Training is an important part of life and if you swear by fitness, you know what it’s like to miss a session or class at the gym. However, it is also said that when you are sick it is best to miss the gym class. There is a higher risk of spreading the infection, spreading germs and, of course, you are also not in good shape for exercise.
Given the current situation (and of course panic), the coronavirus epidemic has resulted in the cancellation of many events and the postponement of plans. Many offices are also closed and opponents of self-quarantine are being issued to stop the spread of the infection in cities around the world. In such a case, many wonders: is coronavirus reason enough to avoid the gym too?
Should you skip the gym?
since the high-risk infection began to spread wildly, medical experts and health officials have warned people to avoid crowded places using public transportation and areas where the risk of transmission is high, including gymnasiums. Experts say gyms can be one of the dirtiest places you can go, and given the sheer number of equipment and spaces, there is an excruciatingly high risk of transmitting infection from an individual to the other. New coronaviruses, like other coronaviruses, can stay on damp or damp surfaces for a few hours to several days at a stretch, especially on plastic on metal surfaces. In gymnasiums, where the chances of sharing training equipment, tools and machines are high, this could put them primarily at increased risk of infection.
Again, there have been no recorded cases of COVID-19 being transferred through sweat or grime (which can happen while training), experts say spread can occur if a sick person or showing primary symptoms of colds, coughs or fever spreads droplets through the air or touches surfaces with contaminated hands.
If you cannot completely avoid going to the gym or training, it is best to exercise caution and, for safety, wipe all exposed surfaces. Another good measure, at least until the epidemic is contained, is to avoid all steam and sauna baths. They can be therapeutic, but there is a great risk of getting sizzling, moist air infections inside the rooms.
Another way to avoid the gym while sticking to your fitness goals is to do as much exercise outside or at home as you can. This would save you time and also avoid unnecessary infections. It is also a good step to take if you practice some form of self-isolation or quarantine. It can also help you recover faster if you stay healthy and get up.