Your guide to outdoor exercising during COVID-19 times

Since the COVID-19 breakdown, the world has stopped, and self-isolation remains the main preventative measure in most countries.

But COVID-19 hasn't just affected jobs. It's also affected how people now go about their daily life and how one can enjoy outdoor activities. Still, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), going outside to exercise while keeping a social distance is a safe and positive way to maintain optimal physical and mental health.

We don't think we could survive without going out for some warm sunshine or exercise - and we don't think you could, either.

But how do you keep yourself and others safe while partaking in outdoor activities? In this post, we cover a guide to outdoor exercising during pandemic times so you can remain safe while still enjoying yourself.

How To Stay Active & Safe

There's quite a lot you can do to stay both active and safe during these challenging pandemic times. 

Solo Jogging

Solo jogging will never go out of style with how great it is for your health and wellbeing. But solo jogging during a pandemic? Even better. It’s safe to go out for a run if you are keeping a social distance.

Running outdoors by yourself is the best option if you need to release some endorphins, all while embracing the serenity of nature.

If your usual block is getting boring, be sure to switch it up to a new location for a change to keep things interesting during your jog.

EXTRA TIP: The Active Essentials Kit

“We wanted to do something to help people to keep active and safe. So as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic we fast-tracked the development of a protection kit.” - Kirill Noskov, the company’s Founder and CEO. Watch this video to hear more from Kirill.

The Active Essentials Kit includes the IAMRUNBOX MINI armband, a shopping bag made of recycled plastic bottles, and the RunMask, a face mask specially designed for runners.

Run With Your Dog

No, there's no need for social distance yourself from your friendly pooch. In fact, this is an excellent time for you to be the best owner ever and treat your dog to outdoor runs more often during this COVID-19 situation.

Exercising your dog is one of the key parts of their care, and it's also the perfect excuse for you to get some outdoor exercise.


Grab your bike and hit the roads for some cycling fun. This is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities ever and at the same time, it helps you stretch your legs and feel the burn.

Plus, if you have a mountain or off-road bicycle, why not veer off course and experience some new sights and sounds? 

Walk in the Woods

There's no need to go to the extremes of running all the time. Why not take a leisurely walk through the woods for a change of scenery?

It's definitely something that will help keep you sane during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Safety Measures

With all of these outdoor activities comes the important safety measures you should be taking due to the COVID-19 virus, which are as follows:

  •     Social distance from others (e.g. don't walk right near others)
  •     Wear a mask during your outdoor activities to help prevent the spread
  •     Wash your hands and clothes often
  •     Follow government guidelines
  •     Avoid touching things outdoors (e.g. pedestrian crossing button or stair rails) 

Follow this guide for your outdoor exercising, and you can remain safe while still having fun and getting active.