How to Run Safely During Coronavirus — Advice From Doctors

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While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, causing running races — and many other large events — to be postponed and cancelled, you might be wondering what you should do for your own personal health and how this could affect your training.

We tapped Dr David Nieman, a health professor at Appalachian State University and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus, and Dr Brian Labus, Ph.D, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, to help answer runners’ most frequently asked questions.

Is it safe to run outside?

Yes — in fact, it’s safer to be outside than inside when it comes to disease transmission. When people congregate together and someone sneezes or coughs, droplets get onto objects that people touch, and…

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