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Staying Active While Social Distancing

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Staying Active While Social Distancing

As the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, millions of Americans have been asked to stay home to slow the spread of the virus—including the Wyomingites. Because we have an active community here in Jackson, Wyoming, it is important to note that there are many ways to remain physically active while staying healthy and safe.

Whether you prefer yoga or a jog around the block, here are a few activities you can do from home while keeping social and physical distancing in mind.

Join an Online Fitness Class

If you prefer guided workout sessions with a group, take advantage of online fitness classes to maintain that sense of community and accountability. From free classes on YouTube to paid instructions, there are plenty of options out there. You can even start a group chat with other members to discuss classes and build a sense of community during these challenging times. If you are trying out a new class or unfamiliar moves, be mindful of your body and it’s limitations to prevent injury.


Stretching is another great way to keep your body moving when practicing social distancing. When working from home, you can fall into sedentary behaviors where you’re spending a majority of your time sitting or laying down—taking stretch breaks can help you to counteract this. Whether you decide to set aside a larger time block or aim to get up and stretch once every hour, stretching can help to support your physical health.

Jog Around Your Neighborhood

If you’re a runner, you are still able to take a walk or a jog around your neighborhood, however, it is essential that you still follow proper social distancing guidelines. If you do decide to get your physical activity outdoors, be sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Remain at least six feet away from other people.
  • Wear a proper cloth face covering if you are going to encounter other people.
  • Avoid exercising in groups.

COVID-19 Updates for Jackson, Wilson, and Teton County

St. John's Health is working with community health partners on keeping the community of Jackson, WY and the region informed on Coronavirus information.

Visit our dedicated Coronavirus webpage for updates and additional information.