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Exercising possible while quarantined

While some people have been stuck indoors for the last several weeks, silent sports enthusiasts in Door County are still finding ways to stay active. The World Health Organization recommends people 18 years and up to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity during the week while taking the proper social distancing and hygiene measures to stay protected. That means cyclists, runners, and other athletes have been able to still hit the road to get in workouts. Racing has been a little different as many events have been canceled or postponed this spring. The Run the Door Race Series, which has had four events canceled this year, recently hosted their first virtual run with proceeds benefiting the Door County Emergency Support Coalition. Organizer Bob Richards says there are more benefits to staying active than just staying physically healthy.

If you cannot make it outside, the Door County YMCA has been offering resources to help people stay active indoors online.

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