Personal trainers, exercise physiologists and fitness professionals may especially concerned about the novel 2019 coronavirus, now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. Due to the frequency and physical proximity with which you have interactions with individuals and potentially infected surfaces, the ACSM would like to offer helpful resources on how you and your clients can stay safe.
Resources for Staying Active at Home
Staying Physically Active During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Exercise Professional Resources
According to Johns Hopkins medicine: “Both [the flu and COVID-19] may be prevented by frequent, thorough hand washing, coughing into the crook of your elbow, staying home when sick and limiting contact with people who are infected.”
The simple coughing intervention is so important that Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) offer this poster download for how best to cover that cough.
Everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs
Although there are differences between COVID-19 and the influenza viruses, the CDC recommends: taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs
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