Keep moving. You can hear scientists repeat it on the news almost weekly. And so this blog is about Walking Menorca in times of corona. You should limit all social contacts as much as possible, events have been canceled and going to the Camino de Santiago is also not recommended. But fortunately we can go outside for a walk. And so we tell you how you can keep walking during this time.
Why is walking so healthy?
Stay indoors if you don’t feel well
Walking in times of corona also means following the guidelines. This means that you do not go outside if you have (also mild) complaints. Think of a cold, sore throat, cough and / or fever. Also stay indoors if a housemate has a fever (from 38 ° C) and / or shortness of breath.
With how many people are you allowed to walk Menorca in times of Corona?
With how many people are you allowed to walk Menorca in times of Corona? We are often asked this question. The most important thing is to keep 1.5 meters away from any person who does not belong to your own household. This applies to walker you pass, but also to the group you are walking with.
Try a morning walk
Walking in times of corona is done by avoiding busy areas, such as shopping streets and busy parks, as much as possible. Find a quiet area to walk in. Also keep in mind that most hikers will probably be on the road between 10am and 5pm. In times of corona, why not try a morning walk. You then have the wonderful walking path to yourself.
Experiment with your walking routes
Do you always walk the same route? Walking in times of corona may become boring. Even if you are used to walking with others, walking alone can also become boring. Therefore, choose different routes. Experiment. Take a left where you always go right or head or tails at an intersection. Who knows, you might discover beautiful places. Have you ever been to the Maasduinen National Park, for example? You can really walk beautifully. And it is not yet as busy as, for example, the Veluwe. We offer a wonderful 4-day walking holiday in which you combine exercise and relaxation.
Open all your senses
Do you not want to take any risks and do you prefer to walk alone in times of corona? We understand that. The advantage: you have plenty of opportunities to take in your surroundings. Therefore pay extra attention to what you see, hear, feel and smell. For example, give yourself an assignment for every walk: try to discover as many different types of birds as possible or photograph as many plants as possible with your smartphone. Or put on some nice music. This is immediately a nice form of distraction in these uncertain times.
Wash your hands when you get back home
Walking in times of corona. The coronavirus spreads through drops of moisture, such as snot and saliva. So don’t spit on the ground. If you get a runny nose on the way, blow your nose in a tissue and throw it in a waste bin. Cough and sneeze into your elbow. Touch as few objects as possible along the way. If you touch something, do not put your hand in your face afterwards. Wash your hands well when you return home.
Build up slowly
Movement is good. There is no need to overdo it. Because then you get injuries. Have you just started hiking? Then slowly increase the distance while walking in times of corona to prevent injuries. After a long walk, give your body time to recover. In addition to getting enough exercise, also ensure plenty of rest. We also have tips on how to mentally prepare for walking.
Take care of yourself and your walking shoes
Make sure to stay healthy during times of corona. Eat healthy (including plenty of fruit and vegetables) and get enough sleep. So don’t go out on an empty stomach and replenish your energy after a long walk. Also take good care of your walking shoes. Because while walking in times of corona, it is important to also pay attention to it.
Do you have any other tips to keep moving and walking enough in the near future? Send your tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.