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Health News 2 Use: Staying active at home

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 10:19:48-05

TULSA, Okla. — Kasey Fagin works from home but during his lunch hour, he takes his dog for a walk instead of staying inside.

"I think being stuck at home can lead to some depression and I think being active and getting out and getting some exercise is good for the body and mind," Fagin said.

At Tulsa ER & Hospital, Dr. Jennifer Galbraith encourages people feeling stuck at home because of the pandemic to get outside.

"It's you know, very stressful right now, and if you can get out some of that stress by taking a jog, going for a brisk walk, getting that heart rate up, in the end you'll feel a little bit better about where life is taking you right now," Dr. Galbraith said.

J.T. Lawson takes breaks to get a little fresh air and some exercise when he works from home.

"I think it's bad to stay inside and not do anything active," Lawson said.

Dr. Galbraith added, "If you can get out there and try to do your best about maintaining a healthy physical activity, eating well, it's gonna make you be able to deal with the stress of this pandemic a little bit better."

Dr. Galbraith suggests thinking about the extra time you have by not commuting to work and fewer social obligations because of social distancing during the pandemic as a time to get yourself and your kids moving in other ways.

"If we can look at this with a little bit of a silver lining and get out there and get our legs moving then its gonna make us feel a little bit better in the end," she said.

So by the time the pandemic does end, you'll be both physically and mentally ready to get back to normal.

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