This is not a surprise to any of us. We have been fighting to stay open and reopen since last March. We kept our community safe when we were open, with small classes in a very large space.
We need to reopen gyms and ideally have the same percent based class sizes that have been used for places of worship. At 25 % capacity we could still have small classes sizes. For the mental and Physical well being of communities in Ontario, gyms are essential.
From the Montreal Gazette:
“We found that consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with reduced odds for severe COVID-19 among infected adults,” said the research team.
What started as a catchphrase has become a movement that can no longer be denied. Physical activity has been prescribed by more and more physicians as a preventive measure against heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, depression, Type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancer, and a study published in April in the British Journal of Sports Medicine offered another important example of why exercise is medicine.
“We found that consistently meeting physical activity guidelines was strongly associated with reduced odds for severe COVID-19 among infected adults,” said a team of researchers led by Robert Sallis from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in California.