Don't Hibernate: Manage stress with physical activity this winter
Physical health is linked to mental and overall health. Regular physical activity (even a short walk!) can improve your mood, boost mental alertness, and support a healthy body weight. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritize your health and safety. Help manage your stress with physical activity.
Consider increasing your physical activity by trying a new outdoor path. The below local routes have committed to clearing snow and ice this winter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor exercises are lower risk since it's easier to keep at least 6 feet of social distance away from others. Care for your mental and physical health- stay active on Lorain County routes near you:
- Amherst: Beaver Creek Reservation, 913 N. Lake St.
- Avon Lake: Miller Road Park, 33760 Lake Road.
- LaGrange: Carlisle Reservation, 12882 Diagonal Road.
- North Ridgeville:South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Road.
- Shady Drive Complex, 37077 Shady Drive.
- Downtown sidewalks and Tappan Square
- North Coast Inland Trail (from Oberlin Rd. to S. Pyle Amherst Rd.)
- Penfield: Penfield Recreation Park, 40756 State Route 18.
- Downtown Sidewalks, 115 Willard Memorial Sq.
- Wellington Reservation, 535 Jones Rd.
These locations may be cleared from snow and ice, depending on other logistical factors:
- Elyria: Bur Oak, 6150 Ford Rd.
- Central Park, 2800 Oakdale
- Day's Dam, 2720 East 31st St.
- Lakeview Park, 1800 West Erie Ave.
- Longfellow Park, 1850 Cleveland Blvd.
- Oakwood Park, 2132 West Park Dr.
Contact Lorain County Public Health to suggest additional outdoor routes for this list.
Try one of these activities or find free fitness videos at UnitedWeSweat.org. No membership or commitment required.