How to manage stress and exercise during COVID-19 surges

Margaret Schneider, PhD, [UCI researcher, public health] and others write, “Losing gym time without adding in an alternative form of exercise can lead to health issues during COVID-19 case surges. Exercise is a powerful tool for managing stress, which can be substantial during any pandemic. Regular physical activity also has the potential to support immune functioning and buffer the impact of these high-stress periods on our physical and mental health.”