Why it's important to take time off during the pandemic

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor 
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Have you taken the time to escape? When most of us are working in our routine schedules, we take time for vacations, which are critical for our overall health.

But how does someone take a vacation from staying at home while on furlough or working from home without many places to go that are safe or appropriate?

If you can't get away, you still need to get a break, especially from COVID-19.  Each of us have our own methods, but one realistic way is to take walks outdoors or escape into entertainment. 

If there is an opportunity to travel to a safe location and you can do it in a safe way, take the time to get away. 

It may be more necessary now than when things were more normal.