What you can gain from catching the 6am to 9am worm


What you can gain from catching the 6am to 9am worm

Morning exercise gets the blood pumping, improves the mood and influences diet choices during working hours

Devlin Brown

Q: I can’t drink and I can’t buy cigarettes — legally. Let’s say I decide to become healthy as a result. What, if anything, can I possibly gain by being forced to run between 6am and 9am?

A: The early bird catches the worm. The proverb never mentioned anything about a virus and so we would love to argue that Covid-19 is still asleep during those hours and can’t spread. However, the smart money would be on it being easier to police. Arresting folk this way is like casting a net during the sardine run.

If you’ve seen the photos of the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town, the time regulations would appear to have the opposite effect of social distancing. However, there is no rule that says you have to run on the promenade or any other spot, so government proclamations shouldn’t replace personal common sense...

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