Can I wear a mask while exercising? Is it dangerous to do this?

Can I wear a mask while exercising? Is it dangerous to do this?

          wear mask jogging Whether it’s a hygienic mask or an N95 mask to prevent PM2.5 dust, is it dangerous? Let’s see.
Face masks have become everyone’s personal items since the COVID-19 crisis and not only that. But when PM2.5 dust returns to visit in season, N95 is a mask that plays an important role. Helps prevent toxic dust from entering our body again. However, when going to exercise, especially when running in a park or outdoor stadium, should we wear a surgical mask or N95 mask while running? Let’s find out whether wearing a mask to run is dangerous or not.

Can I wear a mask while exercising?

          wearing a face mask This may be done in cases where we do light exercises that do not make us feel very tired. Doesn’t cause rapid breathing or panting, such as walking, but if wearing a mask, jogging Especially if running intensely. Or strenuous exercise is something you should not do. because when running to the point where the racers We will breathe shorter and faster. This is a sign that your body needs more oxygen to help you breathe.

In addition, wearing a hygienic mask while running The carbon dioxide we exhale stays in the mask. In addition, the sweat that comes out will get wet with the mask. obstruct ventilation holes and impair airflow, lungs, heart and blood vessels have to work harder which may have a negative effect on the body

wearing a running mask how dangerous

As I said, wearing a mask to run The body may not be able to breathe oxygen in time. It may also be possible to inhale the carbon dioxide left in the mask again. and increase the risk of danger as follows:

1. Can’t breathe

          Alone, just wearing a mask up the stairs can make it difficult for us to breathe. But if wearing a mask to run, it will feel even more uncomfortable. The shortness of breath doubled. and may have other negative consequences

2. The heart beats faster than normal.

          When you’re tired, your body doesn’t get enough oxygen. It will make us breathe faster and stronger, causing our heart to beat faster as well. This condition may be dangerous for the elderly or people with underlying diseases such as heart disease patients. high blood pressure patients including lung disease patients

3. Carbon dioxide builds up in the blood.

          If we inhale a lot of carbon dioxide, it can make us feel uncomfortable. shortness of breath In addition, if carbon dioxide is congested in the blood, it will cause the blood to become acidic. until you may feel faint feel weak Or if there is a very high level of carbon dioxide in the blood, there is a risk of death.
If necessary, wear a fitness mask.
Which one should I wear?

          In the case of exercising in the park or a place with other people And then it is necessary to wear a mask to exercise. should choose to wear a normal hygienic mask or normal cloth mask because it is a mask that is effective in preventing germs about one It is also easy to breathe when wearing. But only one layer is enough. Don’t put two masks on top of each other, as this will make breathing more difficult.

However, N95 masks or thick masks should be avoided. High resolution fabrics such as the FFP1 mask while exercising. Because this type of mask has less air circulation inside the mask. This will make it easier to get tired and have difficulty breathing.

How to exercise safely during COVID

rated from rapid breathing. which may spread to the person behind them farther than usual when the wind blows while running

     2. Switch from running to other types of exercise instead, such as yoga, but if you really want to walk and run, you may use walking exercises for about 30 minutes or walking and running intermittently.   

     3. Don’t force yourself too much. If you are tired, you must stop immediately.

     4. If you start to catch your breath, find an empty corner without people, take off your mask and take a deep breath.

     5. Do not bring your hands to touch your face. and touching surfaces in public places unnecessarily

     6. After exercise, wash your hands with soap and water. or alcohol gel

     7. After exercising, you should hurry back to your accommodation. Do not continue to socialize or go to crowded areas

     8. Arrive at the accommodation, take a shower, wash your hair, change your clothes immediately.

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