Wearing a mask has become part of our lives. Whether we like it or not, masks are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the COVID pandemic.
That being said, they can be uncomfortable, especially when working out. Having your mouth and nose covered while exercising can be harder than the exercise itself. The good news is, it won’t hurt you to wear a mask, generally speaking. But there are some things you need to take into account if you plan on working out while wearing a mask.
5. Is Safe to Work Out While Wearing a Mask?
Yes, it is. For most people anyway. Most of us are safe to work out with a mask on and have no issues. There’s been a study that determined there are no significant differences in your heart rate, respiratory rate, or oxygen saturation. This basically means that you can work out with a mask on and not have any physical consequences in the long run.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that you won’t feel anything different when working out. At the end of the day, the flow of air is less than when you’re not wearing a face mask.