We know that masks are important to prevent the infection of Kovid-19.
Face Mask During Exercise: A new study shows that exercising with a face mask does not increase body temperature or heart rate during exercise. Researchers at the University of Connecticut tested several types of face masks – surgical masks, N95 respirators and gaiters, which cover the neck.Also Read – Exercise Benefits: Regular exercise increases lifespan, reduces the risk of death
The study, recently published in the journal Sports Health, showed that none of them had a significant increase in body temperature or heart rate compared to the group without the face mask. Also Read – Desi Ghee: Know which people should not eat Desi Ghee, shocking results in research, be alert
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Ayami Yoshihara, director of sport safety at Yukon’s Corey Stringer Institute, said prior to this study, no one knew whether wearing a mask in the summer would put additional stress on an exerciser.
We know that masks are important to prevent the infection of Kovid-19. We didn’t know whether exercising with a mask in the heat, where your body is already managing the extra stress, would affect protection.
Yoshihara and his team also measured the humidity and temperature inside and outside the face mask. They put a sensor on the faces of the participants inside and outside the face mask.
They found that sports masks and gaiters were significantly reduced as the mask absorbed more sweat and water vapor from the outside air.
Whereas participants reported a higher degree of shortness of breath during exercise with the face mask due to changes in humidity and temperature inside the mask. There was no association between reported discomfort and measures of body temperature and heart rate.
Yoshihara hopes this research can help shape guidelines for athletes who exercise and compete during the summer and into the fall, while ambient temperatures are still high.
Yoshihara said, it is possible and safe to use a mask during low to moderate intensity exercise in the summer.
(input from agency)