What WHO Say About People Wear Masks While Exercising?
There have been constant updates from the WHO (World Health Organization) on the current situation of the pandemic all across the globe. Instructions on how to practice social distancing and wear a face mask have been passed on as mandatory guidelines that are necessary to stay safe during these times.
However, there have been few questions among people regarding a few things, one of which is wearing a face mask while exercising. The WHO issued a statement wherein they mentioned that people should NOT be wearing face masks.
The reason for this discouragement is because the mask may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably. WHO further said that sweat can make the mask wet much faster which would make breathing difficult and promote the growth of microorganisms in the nose, mouth, and the area covered by the mask.
Also, it is a well-known fact that the heart rate gets faster when we exercise. Wearing a mask while exercising will surely increase the heart rate manifolds. This can cause instant dehydration, dizziness, and light-headedness and may cause adverse cardiac effects. Plus, wearing a mask while exercising will surely affect your performance which is not right when you are making such an effort to stay fit.
The only solution to stay safe and keep others safe while exercising is to make sure you maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from others. Above all, you must understand that fact that exercising should not be done at the expense of your health.