Pulmonologist told should you wear masks while exercising or not during COVID-19
The gym and yoga centers are reopening after four months from 5 August 2020. But exercising amidst the corona epidemic would prove to be quite challenging.
Many people will go to the gym after a long time. Also, to increase stamina, strength and endurance and to get better results, some workout tips will also be followed (Effective workout tips for gym).
The amount of free workouts you used to do earlier, may not be seen as that freedom.
The SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) has also been issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare before the gym opens. In this, gym owners have been asked to maintain safety in various ways.
SOP states to use visor / face shield. Many people are seen wearing face masks while running or while doing workouts in the garden / park.
Although I used to do workouts alone because of the cousin’s gym. But I used to exercise there too with a mask. I had some problems while exercising (masking) while exercising.
But to avoid corona infection, masks have been mandated to avoid corona infection. In such a situation, everyone will come to the gym to exercise by putting on a mask.
Understand Exercise and Respiratory Systems
There are many types of masks available in the market. Many local brands are also selling masks in the market. In these masks, a cloth that is unbreadable is used. That is, breathing in such a mask is quite difficult.
Experts say that using more masks can also reduce oxygen levels. Because the oxygen you take without a mask is what your body needs.
In such a situation, if you use a mask while exercising, less oxygen will reach the body. If you do not wear tight masks then this problem will not come.
A healthy person breathes 8 liters of air per minute. Which contains about two liters of oxygen. About 1.5 liters of oxygen is released when exhaled.
That is, you need about 400-500 ml of oxygen every minute. Accordingly, the body needs about 576 liters of oxygen in 24 hours.
On the other hand, lack of oxygen will increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the body. Due to this, problems such as dizziness, fatigue, headache, inability to focus, difficulty in breathing can occur.
Exercise and breathing
60 to 100 BPM is considered a normal harrett. In any aerobic activity, the heart rate rises 50–80 percent from normal to 180– 220.
If we talk about weight training, then the heart rate increases by 50-70 percent in weight training done with medium intensity.
You need more oxygen as the heart rate increases. In such a situation, if you keep tight mask, then you may have trouble breathing.
Whether to apply mask while exercising?
Doctor says that fitting or applying more tight masks while exercising cannot be considered right. You may have problems breathing.
Having more people in the gym may be at risk of corona infection. If you are applying this mask, then apply a soft and loose fitting or surgical mask.
By applying this mask, your confidence will also be built and there will be no problem in exercising. However, it is best to avoid applying mask while running.
Keep in mind that surgical masks get wet quickly after sweating. You should keep 2-3 extra masks together. As soon as these masks are wet, oxygen will not cross through them and there will be trouble in breathing.
Take special care of these things as well
Doctor also told some other things, which should be kept in mind while exercising in the gym.
Periodically keep the hands sanitized. Use a sanitizer for 20 seconds or wash your hands with soap for 30 seconds.
Follow social distancing. Sanitize any equipment before using it.
Take the water bottle from home and keep it separate, do not share it with anyone.
Take towels from home. Wash it well when you go home.
Make sure that the natural air is coming in the gym or not. Contact Honor for this also.
Sanitize hands before applying or removing mask, only then apply hands with mask.
Friends, Pulmonologist told should you wear masks while exercising or not during COVID-19. Finally According to doctors, who says that applying a mask can cause problems in breathing. But still you can use surgical mask or loose fitting mask.