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23.11.2020


Face mask has no adverse effect on sports performance

Face mask has no adverse effect on sports performance
Fortunately, in many countries where the gyms are still open, despite all coronavirus hysteria woes, wearing a face mask is not mandatory. But if this changes in the near future, that shouldn't be a reason to stay at home. According to Canadian sports scientists at the University of Saskatchewan, wearing a face mask should not affecting your performance.

Study
The researchers got 14 subjects to cycle as fast as they could on three different occasions for a short period of time, and then measured how long they could sustain exercising at this intensity.

One time the subjects wore nothing, the other time a disposable surgical mask. The researchers used masks that you can buy in stores.

Results
Wearing a mask did not affect stamina.


Face mask has no adverse effect on sports performance


Wearing a mask also did not affect the perception of fatigue. [Figure]

During the exercise test, the researchers measured how much oxygen was in the blood and leg muscles of the subjects. And again wearing a mask had no effect.


Face mask has no adverse effect on sports performance


Conclusion
"Our study found no detrimental effect of wearing either a non-disposable cloth or disposal surgical face mask while exercising vigorously on exercise performance", summarize the Canadians.

"This has practical significance, especially when exercising in settings where individuals might be vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, such as enclosed gyms, given that exercise should be encouraged for everyone during COVID-19 to reduce many of the risk factors (i.e., obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure) that are associated with the worst COVID-19 outcomes."

By the way
The research says nothing about FFP2/N95 surgical masks. These products do reduce performance. [Clin Res Cardiol. 2020 Jul 6;1-9.]

Source:
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov 3;17(21):8110.

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