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Is It Safe To Have A Run Or Workout By

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Posted on Thu, 16 Jul 2020
Question: Is it safe to have a run or workout by wearing face mask
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It might cause low oxygen

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

In my opinion if you are working out at home, then no need of mask.
If you are running on road or public place, then mask is mandatory as COVID is more deadly then temporary low oxygen levels
If you are at a gym, then also mask is mandatory as per law.

Otherwise wearing a mask during workout can cause low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels in blood. But COVID-19 is much more deadly then this risk.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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Is It Safe To Have A Run Or Workout By

Brief Answer: It might cause low oxygen Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. In my opinion if you are working out at home, then no need of mask. If you are running on road or public place, then mask is mandatory as COVID is more deadly then temporary low oxygen levels If you are at a gym, then also mask is mandatory as per law. Otherwise wearing a mask during workout can cause low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels in blood. But COVID-19 is much more deadly then this risk. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee