Mini Review
Volume 11 Issue 11 - 2020
Exercise with a Facial Mask. Questions and Answers from Sports and Exercise Medicine Perspective
David Betancur1,4, Jesus Miranda1,3,4, Carmen Gonzalez1 and Orlando Angulo1,2,5*
1Physical and Sports Medicine Specialist, Colombia
2Renacera IPS, Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research Physician in Chief, Colombia
3Triathlon with Science CEO and SEM Physician, Colombia
4Assistant Professor Applied Physical Activity and Sports Medicine Residency Program at Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
5Ad Honorem Professor at Fundacion Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud (FUCS), Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Orlando Angulo, Ad Honorem Professor at Fundacion Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud (FUCS), Colombia.
Received: September 26, 2020; Published: October 30, 2020




Abstract

The use of a face mask to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases has been widely recommended. This simple practice contains diseases that become global threats like the current COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, exercising regularly is one of the most important preventive measures to combat physical inactivity and improve the immune system and although there are alternatives at home, many people can only practice it outdoors and may require a mask.

For this reason, it is important to know the physiological effects of face masks on the human body during physical exercise.

In this mini review we want in an academic way and supported by the best available evidence, to answer some concerns generated around this topic.

Keywords: Facial mask; Exercise; Hypoxia; Carbon Dioxide; COVID-19

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Citation: Orlando Angulo., et al. “Exercise with a Facial Mask. Questions and Answers from Sports and Exercise Medicine Perspective”. EC Orthopaedics 11.11 (2020): 29-35.

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