How to Exercise Effectively in a Mask

 

Over the last several weeks, many state and local government officials have issued mask mandates for indoor public spaces. By now, you may be used to wearing a mask to the grocery store, however, you may have some concerns about wearing a mask at the gym. So, we put together some FAQs regarding wearing masks during a workout to help you navigate and adjust to the newest addition to your gym bag.

 

Is it safe to exercise with a face mask on?

 

For most people, yes, it’s safe to exercise while wearing a face mask. It’s important to listen to your body as you exercise. If you experience lightheadedness, dizziness, or shortness of breath (beyond what you’re used to), slow down or pause your workout and take a break. If you need to remove your mask temporarily, please try to do so in a place where you are socially distanced from other members,…

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