At last, you can play sports! Now we tell you how and when to use a mask to run and promote the non-contagion of the coronavirus. At the moment, it is only mandatory to use the mask on public transport, although it is highly recommended in other spaces. Therefore, wearing a mask to run is quite advisable.
When Should We Wear a Mask?
Like everything, it will depend on the circumstances, that is, it is not the same to run through a town of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants where there are not even time slots to go out, as in the centre of Madrid or Barcelona. With this in mind, experts recommend its use when:
- You train in areas where you meet a lot of people.
- It is impossible to maintain a safe distance of approximately 10 meters.
Recommendations and advice for its use
According to experts, the best option for running is the ffp2 valveless sports masks. It is imperative that we make sure it is not too uncomfortable and does not drown us. In addition, the ideal would be to have more than one, to be able to wash it after each roll.
It is essential to warm up before going for a run, but the mask should not be touched at any time, however annoying it may be.
One of the main drawbacks of using it is that it will moisten as you go for miles, so it is recommended to try to do nasal breathing. Since exhaling through the nose produces fewer drops than when breathing through the mouth, this will help keep the mask drier.
Exercising is a very good idea to calm anxiety, which may be generating the current situation, but if you have never practised intensity activities, it is not the best time to try.
Remember that you can also do sports at home
If you still don’t dare to do high-intensity exercises on the street, you can start to gain physical fitness directly at home. If you are a Fusion customer and you have the UHD Decoder at home, you will find in Movistar + a great ally to train.
Within the top menu of the screen, in the “Apps” section, you will find the App #We continue connected with training for runners with Chema Martínez that will help you achieve depth or yoga stretches to work joints and gain flexibility.