If you have to wear a face mask to exercise outdoors under coronavirus stay-at-home orders, here’s how to make sure you get enough oxygen and stay safe.

Key Points:

  • It’s generally safe to exercise with a mask
  • People with underlying health conditions should take caution when exercising with a mask
  • Wearing a mask will decrease the flow of air into lungs
  • It’s normal to run out of breath quicker
  • The more you exercise with the mask, the more accustomed your body will become
  • Unless you have prior health conditions, you should be getting enough oxygen

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