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Harmful rules: why you shouldn't run in a mask

Good news! Or not really. To be honest, they are still quite controversial. In Moscow, from the first day of summer, not only walking according to the schedule is allowed, but sports activities in the morning hours - from 5:00 to 9:00. At the same time, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced the wearing of masks is mandatory for everyone, runners among them. However, many athletes claim that in this case it is better not to run at all. What's the matter? Let's figure it out with the experts.

Harmful rules: why you shouldn't run in a mask

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Why do you need a mask?

WHO says that to protect you from infection, the chances are There are not very many ordinary medical masks, but if you are infected, those around you will remain safe. The fact is that the symptoms of coronavirus can go unnoticed for you, and you simply may not realize that you are infected. However, you will become a carrier of the disease. An ordinary medical mask can create a kind of barrier between you and passers-by.

But if the obligatory wearing of masks on walks can be considered justified, running in such an accessory raises doubts not only among athletes, but also among doctors.

Harmful rules: why you shouldn't run in a mask


Why is wearing a mask harmful?

Vladimir Lepesa, marathon runner: With any load, our body requires an increased supply of oxygen in order to maintain all internal processes, including the process of glucose oxidation, which supplies us with energy. Any obstacle that blocks the supply of sufficient oxygen, impairs well-being, and creates additional stress on the cardiovascular system. And the mask prevents us from breathing deeply both literally and figuratively. Therefore, its use during active sports is not just stupid, but also dangerous. Especially for beginners.

Doctors also do not recommend running or any other sports outdoors wearing masks, but moreover, they say that wearing them outdoors is also completely useless.

Harmful rules: why you shouldn't run in a mask

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Vitaly Zverev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology of the First Moscow State Medical University named after Sechenov: When I see that children are wearing masks on the street, I want to ask a question - who will treat their emphysema after wearing this mask? Or when people on a bicycle in a mask ride ... The virus does not fly on the street. If you observe social distance, nothing will be passed on to you.

In addition, the expert assures that the mask on the street is not just useless, but harmful.

And after two hours it turns from a means of protection into a means of spreading infection. Since in addition to coronavirus, there are bacteria and fungi in the air that settle on the mask.

The scientist noted that as a result of the measures taken, an increase in diseases such as emphysema, bronchial asthma, fungal, allergic, bacterial diseases should be expected.

Harmful rules: why you shouldn't run in a mask


What to do if you want to run?

The only option is to go to the forests of the Moscow region, where the mask mode is not so strict, and there are much less people walking. The main thing is to keep your distance. Experts assure that this is the only effective way of protection.

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