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There’s good reason for it. Studies have outlined the many mental health benefits of exercise, including reduced stress and an improved mood. Spending time outdoors and in nature has also been associated with decreasing mental fatigue and improving symptoms of depression and anxiety.
With outside time more precious than ever before, seasoned sprinters and power walkers alike are turning to the streets and sidewalks for some respite from at-home workout programs like Obé and P.volve or indoor exercise equipment like Peloton.
But to safely run outside right now means looking out for your own health and the health of those around you. Finding a breathable face mask for running and exercising outdoors is its own hurdle.
That’s why we turned to the experts to find out which athletic and sports face masks they recommend for running and summer workouts, including finding out whether moisture-wicking face masks are even effective.
Here’s what they had to say.
Do you need to wear face masks while running?
In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that everyone should be wearing a non-medical face mask or face covering when going outside. We now know that wearing a face mask is perhaps the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and that the more people wearing them, the better.
But if you’ve tried running or working out with a face mask on, you probably had a hard time breathing and broke more of a sweat than you bargained for.
The TL;DR: Yes,...