In terms of workout protection, are all face masks created equal?
There have been many frustrating things about the Covid-19 pandemic, but for some reason, wearing masks is at the top of the list. While I understand that nobody really WANTS to walk around with their nose and mouth covered, doctors and surgeons do it all the time, and unfortunately it is a slightly inconvenient reality of life at the moment.
That being said, I can understand where some of the frustration comes from, especially in terms of exercise and fitness.
Wearing a mask during your workout comes with its own set of challenges, from potential acne breakouts, to breathing in your own sweat, and keeping the mask on when it constantly wants to slip off.
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Unfortunately we will be wearing masks in public for the foreseeable future, so if you are committed to your fitness, I suggest you invest in a comfortable workout mask.
Here are three options:
Reebok workout mask (made from 93% recycled polyester).
Underarmour workout mask with 50+ UPF sun protection
Uniqlo Airism workout mask with washable filter