Advisor(s)

Rema Suniga, PhD
Ohio Northern University
Biological Sciences, Science, Technology, and Mathematics
r-suniga@onu.edu

Document Type

Video

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Previous correlations have been shown between difficulty breathing and stress levels while wearing a cloth mask. This study aims to determine the effects on the cardiovascular system of wearing a mask during exercise with (M) or without a mask (WM). Thirty healthy subjects consisting of 15 males and 15 females ages of 18 - 22, ran for 10 minutes outside at their individual consistent pace on two consecutive testing days at a minimum of 36 hours between each testing day. Heart rate, percent of oxygen saturation in blood, and blood pressure of each participant were taken before and after each trial. The difference between pre and post measurements of heart rate (unit), blood pressure (mmHg) and % O2 saturation between M and WM exercise conditions were not significantly different using a paired test. Heart rate slightly increased by 4bpm WM on average, MAP showed a slight decrease of 3mmHgon average , and pulse ox has a slight increase of less than 1%.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Effect of Cloth Face Masks on Aerobic Activity

Previous correlations have been shown between difficulty breathing and stress levels while wearing a cloth mask. This study aims to determine the effects on the cardiovascular system of wearing a mask during exercise with (M) or without a mask (WM). Thirty healthy subjects consisting of 15 males and 15 females ages of 18 - 22, ran for 10 minutes outside at their individual consistent pace on two consecutive testing days at a minimum of 36 hours between each testing day. Heart rate, percent of oxygen saturation in blood, and blood pressure of each participant were taken before and after each trial. The difference between pre and post measurements of heart rate (unit), blood pressure (mmHg) and % O2 saturation between M and WM exercise conditions were not significantly different using a paired test. Heart rate slightly increased by 4bpm WM on average, MAP showed a slight decrease of 3mmHgon average , and pulse ox has a slight increase of less than 1%.