People’s health during exercise

Exhaled air or air that has not been sufficiently purified and renewed, negatively affects performance and it is especially harmful to people’s health while they are exercising. Viruses and bacteria are latent in the air that we breathe. The risks are higher at sports facilities. The respiratory activity of a sedentary person is not the same as that of a person that is lifting weights.

The normal respiratory frequency of an adult at rest is between 12 and 15 breaths per minute. During each breath, around half a litre of air is moved, which means that every minute we move between 6 and 7.5 litres of air. Respiratory frequency and consequently, the amount of air we move, is multiplied when we are physically exerting ourselves. In situations where intense exercise is being carried out, respiratory frequency may reach 40-50 breaths per minute and the volume of air that is moved with each breath is about 3-4 litres. During maximum exercise peak, between 120 and 200 litres of air are moved per minute.


For this reason, in order to cater for the well-being of workers and users of sports venues, it is extremely important to have an air ventilation and treatment system that is able to guarantee that the air that people breathe is clean and free from elements that are harmful to health. Therefore, we are investing in new air purification methods such as germicidal chambers with UVc lamps.