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Research Shows Regular Exercise, Even in Polluted Areas, Can Lower Risk of Death
Regular exercise, even performed in areas with air pollution, can reduce the risk of death from natural causes, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Habitual exercise reduces the risk of death regardless of exposure to air pollution, and … Continue reading
REVIEW: Respro® Ultralight™ Mask: Best cycle mask for hot conditions
Respro® is the world leader in bike pollution mask sales, and while its masks might look a little sinister, their N99-rated filtering technology certainly does the job. The Ultralight is our favourite from Respro’s range: its mesh-like stretchy fabric keeps … Continue reading
Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good
In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading
Running home from work in high air pollution could be deadly, study suggests
Running or cycling home from work when air pollution is high could damage the lungs and lead to heart failure, a new study suggests. Researchers in Belgium have discovered that the pollution causes blood vessels in the lungs to narrow, … Continue reading
Polluted air means city walkers and cyclists should watch their speed
Walking and cycling are good exercise, but in urban settings, increasing your breathing rate can mean inhaling more polluted air. In a new study, Alex Bigazzi of the University of British Columbia has pinpointed optimal walking and cycling speeds … Continue reading
Measuring the airborne toxicants urban bicyclists inhale
By switching from four wheels to two, bicyclists help reduce traffic and air pollution — all while getting much-needed exercise. But that health benefit could be costly, due to exposure to potentially harmful compounds in motor vehicle exhaust. In a … Continue reading
Is city biking hazardous to your health?
People used to say that exercising in New York City was like smoking a pack of cigarettes. Luckily, conditions have vastly improved, according to a recent NYC Health Department report, but some areas of the city continue to have high … Continue reading
Joggers told to avoid certain London City streets due to air pollution
The City of London have issued a new alert system to warn joggers to exercising in areas where air levels are unsafe. Due to potentially toxic levels of air pollution in several areas around the city, joggers are being warned … Continue reading