Category Archives: Sports

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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REVIEW: Running in Haze

When I moved to Singapore in 2010, I knew little about haze and air pollution in general; I’d moved from London where the air wasn’t all that great either.  In September 2010, we started to hear many residents of Singapore talking about … Continue reading

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Smog is no excuse not to go for a run – it’s still better than sitting at home

Going for a run or cycling in a built-up area is still better for you than not exercising at all – despite the pollution, claims a new study. Researchers concluded that air pollution should not be an excuse for sitting … Continue reading

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