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Category Archives: Exercise & Air Pollution
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
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
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
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
Exercising when air pollution levels are high can do more harm than good
Do you check air pollution levels before exercising outdoors? You should. Although regular exercise is good for us, exercising in poor air may wipe any short-term fitness gains. Worse still, you could be putting your body at risk of serious … Continue reading
Joggers are at higher risk of air pollution than walkers are
Joggers who run near busy roads may be putting themselves at a higher risk of breathing in air pollution compared to if they walked at an average pace, say scientists. The researchers wanted to know how the risk of inhaling … Continue reading
Exercise and Air Pollution
Just recently, the American Lung Association published its report on the latest measurements of soot particles and ozone in the air for almost 1,000 countries and cities in the United States. The results come as no surprise, especially for measurements … Continue reading
Running a risk
Five days before the Beijing Marathon, the air pollution level in Beijing was rated “very unhealthy” by the US Embassy, and buildings in the distance appeared obscured by haze. Nonetheless, about 30,000 runners are gathering in the city on Sunday … Continue reading