Category Archives: Running

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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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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Running in ‘chilled’ air

We all love chilled air, it’s clean and refreshing. BUT…. cold air in you lungs on a constant basis causes all sorts of issues from reduced lung function to inducing asthma attacks. Not good! So if you love the chill in the air … Continue reading

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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

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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

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