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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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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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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

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Review: Primavera e allergie! by United Runners

Ci siamo. Manca pochissimo. Ormai la Primavera è alle porte, ed anche se l’Inverno non è ancora ufficialmente finito, in alcune giornate già si percepiscono alcuni segnali che la stagione più bella dell’anno sta arrivando. La Primavera è la stagione … Continue reading

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Shanghai Hits Record Pollution Level On Marathon Day, Causing Runners’ Lungs To Hurt

When air quality levels in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai reach the government’s definition of “heavily polluted,” government officials recommend that children and the elderly refrain from all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else, they say, should avoid prolonged or … Continue reading

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