20 December 2012

Run in less polluted air


If you exercise outdoors, you’re vulnerable to toxins in the air. Learn how to gauge your city’s "pollution mood" and keep your exposure to a minimum.

Take action:
Avoid exercising near areas of heavy traffic; early morning and evening are generally the best times for outdoor exercise (get a group together if safety is a concern); still winter mornings, however, are often conducive to higher pollution levels – on such days, try exercising a little later in the day; wind and rain can help disperse and get rid of pollution, so post-rainstorm is a good time for outdoor activities; if you must exercise when pollution levels are high, decrease your workout’s duration or intensity and make up for it on a less polluted day. 




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