11 Dec '17, 11am

Air pollution may wipe out the benefits of walking for aging boomers | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Air pollution may wipe out the benefits of walking for aging boomers | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Although further studies are needed, particularly looking at the effect of regular walking in polluted environments, the current data are sufficiently compelling to advise older adults and chronic pulmonary and cardiac participants to avoid walking in highly polluted environments such as city streets with high traffic density. Exercise such as walking should be done in urban green space areas away from high density traffic or in indoor facilities with effective air filtration if located near polluted streets. Finally, it is important to impose policies and measures that can reduce traffic pollution so that every individual can enjoy the health benefits of physical activity.

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/air-p...

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