Smart Ways to Exercise on Bad Air Days

bad airUnfortunately, the air contains pollutants that can cause respiratory problems especially for people with allergies, asthma, and those who like to exercise outdoors. Understanding the pollution levels in your city or town can help you to reduce your exposure to high levels of irritating allergens. Follow the tips below to help you fit in your workout on particularly bad air days:

Check pollen.com – This website offers a four-day pollen allergy forecast by zip code.

Avoid pollen peak hours – Exercise in the early mornings or late evenings when pollen counts are lower.

Try low-moderate intensity – Avoid vigorous exercise to reduce exertion, which may exacerbate allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Avoid traffic – If possible, try to avoid running near high-traffic roads to reduce exposure to particles from the road and car fumes.
Sources:  www.health.com

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