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Outdoor Exercisers: Get Closer to Nature

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  • It never ceases to amaze me how it takes a study to discover what society knew as the obvious. LOL - 7/17/2015 12:38:41 PM
  • I have heard of this too there is a bandana you can get that is supposed to cut down on inhaled toxins (its for motorcyclists and made in England) I know the drugstore by my house used to carry it I should get one. - 6/25/2015 8:12:18 PM
  • I'd love to exercise outside, but I have asthma and allergies and feel like I'm on barrowed time as it is. I'm ok Mall Walking or going to a gym that has a good air conditioning system. I use to love the outdoors when I was a kid. Parents, brother,sister and their friends were always heavy smokers (white paint turned absolutely grey). - 11/8/2014 10:00:15 PM
  • Rather misleading heading. Exercising OUTSIDE isn't the problem. Exercising on a road or with poor air quality is. - 8/26/2014 11:33:54 PM
  • I live in a city but we do have things like subdivisions (purely residential and usually low traffic) and parks. I stick to those places most of the time! I do go shopping on foot which calls for walking along major streets BUT I'm not putting in the same effort or breathing as hard as I do back in the subdivisions or parks. - 8/26/2014 12:46:23 PM
  • Thanks for sharing. - 8/7/2014 6:58:39 AM
  • Wow, great tip to run by. I never would have thought about it. I will keep to bike trails as much as possible. I was thinking more traffic related accidents. Bears are not a problem in my neck of the woods. - 8/6/2014 12:09:25 PM
  • I live in the country and I thought this article was going to be about how to avoid bears ! lol - 6/24/2014 8:06:06 AM
  • Aww... feel bad for people who live in the city but like to exercise outdoors. - 1/10/2014 11:57:49 AM
  • I live in the city, unfortunately I exercise there too. - 5/17/2013 9:04:08 AM
  • I always wondered whether this might be true. Unfortunately, vegetable gardens in high traffic areas have the same problem. - 5/14/2013 5:45:12 AM
  • I'm glad I run out in the country where there is little traffic! Thank you for this article, as I have not thought about this previously! - 2/13/2011 10:03:13 AM
  • OUTDOORSDC
    Yes, trails all the way! :) - 2/13/2011 7:22:20 AM
  • I'm not sure this is news, really, considering stress is a major factor in cardiovascular health. Not to mention exhaust fumes, etc. I live in a rural area, so it's easy for me to get near nature, but not so easy for those who live in cities. Perhaps more green spaces? - 11/9/2010 8:52:42 AM
  • I haven't thought of this before. I will take this into consideration more and stay off those main roads. Thank you for this article! - 4/7/2010 12:52:47 PM

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