“A new model finds that the health benefits of outdoor exercise can outweigh the hazards of air pollution.
“Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world, and Souvik Das Gupta, a long-time resident of the Indian city, can attest to that. He’s asthmatic, and so, certain times of the year — especially April through June, when pollen levels are high and dust storms are common — are especially hard on his lungs.
“It is, finds a new study, which for the first time, looked at some of the world’s most polluted cities and examined whether the health benefits of outdoor exercise — such as reduced risk of disease, heart conditions and several cancers combined with improved fitness and flexibility — still outweighed the risks of air pollution….” Smithsonian.com. Read the full article on delhiair.org.
Even in the Most Polluted Cities, You Can Exercise Outdoors (A Little)