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Outdoor Exercisers: Get Closer to Nature

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I have a road like that near me, I try not to walk on it very much it's stinky from car exhaust and loud from trucks. Report
It never ceases to amaze me how it takes a study to discover what society knew as the obvious. LOL Report
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. Report
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). Report
Rather misleading heading. Exercising OUTSIDE isn't the problem. Exercising on a road or with poor air quality is. Report
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. Report
Thanks for sharing. Report
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. Report
I live in the country and I thought this article was going to be about how to avoid bears ! lol Report
Aww... feel bad for people who live in the city but like to exercise outdoors. Report
I live in the city, unfortunately I exercise there too. Report
I always wondered whether this might be true. Unfortunately, vegetable gardens in high traffic areas have the same problem. Report
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! Report
Yes, trails all the way! :) Report
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? Report

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