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What’s more important, getting that workout in, or staying inside during air quality warnings? | The Globe and Mail

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Breathing dirty air is harmful to your health, whether it’s microscopic particulates in wildfire smoke or long-term irritants like ground-level ozone and carbon monoxide from vehicles. However, there’s no denying the benefits of exercise, and a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that the advantages of working out, even in less-than-ideal air, may eventually outweigh the negative effects of breathing polluted air. The relationship between the two components is key: heavy exercisers lived longer in polluted areas than sedentary people and even moderate exercisers in the cleanest areas. Pollution clearly lost out to exercise.

Source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/article-whats-more-important-getting-that-workout-in-or-staying-inside-during/

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