Perform 30 minutes of daily exercise improves physical and emotional health. However, what happens when agents such as pollution, not only puts at risk this activity but that it puts at risk the life? According to the National Health mortality from respiratory disease is the third leading cause of death for children aged zero to four years.
A study of the Zuyd University in the Netherlands, said that exposure to the pollutant gases causes an oxidative effect which, in addition to age prematurely, is linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Get active and take care of your health!
However, it is very hard to stop doing exercise outdoors in the spring weather. Therefore we offer the following tips to help you take care of your health:
- Train yourself in facilities located away from traffic and busy roads.
- If this is not possible then the exercise should be done during periods when the concentration of pollutants is low and at times when traffic is less.
- The hours in which the solar radiation is stronger, an increase of the amount of ozone, occurs in urban areas.
- During the year the presence of fine and ultrafine particles increases the risk of ischemia myocardial in people with coronary artery disease.
- Exposure to fine particles alter the heart rate.
However, this is no excuse for not doing physical activity outdoors. Take care; your health is in your hands!