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Harmful effects of Air Pollution can be reversed by Exercises

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Researchers found that the beneficial effects of exercise are more important for our health than the negative effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality. Here is the solution to beat fears related to bad quality of air. University of Copenhagen researchers  has found that exercise can outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution

However, we would still advise people to exercise and cycle in green areas, parks, woods, with low air pollution and away from busy roads, when possible,”. It is well known that physical activity reduces while air pollution increases the risk of premature mortality. This is the first large population-based, prospective cohort study that has examined the joint effects of both physical activity and air pollution on mortality, the authors concluded. 5,500 participants died before 2010, and the researchers observed about 20 percent fewer deaths among those who exercised than among those who didn’t exercise, even for those who lived in the most polluted areas, in central Copenhagen and Aarhus, or close to busy roads and highways.

Andersen concluded that it was important to note that these results pertain to Denmark and sites with similar air pollution levels, and may not necessarily be true in cities with several fold higher air pollution levels, as seen in other parts of the world. His results are published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

“It is also important to note that these results pertain to Denmark and sites with similar air pollution levels, and may not necessarily be true in cities with several fold higher air pollution levels, as seen in other parts of the world,” Andersen added.