How Do People in Beijing Exercise With Such Bad Air Pollution?

Is the benefit of exercising on a polluted day overweight the negative health impact? There are lots of factors that could change the equation:

– If you’re overweight, the benefit of exercise would probably be much higher.
– If your body reacts strongly to air pollution, the harm probably starts earlier for you.
– This estimate is only for death. It doesn’t calculate in not-fun, but not-death problems like lung function and asthma.

What we suggest to do is:
1. Wearing a mask when you exercise.
2. Choose a indoor gym with good air quality for your daily exercise.

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