Thanks to a series of fires up here in Northern California, many regular outdoor exercisers are being forced to take their workouts inside due to excess smoke in the air. It's especially important for those of us with asthma or upper-respiratory maladies, but everyone should use a little bit more caution when the air quality is not up to par this Summer. Use these tips for exercising to prevent damage to your health:
- Do not run on or near roads where there is heavy truck or bus traffic.
- Work out in the early morning or later in the evening when the ozone levels are at their lowest.
- Exercise indoors if possible.
- If you experience any difficulty breathing, stop your exercise immediately and see your doctor.