Air Quality and Exercise: Tips for Staying Active When The Air Quality is Poor

By Jeremy Holt
Utah Air Pollution

It’s that time of year again. We’re starting to hear about bad air on the news, then we’ll see it driving into town and finally we’ll taste it in the air.

On the worst days it doesn’t even feel healthy to breathe, let alone go for a run or walk. And while getting plenty of exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, exercising outdoors when the air quality is poor can be unhealthy.