posted on 6:52 PM, July 6, 2016
Project Leader: Michael Koehle
Exercise is an important parameter in the prevention of disease, access to work and quality of life for many individuals. Exercise in the outdoors is the most accessible form of activity for many individuals; however, the effects of air pollution on urban exercisers remain unclear. There are pre-existing guidelines for individuals, particularly those with disease to limit exercise during times of high air pollution. However, there is little reliable evidence for this, and due to the positive implications of exercise on health, it would be beneficial to better understand this relationship. Inflammatory and oxidative stress markers will be studied in individuals at a variety of exercise intensities.