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CYCLING to work may seem the healthy option, but a study has shown that people riding in cities inhale tens of millions of toxic nanoparticles with every breath, at least five times more than drivers or pedestrians.
How do ya'll feel about the study, do you think you will get heart disease quicker because you cycle in the city day in and day out? Its true that we take in a lot more smog, thats why my face at the end of the day looks like a burn t out fireplace, but the benefits of exercise itself outweigh and even cancel out most negative effects of smog. I know there are riders out there who wear masks to prevent just that, I bunch them up as the same type of people who use purell, and don't use cellphones because of the radiation. They don't have faith in their own body to adapt to the environment. Or maybe they have a specific immune dificiency and they still want to ride in the city, maybe I should ask one of them.The metabolism boost you get when your body is active is good enough that you activate your body's own toxin cleansing mechanisms. Thats why I can eat like shit (skittles, twixes and Arizona juices) and still consider myself strong and healthy. All of the crap I put into my body goes right out, including smog. Alot of people disagree with me but stress release goes first, exercise second, and diet comes last into keeping you strong and healthy.