Exercising is of extreme importance because having a healthy diet simply isn’t enough these days. And while some of us prefer jogging outside instead of sweating in the gym, it looks like this may not be such a good idea.
A study by Belgian researchers showed that jogging in a traffic-filled area may cause brain inflammation and mental decline. Furthermore, the high pollution of the environment causes great lung damage. Another research observed the effects that jogging has on people in urban and rural areas. Those subjects, who had been working out in the city three times a week for 12 weeks showed signs of mental health problems unlike the ones who had been jogging in a less polluted, rural area. The researchers examined the participants’ abilities to grasp new information and respond coherently. It turned out the air polluted cities aren’t the best place for jogging.
However, if you’re still more willing to jog outside rather than to exercise in the gym, a park would be a better choice rather than a traffic-filled street.