Take the scenic route when running or biking: Get your head out of the smog and stop running or biking on routes that are surrounded by traffic. Find a scenic route so you can breathe more freely as you get your heart rate up.
Avoid using outside air in your car: You know that little button on your car’s air system that looks like you can rewind your car? That button can’t facilitate time travel, but it can help you avoid pulling in pollution from outside via your car’s air vents. Press the button and you’ll be recycling the (already filtered) air inside your cabin instead.
Pollution may not be the sexiest subject out there, but you owe it to your body to keep it on your health radar. You don't need to hide indoors or live like Bubble Boy. Just try to limit your exposure to harmful pollutants as much as you can. Your lungs, heart, and currently hidden abs will thank you later.
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Devan Ciccarelli is a writer and marketing specialist currently hiding behind the haze of air pollution. You’ll have to find her on Twitter: @DevanCiccarelli.