Listen, as Dr. Marchese describes if it is healthier to exercise inside or outside.
Well, that’s a good question. Is it better to exercise inside or outside? The EPA has actually stated that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air, and that has to do with the amount of cleaning products that have toxic chemicals in them, wood flooring that off-gases toxic chemicals, carpet and furniture that off-gases toxic chemicals. So we actually know that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air.
So in terms of, "Do you exercise indoors or outdoors?" well, one, it depends on where you live because certain cities have very high air pollution, and then it also depends on, are you exercising in your own home where you’re controlling the amount of chemicals that are being used, and, how clean your air is, versus exercising at a gym where perhaps you don’t have as much control over the indoor air quality?
So it’s really a question about indoor air quality versus outdoor air quality, and that has to do with where you live, and where indoors you’re exercising.
About Dr. Marchese, N.D., LLC:
Dr. Marianne Marchese is a clinician, author, and educator. She graduated from Creighton University in 1990 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and specialized in neurological and orthopedic conditions while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Marchese received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland Oregon in 2002. She completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Integrative Medicine and Womens Health and completed a six-month post-graduate training in Environmental Medicine. Dr. Marchese has been an adjunct faculty member at a post-graduate college since 2003 teaching in the areas of women's health and environmental medicine. She first taught at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and later at Life Chiropractic College. Currently, she is clinical supervisor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Marchese offers full laboratory services for diagnosis of disease and utilizes the naturopathic treatment modalities of: nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, chelation, cleansing, IV therapy, microcurrent, nutritional supplements, and natural bioidentical hormones. She utilizes an integrative model of health care and has a strong network of close relationships with practitioners of all disciplines. Dr. Marchese has served on the legislative committee for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and currently is on the Board of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
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