“Traffic emissions have well-established human health impacts, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, especially in susceptible individuals living near roads.”

In celebration of Asthma Awareness Month, find out how adoption of low-emission vehicles by government employees could help in the International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies.

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anonymous asked:

go kill yourself

Why would I do that? Life is relatively great.
I’m living my dreams at 20 and I’m on the road to being paid and on your television sets and airwaves by 23.

Nice try though.

tagged by floofy-enjolras, an actual babe

Pick your fave artist/band: i have about 50gazillion and i’ve done this before with fob, so this time imma go Frank Turner

Using only song names from 1 artist/band cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people. Try not to repeat a song title, it’s a lot harder than you think!

What’s your gender: dancing queen (sorry if covers don’t count, i was desperate)

Describe yourself: heartless bastard motherfucker

How do you feel: i am disappeared

Describe where you currently live: english curse

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: the road

Your favourite form of transportation:one foot before the other

Your best friend is: our lady of the campfire

You and your best friends are: good and gone

Favorite time of day: nights become days

If your life was a tv show, what would the title be: worse things happen at sea

What is life to you: poetry of the deed

Your relationship: reasons not to be an idiot

i tag: thecockmeister lovelyprincejehan bowieboosh agog-and-aghast toni-tan hamptonxoliver oreoandme why-do-i-what-even they-told-me-it-rained niche-quiche and pepper-for-president

I’ve been doing it wrong.

So, before I moved to a new town, I used to walk a very short distance before and after my run (about 1/8 of a mile) for a warm up a cool down followed by copious amounts of stretching. Now where I live, there’s moderate to heavy road traffic on the way to the park I run at. The sidewalks are a horrible mess and the roads are busy, so for the sake of my safety, I just walk the distance to the park; which is just shy of a full mile (0.9 miles according to Google Maps) each way.

This additional distance has all but eliminated the pain in my IT band, hips and knees. I feel like such an idiot for going this many years without considering the option of adding a couple of miles of walking in order to improve my health. I shall forever be adding a mile to the beginning and end of my runs. My body is grateful. Not to mention… this means no/little downtime for recovery. Tendon injuries are the worst. 

Maybe I should have figured this out with my brain, or maybe I should have expected my sports doc to tell me… but hey, now I know… and that’s half the battle (the other half is actually following through with what you know).