According to the American Lung Association, most Americans will want to keep their deep yoga breathing to a minimum. In its 10th annual State of the Air report, which ranked the top 25 most and least air-polluted places, the organization warned that, although air quality has improved over the past 40 years, its condition is still considered unhealthy for most Americans. Since unclean air is a serious risk factor for lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, and shortened life span, check out your local results to see if you should consider moving “up where the air is clear,” e.g., Fargo, ND or Wahpeton, Minn. Or take less drastic measures to reduce pollution by conserving energy, reducing driving time, and burning eco-friendly kindling.
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