This season air pollution has taken a different phase and has grown to a different level. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution has been stated as a substantial environmental health risk. In order to protect ourselves from rising pollution, we must first educate ourselves about the different ways in which pollution affects us daily. Also doing a little research on the air index of your surroundings would benefit you.

Let’s talk about 4 essential ways in which one can protect themselves from the rising pollution level and reduce its impact:

1) Drink a lot of water

Air PollutionThough this is not a fitness article, to keep yourself safe from the pollution you must consume a lot of water in a day. Let me explain how it will help you: drinking water would help you flush out toxins that will be entering your body daily through pollution. Though it’s winters and we don’t feel like drinking water, try to consume a minimum of 3 to 4 litres of water daily as its good for your muscles.

Pro tip: Try adding some flavour to water by that way you are likely to consume more water in a day.

2) Try to avoid outdoor workout/running in the morning

Air PollutionAs we wake up in the morning we see more smog; running on the ground is probably the best exercise and the best way to start your day, however, feeding smog to your lungs is not. Smog settles through the day and evening is the best alternative for any outdoor workout in this season.

Pro tip: Working out in the evening would also help you kill your stress of the day on that ground and you will return home happy and satisfied.

3) Invest in Air-purifying plants

Air PollutionAt the office or at the room, one can keep them anywhere as they never complain. According to research published by WHO, plants like Aloe Vera, Spider and Ivy are some of the most essential air purifying plants that can be brought online or offline at a reasonable rate and do not require more care. Hence, no matter if you are a working professional or a student, you can place it and feel the advantage.

Pro tip: Owning some green is always good for eyes as they are better for the eyesight of an individual.

4) Consume fruits that are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Omega fatty acids

Air PollutionOur parents always tell us to eat fruits; it’s finally time to make them happy. Try to consume fruits that are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Omega fatty acids that will help you to strengthen your immune system and eventually help in reducing the pollution effect on your body.

Pro tip: Try to consume 1 fruit daily and upload its picture on your Instagram story, that way you can motivate others to do so and people will appreciate you.

P.S. Don’t forget to tell your parents about your new habit.

So, now as we have understood and known various tips for protecting ourselves from the pollution level, let’s follow these simple tips and educate our friends and family on the same.