16 Dec 2006

Thoughts On ‘Morning Walk’

Thoughts On ‘Morning Walk’

Thought of this while driving back home & listening to music 😁 . Think about it-

Doctors have advised ‘Morning Walk’ to patients and even to healthy people. Reason: You get to breathe fresh air (full of oxygen & Ozone ?? :roll: ). I think there’s a basic flaw in this reasoning.

Think about photosynthesis. It is a process by which plants (and bacteria) trap the light energy and convert it into usable chemical energy while liberating oxygen. Now remember that a reverse process takes place at night in which Carbon-Dioxide is liberated. This is same as respiration process.

Now in early morning, air should be filled with lots of Carbon-dioxide. Effectively, if we go on morning walk we are inhaling air with high Carbon-dioxide content. Well, I hope you got my point.

Comments please 😁
PoliBr

PoliBr

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13 years ago
You have a good point, but there are a few things yet to consider:

The_Big_K
Reason: You get to breathe fresh air (full of oxygen & Ozone ?? :roll:
If the air is indeed full of Ozone, we are all screwed!!! Because it is a "highly corrosive, poisonous substance and a common pollutant" (wikipedia)., and what is worst, even Oxigen can be harmfull (but only at elevated concentrations).

So if that is really true, the quote, Doctors gave us the wrong advise, hence instead of a ‘Morning Walk’, maybe is healthier to have a ‘Morning Sleep’ or a ‘Morning Couch-TV’...hehe
13 years ago
The_Big_K
Reason: You get to breathe fresh air (full of oxygen & Ozone ?? :roll:
Hey Poli, I know Ozone is not good for health. I also heard that any living thing will die when exposed to purest form oxygen in excess (well, 'heard', not 100% sure).

There's a reason behind doctors' advice. First, you get all benefits of 'walk-the exercise'. Second, pollution level in the morning is bit low. Maybe its the low noise level in the morning combined with the cool air which does all the magic 😁 and we continue to think we had a fresh dose of O2.

say what? 😉

-The Big K-
manavkt

manavkt

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13 years ago
well!
morning air is not that clean. As told by one of my professor of environmental sciences, assuming that i heard it right considering the fact that i sleep like dog in lectures 😁, due to lower ambient temperatures the harmful gases like NOx, COx and particulate matter are present in the lower strata of the atmosphere and therefore the very notion of morning walks is the gimmicks doctors use to hold onto their patients 😛

manav
12 years ago
lol ! it would not be right to call it a gimmick. But at least people give up their lazyness and get up in the morning 😉

Let the comments flood in ! 😀

-The Big K-
12 years ago
Now that we have a good bunch of CEans, I'd like to bring this old thread to life.

Anyone wants to comment?

-The Big K-
Nickhouse

Nickhouse

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12 years ago
Sorry I thought it was a typo and you really meant "morning wank" which I believe is good for the curculation.
12 years ago
Baba Ramdeo Ki Jai...

No offence..😁

That was with no purpose of Hindi..

Yoga...

--Crazy
mayurpathak

mayurpathak

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12 years ago
You have already offended CE rule Mr. Crazyboy.

First of all you are using Hindi which is not allowed.
Second, you are making a mockery of a very senior and accomplished person
Third, your post neither adds value nor makes any sense.

Please keep some basic things in mind. "We are not orkut and this is not a scrapbook"

Dont make me repeat this again.

Take care.
Romeos_person

Romeos_person

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12 years ago
Back to the topic at hand...

I think it is psychology rather than science. I suspect that they recommend morning walks because if you wait to do it at night, life happens, we get busy and it doesn't happen at all. Plus, I'm sure that the cool morning air (especially here) is invigorating. I wouldn't know, I walk at night.

As for the quality of the air, I suspect the answer would be regional. For example, in the winter, there are fewer active plants. Temperature inversions may hold pollutants, etc closer to the ground.

Wickpedia states, "In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude. It almost always refers to a temperature inversion, i.e., an increase in temperature with height, or to the layer within which such an increase occurs. [1]
An inversion can lead to pollution such as smog being trapped close to the ground, with possible adverse effects on health."

Prevailing winds may take the pollutants away or bring them in depending on the winds and your location. Perhaps there is a stray meteorologist around who has some input?
Prasad Ajinkya

Prasad Ajinkya

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12 years ago
Firstly, the Ozone layer is not in the breathable atmosphere, so in that sense, you can rule out breathing in ozone.

Secondly, and more importantly, a morning walk is a good cardiovascular exercise. Plus, the CO2 thats released by the plants in the night is already diffused (whatever miniscule amounts they must have released). And believe me, what with the lack of trees these days, I dont think the CO2 released by plants is the real cause of worry 😀.

So, the doctors are true to their word!!

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