Clearing the air

Before exercising outdoors, check the air quality on these websites

With swimsuit season just around the corner, you may be more inclined to get out and about to get your bod into summertime shape. Exercising in the outdoors is enjoyable and a great idea. However, before you head outside for workout activities, it’s best to make certain that the air quality is at healthful levels. This will help you avoid exposure to harmful ground-level ozone and the airborne particles Chico is known for due to residential wood burning.

Check the levels in your area by visiting Locally, visit, which is administered by the Butte County Air Quality Management District.