The Air is Nasty: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

If you’ve looked outside lately, it’s not news that there’s a problem in the metro area. Air quality is horrible, which is a big problem for such an activity community like The Meadows. It simply isn’t healthy – especially for those of us with respiratory conditions like Asthma. So I thought I’d share a few tips on how you can protect yourself and others this summer. 

Exercise Indoors

We all love our trails and precious open spaces in the area, but it’s not good to exercise outside on terrible quality days. Castle Rock has plenty of gyms to get a workout in.

Check The Forecast

Air QualityWatch the weather forecast; they generally have an air quality report. If you’re not a TV watcher, you can visit to get the air quality forecast for our zip code.

Use Electric Lawn Equipment

Who doesn’t love the look of a freshly mowed yard? Well, if you have the classic two-stroke motor, you might want to trade in for something electric. Gas-powered engines throw many pollutants into the air. 


If you have to go to the office, try carpooling. More cars on the road lead to more air pollution. 

Reduce Energy at Home

Even though it’s incredibly hot this summer, try to use as little energy as possible at home. By cutting down on your electricity and energy, you’re helping to improve the air quality. 

Hopefully, we can all get a break from this nasty air soon. I can’t wait to get back outside and actually see the mountains. For more about these tips and others, check out the
American Lung Association