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Important Memo Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Korman Residential takes this threat to the safety and well-being of our community very seriously. Our top priority has always been and remains to be the health and happiness of our residents and teams. Following the guidance and recommendations of the CDC, temporary social distancing measures have been put in place until further notice to reduce illness related risks and protect our residents, employees and guests. In addition, offices will be operating with limited hours.

In terms of tours, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and out of concern for the health and well-being of our communities and residents, we will no longer be scheduling on-site tours at this time. Please join us online by referencing our photo gallery and by calling an agent to schedule a personal walk-through of the property with you via video call.

Fun Facts About Fresh Air

Fun Facts About Fresh Air

Posted by Korman Res | Fun Facts About Fresh Air
Korman Residential Smoke-Free Apartments

Air is essential to life. We breathe it every second of every day and the cleaner it is, the healthier we are. At Korman Residential, we believe that everyone should be able to breathe fresh air. That’s why we were the first property management company to offer smoke-free apartments in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

The following are some interesting facts about air (fresh and otherwise) that you might not know:

• According to the WHO (World Health Organization), the top ten cities with the worst air pollution in the world are located in Iran, Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Botswana. Four of them are in Iran alone. The biggest reason for this is heavy industry (mainly oil production), and inadequate environmental laws.

• Out of the top ten cities with the least air pollution in the world, Canada is home to six of them! The rest are located in Estonia, Mauritius, and Australia. Some U.S. cities are very high up on the “world’s cleanest” list as well, thanks to improved environmental laws over the past few decades.

• You may have heard that the air is thinner at the top of a mountain. This is true, as high elevation reduces the amount of oxygen in the air you breathe. Because the body takes in less oxygen, it must work harder to compensate for it. The heart must pump faster to bring more oxygenated blood to the tissues, and your veins and arteries must constrict to help deliver oxygen more effectively. This increases your heart rate and blood pressure. Feeling “short of breath” from simple activities is also quite common at high altitudes, as the lungs struggle to compensate for the lower oxygen levels.

• Many athletes participate in “altitude training”, which is physical conditioning at high altitudes in order to maximize the body’s oxygen consumption during competition at sea level. Many athletes and trainers believe this type of training gives them a competitive advantage because their bodies have acclimated to performing at lower oxygen levels, and will therefore exceed performance levels at lower altitudes. In fact, the United States has a high-altitude Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, CO.

• Have you ever walked up to a bar and ordered…air? Believe it or not, “oxygen bars” have been popping up all over the country. Generally, customers purchase a ten or twenty-minute session breathing scented, oxygen-enriched air through a plastic tube called a nasal cannula. A session is supposed to leave the customer feeling clear-headed, refreshed and energized, since the oxygen concentration is considerably higher than the oxygen level in the air we breathe.

Want to breathe fresh air at home? Learn more about Korman Residential’s smoke-free apartments at http://www.livekorman.com/living/smoke-free-living.

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