If coughing, sneezing and watery eyes are ruining your relationship with exercise, it’s time to take action. Unfortunately, many allergy sufferers are often forced to remove their favorite outdoor exercises from their workout calendar during the allergy season.
Allergies can cause many adverse reactions including runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, coughing and skin irritation. Any of these symptoms can make exercise unpleasant and difficult. Spring and summer months are prime season for allergies, and a time when many people take their workout outdoors. There are several ways to prevent allergy symptoms while enjoying outdoor exercise.
1. Knowledge is key Find out your triggers. What types of pollens cause you to have a reaction? Also find the pollen count in your area. You can search pollen.com or often weather.com has daily pollen counts listed for a specific area.
2. Be proactive. If you know you are going to be heading outdoors for a workout be sure to take all prescribed allergy medications. This may keep you from that sneezing fit or those itchy eyes may be held at bay until your workout is complete.
3. Wear protective gear. Sure wearing sunglasses can be a bother when you are running or bicycling, however, they can prevent pollen from getting into your eyes.
4. Get those sweaty clothes off quickly. Your clothes may harbor pollen after outdoor exercise, so be sure to change those clothes and shower as soon as you get home.
Use these tips to enjoy the beautiful spring and summer outdoor exercise season.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013