Exercising can be hard while you aren’t feeling well. If you are one of the many Americans that is affected during allergy season, that can mean months of suffering and getting out of your routine. You don’t want to stop exercising for an entire season. If you are able to combat the symptoms produced from the pollen, then you can prepare yourself to stay healthy and exercise all year long. Below is a list of helpful tips to try during the pollen season.
- If you are suffering from sinus pressure pain and discomfort, take a nice warm shower in the morning to help with the congestion.
- Know your kryptonite! Pollen can be an awful trigger to many, much like kryptonite is to Superman. See your local allergist to get allergy testing done, to know which season you need to be prepared for. Grass season, tree pollens, molds and many other pollens each have different months in which they peak. If you are prepared in the weeks prior to the season starting, you may be better suited to handle your season.
- Exercise may need to be inside during the pollen season.
- If you have a grass pollen allergy, consider not mowing your lawn while it is peak season.
- Talk with your doctor about taking antihistamines during your allergy season and the weeks prior to the season starting. Some allergy sufferers do well-using saline nasal sprays and nasal cleansing products.
- Drink a lot of water. When you are dehydrated your body may produce higher levels of histamines.
- Make sure you review our Part 1 article Allergies and Sleep, to stay restful while continuing your exercise routine.