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Help Your Child Play Sports Even with Eczema

Athletican Staff May 17, 2019

Help Your Child Play Sports Even with Eczema

Playing sports is an essential part of a child growing up. It helps him be healthier, build social skills and be more competitive. But some children are not as fortunate as others and if your child has eczema you know exactly what that means: Living with eczema is indeed hard.

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Your Exercise Plan for Spring

Athletican Staff May 15, 2019

Your Exercise Plan for Spring

Spring is coming and that means flare-ups are more likely to occur, which can put your daily exercise on hold. But it doesn’t have to be that way and here are a few suggestions to ensure you can still work out in spring even if you have eczema:

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Beat Chlorine Allergy with These 4 Tips

Athletican Staff May 10, 2019

Beat Chlorine Allergy with These 4 Tips

Almost every person in the world likes to swim and with good reasons: the cool water is calming, the exercise you get from swimming improves your overall bodily health, and there are a lot of exciting water activities out there. However, not all people are lucky enough to enjoy the benefits of swimming, particularly those who are allergic to chlorine. People with chlorine allergy often experience rashes and hives during or after they go for a swim in a pool.

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4 Common Water Rashes and How to Treat Them

Athletican Staff May 08, 2019

4 Common Water Rashes and How to Treat Them

Trying out water sports can be fun, but getting rashes while doing it can make your day or worse, your entire vacation, a mess. If you experience this, chances are, you’ve been exposed to something icky, either a parasite or bacteria, in the water. Here, we list four common water rashes and what to do about them.

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Tips for Exercising While Traveling

Athletican Staff May 03, 2019

Tips for Exercising While Traveling

When you’re a frequent traveller, there are some things you don’t get to do that often all because you don’t have the same amenities you have in your home when you’re out and about. But it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your regular exercise routine when you’re on a business trip or on a family vacation.

Just follow these tips and you can still get some exercising done even when you’re frequently travelling.

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Always Bring These Things if You’re Exercising With Skin Allergies

Athletican Staff April 30, 2019

Always Bring These Things if You’re Exercising With Skin Allergies

Exercising with various skin allergies can be annoying since you often have to monitor not just your heart rate, but your skin condition as well (if it's already sporting hives and rashes). But despite these hurdles, it's still better to push through with your daily exercise routine because there are ways to prevent your skin condition from acting up, and lack of exercise will only lead to poorer health.

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Looking for the Best Time to Work Out? Follow These Suggestions

Athletican Staff April 25, 2019

Looking for the Best Time to Work Out? Follow These Suggestions

Finding the right time to work out is just as important as urging yourself to work out because when you exercise at the time that’s comfortable for you, it will motivate you more to keep exercising.

So when is the right time to work out? It all depends on you and what your needs or restrictions are. But in order to better inform you on how to pick the right time for your workout routine, follow the suggestions below.

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More Exercise, Less Allergies

Athletican Staff April 23, 2019

More Exercise, Less Allergies

Many people choose not to exercise for various reasons: no equipment, no time, and no money for gym membership or just no motivation at all to become healthier. Though most of these excuses are not valid enough to keep someone from trying to exercise, one valid excuse is allergies.

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Swimming With Rosacea: How to Avoid Triggers

Athletican Staff April 22, 2019

Swimming With Rosacea: How to Avoid Triggers

Swimming is considered to be one of the best physical activities out there. It improves the cardiovascular and muscular system without putting too much strain on the body.

Even athletes whose primary sport is not related to swimming, often swim laps just to build their endurance. But if you’re suffering from rosacea, a skin condition wherein your face sports red patches whenever your body heats up, swimming might not be on your list of exercises you’d want to partake in.

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Choosing the Right Workout Attire

Athletican Staff April 18, 2019

Choosing the Right Workout Attire

When it comes to exercising, most people have problems figuring out what kind of fitness regimen would best be suitable to them. But for people with extremely sensitive skin, like eczema or atopic dermatitis, even choosing the right kind of clothes for their workout is already a daunting task.

Fortunately, there are ways to figure out what kind of outfit is suitable for people with skin sensitivities and the list below will serve as your guide.

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How to Remove the Stink From Your Gym Clothes

Athletican Staff April 17, 2019

How to Remove the Stink From Your Gym Clothes

Despite your best efforts to clean your workout attire, sometimes they still stink when you try to put them on. You feel embarrassed going to the gym because let's face it. Who would want to hit the gym and have every person there wrinkle their noses while you make your way to the treadmill?

If you really want to remove the odor off your gym clothes here are a few tips to help you out:

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Athletican Staff April 12, 2019

Stressed? Just Keep Swimming

We barely keep our minds focused especially when there's a lot of work to do. Stress can lead to emotional problems, depression, panic attacks, and even cause allergic reactions such as stress hives. But there are several ways to avoid this. In honor of this year’s Stress Awareness Month, we promote one type of activity that is surely going to help you cope with stress: swimming.

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Exercising With Rosacea

Athletican Staff April 09, 2019

Exercising With Rosacea

It’s Rosacea Awareness Month once more and to shed some light on this skin condition, this article will discuss why it’s important to keep exercising even if working out is one of rosacea’s triggers.

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Helping Allergic People on World Health Day

Athletican Staff April 08, 2019

Helping Allergic People on World Health Day

On World Health Day 2019, the theme is the same as the year before: health coverage for all, but will they also include a health plan for people with allergies?

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“Wakanda” is Using Netball to Help Teach Children

Athletican Staff April 04, 2019

“Wakanda” is Using Netball to Help Teach Children

In commemoration of the International Day of Sport Development and Peace Uganda is launching a program designed to teach young women about sexual health and competing in netball and they’re calling the program “Wakanda.”

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Useful Tips to Beat Spring Allergies on #NationalWalkingDay

Athletican Staff April 03, 2019

Useful Tips to Beat Spring Allergies on #NationalWalkingDay

It’s National Walking Day once more and what better way to spend it than to go outside and walk around until you get your blood pumping? Sure it’s a great day to walk around your neighbourhood and perhaps even traipse across that field you always see whenever you drive to the office in the morning. But if you’re one of the many people who suffer from spring allergies then a walk in the park is not really a walk in the park, if you catch my drift.

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Sleep Better Even With Eczema

Athletican Staff March 28, 2019

Sleep Better Even With Eczema

In order to get the most out of your workouts, it’s also important that you take some time to rest and help your sore muscles and tired body recuperate. Sleep is essential to improving your health but for someone who suffers from eczema or atopic dermatitis even drifting off to dreamland can be a tall order since your condition can often disrupt sleep.

So in order to get lots of sleep simply follow these suggestions and you might finally get a whole night of peaceful sleep.

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Want to Exercise Longer? Try Cooling Your Hands

Athletican Staff March 26, 2019

Want to Exercise Longer? Try Cooling Your Hands

Exercise is often a test of your mettle and the more you persevere the greater the rewards are, like bigger muscles, longer lasting endurance and better overall health. But sometimes fatigue gets the better of us and even though we try our best to get past that hurdle sometimes we’re really just too tired to take another step further.

Fortunately, experts have discovered that a simple but effective method can improve your endurance and beat that feeling of fatigue and keep on exercising.

And that method is to keep your hands cool.

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It’s Better to Exercise a Little Than Not at All

Athletican Staff March 21, 2019

It’s Better to Exercise a Little Than Not at All

Living with allergies can often keep you from doing what needs to be done like exercising. If you have an extreme allergy to pollen you can’t jog in your neighbourhood when it’s springtime because you’ll be sporting hives and rashes all over your body even before you reach the sidewalk.

When you’re allergic to materials such as latex or spandex you can’t exercise with your bicycle or lift weights at the local gym because you’ll also develop rashes all over your body. So chances are your allergies might keep you from getting fit, but don’t let your condition get the best of you because science says that regular inactivity is just as dangerous as smoking.

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Low Intensity Workouts Are Just as Good for You

Athletican Staff March 19, 2019

Low Intensity Workouts Are Just as Good for You

When we think about exercising the image that often comes to our minds is people grunting and sweating in a gym whilst they're lifting weights, pulling heavy ropes or bouncing a big medicine ball into the air. But some people due to varying reasons can’t perform those high-intensity workouts.

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Yoga Without the Sweat is Still Good

Athletican Staff March 14, 2019

Yoga Without the Sweat is Still Good

Exercising often entails sweating buckets and if you’re not sweating enough it must mean you’re not doing it right. But experts are now debunking that myth and they say that getting the most out of your exercise routine doesn’t mean you have to be drenched in sweat, which is good news for people with sensitive skin.

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Running Shoes Giving You Skin Allergies? Here's How to Prevent That

Athletican Staff March 12, 2019

Running Shoes Giving You Skin Allergies? Here's How to Prevent That

If you often experience pain or itching on your feet after your morning jog then there’s a big possibility that your running shoes are giving you skin allergies. If that’s the case here are a few tips on how to prevent that from happening.

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Exercise and Hormone Imbalance

Athletican Staff March 07, 2019

Exercise and Hormone Imbalance

Hormones are the body’s main signalling systems. They have profound effects on our mental, physical, and emotional health, and they regulate everything from sex drive to metabolism, weight, mood, sleep, and fertility, among others. However, hormonal imbalances have become more common with today’s modern lifestyle and for others, hormones decline dramatically with age.

While hormone therapy is an option to restore balance, one natural way is through exercise. Here’s what each hormone does, and how exercise can improve its performance.

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Is Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Bad for You?

Athletican Staff March 05, 2019

Is Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Bad for You?

Chlorine helps protect swimmers from waterborne germs. It is used in pool water because it kills bacteria, oxidizes debris from perspiration and body oils, and reduces swimmers’ risk of getting diarrhea, swimmer’s ear, and various skin allergies or infections. Despite all these, the chemical has quite the reputation on the pool deck for other complications.

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