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.
But don’t worry because here are a few useful tips to beat spring allergies and enjoy the benefits of walking:
Check the pollen count daily
Before you head out the door go online and check the pollen count for the day because if the level of pollen is too high then better stay inside because you’ll only get hives, rashes or a sneezing nose if you step outside.
Go in the afternoon or evening
Pollen count often goes down late in the afternoon or early in the evening. So if you really want to walk outside for your daily exercise then go in the afternoon or evening to avoid high amounts of pollen.
Don’t wait to sneeze
The best way to prepare for the season of allergies is to take your anti-allergy meds way ahead of time. Even before spring comes you should already be taking your anti-allergy medications so that your body is already equipped to handle the allergens.
Don’t wait to start sneezing before you take your meds. Go to your doctor now and ask for over-the-counter antihistamines to help you with spring allergies.
Wear a mask
Another effective way to ward off any allergens and enjoy the benefits of walking is to wear a mask when you’re outside. Make sure to wear something made out of pure organic cotton clothing because the fabric used in these garments is very hypoallergenic.
Avoid areas with high pollen
Sometimes even with our best efforts to prevent an allergic reaction to occur our environment often has the upper hand. So rather than trying to beat your environment why don’t you just leave town for a while and head someplace where the pollen count isn’t too high?
The beach is a great place to enjoy the benefits of walking without fear of triggering your spring allergies because the pollen count there is really low. So head out to the beach or any other place where the pollen count is way low so you can enjoy National Walking Day without any problems arising from spring allergies.