Working Out While Being Careful About Your Allergies

Working Out While Being Careful About Your Allergies

June 12, 2019

It has been said that it takes time and effort to form a habit. Someone even said that it takes 21 days although that particular concept has been proven to be untrue.

Regardless, it really takes time and effort to form a habit and sticking to it even requires additional effort. So it’s important to form a habit of exercising regularly especially if you have severe skin allergies.

Get back on the saddle, always

People with skin allergies know that working out regularly is already a tough task to undertake all because their allergies would often get triggered while they’re exercising prompting them to take a breather for a day or two.

But it’s important to get back on the saddle as soon as the allergies have abated because waiting too long will send your body back to its sluggish state and it will feel like you’ve started exercising for the first time again.


One way to ensure that you’ll get back on the saddle, or more specifically on the treadmill, again is not to put your gym wear inside your closet.

When you’re struck by your hives or rashes get some rest but keep your gym clothes where you can see them as a reminder that you’re bound to get up and get moving again soon. Another way to ensure that you’ll be exercising again is to schedule your next visit to the gym.

If your eczema kept you from working out at the local gym on Monday call up your gym and set a schedule for Wednesday and try to keep your appointment. Hopefully your eczema has abated by then.

Another way to ensure that you won’t stay in bed and inside your house for too long is to ask a friend to come over and coax you into running around the block a few days after your outbreak.

Be prepared

It sucks but unless scientists have found a permanent cure for allergies you’ll have to contend with living with your eczema, multiple chemical sensitivity or latex allergy for the rest of your life.

But one way to make sure that no matter what happens you’ll still find the strength and willpower to exercise is to be prepared for any outcome.

So bring along your inhaler, anti-itch creams, moisturizers and latex-free gym attire so that when you start pumping iron you’ll be able to handle any itch or allergic reaction that you experience.

Being fit helps

The reason behind us pushing you to keep exercising despite the hurdles is that becoming healthier has been proven to curb any skin allergy up to a certain point.

Of course it doesn’t mean that if you’re as fit as Serena Williams you’ll no longer have allergies but scientists have discovered that obesity is closely linked to allergies. So it is better not to give your allergies the upper hand and try to stay fit as much as possible.

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