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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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Playing it Safe: Tips for Athletes with Allergies

Athletican Staff February 28, 2019

Playing it Safe: Tips for Athletes with Allergies

Regular exercise and participation in sports are considered to be important components of a healthy life. However, physical exertion is also a frequent trigger of different hypersensitivity events. For athletes, having an allergy impairs athletic performance if not treated or managed properly. To help prevent serious infections, we list some important tips to help athletes with allergies be able to stay on top of their game.

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How to Prevent Breakouts and other Skin Problems When Exercising

Athletican Staff February 21, 2019

How to Prevent Breakouts and other Skin Problems When Exercising

If you’re concerned about your heart or your overall health you’d want to exercise to stay fit. But if you’re not careful with how you treat your skin it might get the short end of the stick while the rest of your body becomes better.

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7 Tips to Avoid Chafing

Athletican Staff February 14, 2019

7 Tips to Avoid Chafing

Aside from fatigue and muscle pain chafing is one of the biggest hurdles you’re going to face whenever you’re working out. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid this so that you won’t have to end your workout regimen because you’re bruising and bloodied all over.

So if you want your daily exercise routine to push through here are seven simple steps to avoid chafing.

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5 Ways to Soothe Your Chafed Thighs

Athletican Staff February 07, 2019

5 Ways to Soothe Your Chafed Thighs

So you’ve done all that you can to avoid chafing, but despite your best efforts you still end up with some bruises on your thighs. Don’t fret because if you just follow these five simple tips you can help your inner thighs get healed for your next morning run.

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Latex Allergy and Bananas

Athletican Staff January 31, 2019

Latex Allergy and Bananas

We often hear trainers say that before we start with our workout it’s good to eat a banana for that extra energy and to eat another one after we’re done exercising.

Bananas are a good source of energy, which is why it’s good food for someone who’s about to do some heavy lifting or strenuous cardio workout.

But if you’re allergic to latex eating bananas before a workout is the last thing you should do otherwise you won’t be able to go on with your daily routine because you could be sporting some itchy rashes and hives after you’ve eaten that banana.

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5 Ways to Stay Fit During Winter

Athletican Staff January 24, 2019

5 Ways to Stay Fit During Winter

Winter is here and it means two things: one, the holidays are coming, and two, for those who find it difficult to keep working out because of the cold weather, it’s going to be hard to stay motivated. Which means you’d rather stay warm on your bed than get up and go running or go to the gym. Sometimes, you’d rather pay for the holiday expenses than for your gym membership. But fret not, because here are some low-cost ideas to keep fit outside the gym this season.

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Exercise and Dry Skin: Breaking Down the Myth

Athletican Staff January 17, 2019

Exercise and Dry Skin: Breaking Down the Myth

For people suffering from eczema exercise may be a hellish experience rather than a beneficial one. The drying skin and itchiness they feel after a workout is what forces these individuals to give up trying to get fit because they feel it does more damage to them than good.

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