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Exercise Can Reduce Allergy Reactions - Chemical Free

Posted Aug 14 2010 3:33pm

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Shawna Coronado exercising indoors - relieving allergic reactions by keeping active.

Guess what? Regular exercise is a green and chemical-free way to help lessen allergy symptoms. If you suffer with allergies like I do - for me it is the worst in the fall mold season - perhaps you should consider exercise as part of your allergy treatment.

Where and when you exercise is important. For instance, avoid outdoor activities that increase the impact of a high pollen or mold count if you are specifically allergic to these allergens. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, mold spore and pollen concentrations are usually highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., so if you are allergic, adjust your exercise routine. When outdoor seasonal allergies bother you, be sure to exercise indoors if possible, or at the bare minimum, do it at times which are most conducive to lower allergen exposure.

Increasing adrenaline levels and getting your blood pumping can do a lot to release and reduce sinus allergy reaction. Often my nose will open up and run during heavy workouts and I will feel better the rest of the day after getting physically active.

If you suffer from allergies, immediately following an outdoor workout it is beneficial to do a sinus rinse; cleansing the sinus' of the excess allergens. Be sure to shower after your work-out and/or before bed to remove all possible allergen pollens and spores from your hair, skin, and nose. This will give you a cleaner breathing environment for the evening and will help reduce your reactions over the next 24 hours.

Exercising regularly and cleansing after outdoor exposure has done a lot to reduce my allergy symptoms and might do the same for you - give it a try and let me know if it helps you!

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