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
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
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!