Use these three quick tips so your runs don't suffer when allergies strike. The sneezes will be behind you while the miles lay ahead.
YOU COULD APP THAT
The pollen count can have a serious effect on your allergies. If it’s high, you may want to hit the treadmill instead of dashing through the daises. Download the free Allergy Alert at pollen.com to find the current count, even when you’re on the go.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Want to alleviate symptoms without help from the pharmacy? Hit the showers and crank up the washing machine. Cleaning your clothes (and yourself) after a run removes bothersome allergens from your body and clothing. Pollen can stick to sweaty clothes and the protein molecules in your hair, thereby allowing your allergies to stick around long after the run. Those are some run souvenirs we don’t need to keep!
Despite the potential allergic foibles with exercise, Dr. Klamawesch says to keep in mind that exercise itself is “the best medicine” for good health. Women who exercise regularly have stronger immune systems and less susceptibility to allergic and infectious problems. Your best bet for avoiding tissues this spring? Keep logging those miles.