Run Away Allergy Symptoms

running-curbs-allergy-symptomsWe’ve all heard some of the common remedies for seasonal allergy symptoms:

  • anti-allergy over-the-counter medication
  • eye drops
  • allergy shots
  • neti pots
  • nasal spray

U.S. News even did a fantastic report on some of the best ways to counter allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and the overall “blahs.”

A new study out of Thailand introduced another way to counter symptoms:  running.

Running Curbs Allergy Symptoms?

According to Men’s Health (the publication that reported on the new study this week):

After allergy sufferers ran for 30 minutes, their sneezing, runny nose, and nasal itching and congestion all decreased by more than 70 percent.

The idea is that moderate exercise decreases allergy-related inflammation. Add this to the long list of exercise benefits.

We all know cardio decreases our risk for heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Its impact on allergies is just icing on the cake.

[Read the full article:  Run Away From Your Allergies]

Exercising Outdoors Despite Allergies

If you suffer from pollen allergies (the most common seasonal allergy trigger), avoiding it will be difficult. If you cannot do the treadmill and weight room any longer and need to get outdoors, here are a few tips from Men’s Health:

  • Avoid working out from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., when pollen counts are highest
  • Take the right allergy medication
  • Keep working out – the fitter you are, the easier you breathe

[Read the full article and explanations:  Allergies Attack? Fight Back.]

Do you suffer from allergies?

If you start feeling miserable once the daffodils appear, you might suffer from seasonal allergies. You can know exactly what triggers your allergic reaction with allergy testing. This ensures you take the proper medication, if needed.

If you’re near the Kansas City area, find any of our three Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City locations. No insurance needed. No doctor’s prescription required.

Come request an allergy test yourself.

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