Warm, sunny weather provides the perfect opportunity for your clients to get outside and be active. During cold months, it’s likely many of your clients stick to indoor workouts in order to avoid the winter chill. However, as soon as the weather warms up, outdoor activities often become far more appealing than hitting the gym. If you have clients who experience seasonal allergies, enjoying outdoor workouts can present somewhat of a challenge. Thankfully, there are ways you can help your clients experience the great outdoors even during allergy season. Here are a few of our favorite tips:
Timing is Important
If your clients love outdoor workouts, but are concerned about allergens, finding the right time to work out can make all the difference. Encourage your clients to get outdoors in the morning or evening hours, when pollen counts are typically lower. They should avoid spending extended periods outdoors on hot, windy days when pollen counts tend to be much higher. By timing things right, they will be better able to manage their exposure to allergens, and can also avoid the summer heat!
It may be surprising to hear, but what your clients wear during their outdoor workouts can have an impact on their symptoms. Eyewear, such as sunglasses, can reduce the amount of pollen that gets in or near their eyes. Following an outdoor workout, your clients should shower and change into clean clothing. This way, they can avoid exposing themselves to any pollen they picked up on their workout gear.
Watch Pollen Counts
Ultimately, the best way to control allergy symptoms is to reduce the amount of exposure to allergens. Before your clients head out for their morning run or bike ride, they should check pollen counts. On days when pollen counts are especially high, they may want to opt for an indoor workout instead of taking a chance by working out outside.
By taking a few simple preventative steps, your clients can reduce their exposure to allergens and help control their symptoms. If your clients are looking for additional support to help them manage their allergy symptoms, they may want to add a supplement containing Aller-7® from InterHealth. Aller-7® is a proprietary blend of seven herbal extracts clinically proven to promote immune health. If you would like to learn more about InterHealth’s high-quality ingredients such as Aller-7®, please visit our website or contact us at 1-800-783-4636.
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