Stay 5 steps ahead of spring allergies!
Follow these tips to help you steer clear of sniffling and sneezing
BY ENDURANCE NEWS STAFF
"Spring is in the air!" Most people celebrate when they hear that phrase because it means longer days, warmer weather, and greener scenery.
But for the nearly 50 million Americans who suffer with airborne allergies - primarily the pollen from trees, weeds, and grasses - spring can be downright miserable, especially if you spend time outdoors. If you are one of the many who sneezes, sniffles, or coughs as pollen counts rise, take these steps to minimize your reaction:
1. Shut out the pollen. Keep pollen out of your home by keeping windows closed as much as possible. This includes nighttime, when you might be tempted to open a bedroom window.
2. Exercise later. Most plants are heaviest in pollen in the early morning hours of 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., says Miguel Wolbert, M.D., an allergist in Evansville, Indiana. On days when very high pollen counts are expected, consider switching your morning ride to the afternoon.
4. Keep pets clean. If your dog or cat spends much time outdoors, bathe them regularly to remove the pollen that's likely to be on their fur.
5. Hit the shower. When you return from your run or ride, change your clothes and shower immediately to keep pollen from following you indoors.
Relieve allergy symptoms safely and naturally
When allergic reactions do occur, reach for a safe, effective solution. Instead of trading the misery of allergies for the drowsiness, blood pressure spikes, insomnia, and other side effects associated with prescription allergy medications, put Clear Day and Nasol to work for you.
Clear Day contains four natural "anti-allergy all-star" compounds - olive leaf extract, quercetin, bromelain, and resveratrol - that combat allergies on several fronts. The plant compounds in Clear Day have antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
Nasol's natural formula includes a proprietary micro-dose amount of capsaicin, the compound that makes peppers hot. This convenient nasal spray safely and effectively clears nasal passages of dirt, dust, and pollen - all major causes of sinus congestion. Nasol also soothes and moisturizes nasal passages and sinus cavities.
Together, Clear Day and Nasol are guaranteed to relieve your toughest allergies to airborne substances quickly, safely, and naturally - without the dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals. You can rely on them not just during allergy season, but anytime allergy symptoms arise, year-round. With allergy symptoms out of the way, you'll be able to enjoy training, racing, and life, again - perhaps more than you have in years.