Be greater than your allergies
TAGS: Living with allergies
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU–WITH NO MORE “AH-CHOO!”
Happy New Year! With those words ringing in your ear, it’s a great time to start thinking about what you would like to change in your life this year. And while “get ahead of my allergies” might not be an obvious resolution, you should consider it only because it might affect other goals. Here are 3 New Year’s resolution ideas that you can more easily pursue with allergy relief.
BRING MORE NATURE INTO YOUR LIFE
Studies have shown that being in a natural place has all kinds of mental health benefits,1 and a garden is your own private nature preserve. Suffering from allergies, however, can deter you from such a project. Along with taking a more complete* allergy symptom relief medicine like FLONASE® Allergy Relief there are gardening methods and choices to help manage allergies.
EXPLORE SOMEPLACE NEW
How long has it been since you’ve hopped on a plane and travelled somewhere new? For most of us the answer is, “too long.” Time to dust off that passport and book a flight. Speaking of dust, planes can be very dusty. In fact, according to one study, each time you board an airplane you could be sharing cabin space with microscopic dust mites.2 Be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated–and don’t forget to pack FLONASE®, which helps manage allergy symptoms caused by dust.
TAKE CARE OF SOMETHING
Dogs, cats, birds, even reptiles – pets are fun and great companions. The second hardest choice will be what animal to get (the first will be what to name it), but you should first consider allergies. Luckily, FLONASE® helps relieve allergy symptoms that result from dog and cat hair, so your choice doesn’t have to be limited.
* vs. single-ingredient antihistamines which do not treat nasal congestion
1. Healthy nature healthy people: ‘contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations (n.d.) Retrieved October 30, 2015. From http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/1/45.full
2. Biological Agents." The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew. Washington, D.C.: National Academy, 2002. 134. The National Academies Press. National Academy of Sciences. Web. 11 Nov. 2015. From http://www.nap.edu/read/10238/chapter/6.