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STAYING ON THE MOVE WITH ALLERGIES

HOW FLONASE® ALLERGY RELIEF HELPS YOU STAY ACTIVE OUTDOORS WITH ALLERGIES

Exercising outdoors can be great for both our emotional and physical well-being. However, if you’re affected by allergies, it can prove to be not only difficult but almost impossible to enjoy. Thankfully with FLONASE® Allergy Relief and a few adjustments to your routine, you can get the most out of physical activity without being sidelined by your allergies. Below are a few things that you can try to get back out there and be greater than your allergies.

PLAN AHEAD

It’s important to factor in pollen counts when planning outdoor activities. Since pollen peaks anywhere between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., it may be best to consider switching your early morning routine for an early evening one instead to help minimize exposure to allergens.1

MAP IT OUT

Be a location scout for your health. If you’re running, map out a route that you think is safe and familiar. With FLONASE®, you can enjoy an outdoor workout just about anywhere. However, if you’d like to be extra cautious, try to avoid fields and trees as they can irritate your allergies.2

DON’T THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND

Factor in the weather when choosing when you exercise. Wind carries pollen and mold through the air, so windy days may not be the best days to be active. Getting out there after a nice rain shower could be a good idea as rain dampens pollen.3

GEAR UP

The right gear is essential when working out with allergies. To help prevent itchy, watery eyes when outdoors, wear glasses that wrap around your head. It’s an easy way to stay protected while on the go. A hat is a great choice too. Not only does it help keep allergens out of your hair, but it reduces the amount of pollen you can transfer to other things like furniture, bedding, or clothing.4

KEEP IT OUTSIDE

To help avoid transporting pollen inside your home, remove your shoes outside. Toss the clothes you just wore in the washer, and take a shower. Showering removes built up pollen and additional particles from your skin and hair.

USE FLONASE® DAILY

It never hurts to stay proactive. Make FLONASE® a part of your daily routine when experiencing nasal allergy symptoms. Taking FLONASE® once a day can help you achieve more complete allergy relief.*

Use as directed

* vs. single-ingredient antihistamines which do not treat nasal congestion

Consult

Prior to starting physical activity outdoors, consult with an allergist or your primary care doctor. It could help you get an idea of what activities you can and can’t do so you can help keep your allergies under control.

Sources

  1. Spring Pollen Season. Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County website. http://www.phdmc.org/news-release/54-spring-pollen-season Accessed October 6, 2016
  2. Exercising with Allergies and Asthma. American College of Sports Medicine website https://www.acsm.org/docs/default-source/fit-society-page/acsm-fsp-16-2.pdf?sfvrsn=0 Accessed October 6, 2016
  3. Spring Time Met with Mixed Emotions. Ministry Medical Group website. http://ministryhealth.org/MinistryMedicalGroup/News/SpringTimemetwithMixedEmotions.nws Accessed October 6, 2016
  4. Spring Health and Fitness Tip. Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital website. http://welllebanon.org/spring-health-fitness-tips/ Accessed October 6, 2016

ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES

All the information you need to lead a life that’s not limited by allergies. See all articles

ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES

All the information you need to lead a life that’s not limited by allergies. See all articles