Combat Spring Allergies this Season
Say Sayonara to Spring Allergies
Spring is around the corner, which means warmer weather, blooming flowers and potential seasonal allergies. Rather than going straight to over-the-counter medication for a runny nose and watery eyes, check out a few alternatives that may help combat symptoms of the change in weather – and keep you sniffle-free.
1. Reduce Pollen Exposure Indoors
Pollen is typically identified as the main culprit for spring allergies. Often people walk outside and get it on their shoes, clothes and hair before getting a sneezing attack and bringing it inside to buildings. Pollen allergies can be reduced by making sure to take off shoes, wash your hair and change into fresh clothes after enjoying the great outdoors.
2. Take Your Vitamins
Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine, so taking a supplement or incorporating more of it into your diet can significantly help reduce the effects of spring allergies. Green tea is also great in providing antioxidants to help ward off allergies.
3. Reduce Stress
Allergies tend to flare up or worsen when under chronic stress or hormone imbalance. Research shows that people with consistent stress in their lives experience more allergy symptoms. Ways to help reduce stress includes yoga, meditation and getting enough sleep.
4. Exercise and a Healthy diet
Daily exercise combined with a nutrient rich diet will strengthen the body’s ability to fight allergies and reduce symptoms. Boost your immune system with a fun workout, take a walk and eat your fruits and veggies.
5. Clean Up
Since pollen is often carried inside the home from shoes, it’s important to make sure to vacuum and clean often to get rid of dust mite, mold and of course pollen. It also helps to keep the windows closed and checking for mold. The traditional of annual spring cleaning was no accident!