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Prepare for Allergy Season Now

Posted by Tony on March 31st, 2015

hello-spring

Spring, and the sunny weather that comes along with it, has definitely arrived here in Atlanta. And while winter weather is still on its way out in some areas, spring is on the horizon. That also means allergy season is close to rearing its ugly head.

It can be difficult to get outside and enjoy the sunshine when you have to deal with constant sneezing, congestion,  skin irritation, and headaches.

Luckily, here are 6 simple solutions that can help you prepare for spring allergies.

Clean Your Entire Home

Spring cleaning is a good idea for a variety of reasons, but one of them is to help reduce your allergy symptoms. Dust can easily accumulate throughout your home during winter when your house is closed off from the cold. This dust may have gone unnoticed during winter, but it will only make your spring allergies worse. Check out our spring cleaning suggestions and checklist for 2015. Continue reading

Tips for Running Outside During Allergy Season

Posted by Ivey on April 25th, 2013

Running on grass trail.Spring is finally here, and I’m ready to enjoy the nice weather with a run or bike ride outside. There’s only one problem—or maybe millions of tiny ones—pollen! If you have pollen allergies like I do, I’m sure you know how quickly a workout can be ruined by allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, or even shortness of breath.

You can do more than enjoy the view from inside the gym though, so lace up your running shoes and get outside! These tips can help you keep pollen allergy symptoms at bay while exercising outdoors:

  1. Know your triggers. Most runners and cyclists take regular routes. If you notice  your symptoms flaring up at certain points on your route, there may be a large concentration of trees or other plants producing pollens that aggravate your allergies. Take notice of the plants and trees around you, and discuss them with your doctor. An allergy test can also be helpful at determining precise triggers.  You may even consider altering your route. Continue reading