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Allergy strategies for the exercise buffs

Now that spring is here, going outdoors will have all kinds of new meanings for everyone, but especially those of us who love to walk or jog outside.

June M. Lay, M.S. of Health News Digest thinks it's important to choose less intensive exercises on days where the pollen is really running rampant.

"Exercise such as running with a high degree of movement, which significantly increases our breathing rate, also increases the rate of airborne pollens that we inhale," Lay suggests. "Let's reduce the intensity, or stick to indoor running and/or more allergy friendly exercises on these type of days. We can exercise indoors with yoga, swimming, Tai Chi, and one of my favorites, weight training. Let's exercise outside early in the day when the pollen count is usually lower."

These are all effective ways to reduce our exposure to allergens, but those looking to create a fool-proof indoor environment should consider installing one of the professional-grade air purifying systems carried by FreshAirPro in their homes. Not only will it make any and all indoor activities more enjoyable, but it will significantly improve the respiratory health of all who live in your home.

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