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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.

  • Arm yourself against ragweed allergies (no matter how long they stick around this year)

    Of the countless people who suffer from allergies each year, a good amount fall prey to ragweed, what Ohama.com calls "the most debilitating of plant allergens."

    According to the news source, roughly 10 percent of Americans are ragweed-sensitive, and much to the chagrin of this segment of the population, ragweed season is only getting longer. Some areas of the country have come to experience at least 11 more days of annual misery over the last 15 years or so.

    There's little we can do in light of the changing seasons, but there is a good amount of control we can exercise over our immediate home environment.

    Installing a professional-grade air purifying system is a top-line defense against ragweed, pollen, pet dander, mold and a range of other allergens and airborne contaminants. An advanced model, such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus, has the capacity to effectively filter over 99 percent of particulate matter while simultaneously removing harmful chemicals and odors.

  • How an air purifier actually works to alleviate allergy symptoms

    Many of us with allergy symptoms may already know that installing a professional-grade air purifying system in our homes is among one of the most effective ways to breathe easy. However, some may still be unsure as to the reasons behind why they work.

    "Our homes are like enclosed spaces where we breathe in...the same air on a continuous basis," UK News Reporter explains. "Attacks that can [happen] very quickly may be caused by some of the common things found at home such as the dust and dust mites. The function of the allergy relief electronic air cleaner or air purifier is to purify the circulating air which you are breathing and eradicate all the floating particles which are behind the attacks."

    That being said, there's more than one way for a machine to do so. Many top-quality purifiers, such as the ones carried by FreshAirPro, combine two or more filtration technologies to deliver stellar performance.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus is one such machine - with four different techniques working together, this machine excels among the rest in eradicating over 99.9 percent of all airborne contaminants including dust, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, gases, odors, smoke and more. Its success is largely due to the activated carbon stage which effectively strips harmful chemicals and gases and its HyperHEPA filter, which is capable of catching particles 10 times smaller than most leading HEPA brands.

  • Protecting yourself against pollen this spring

    Not all of us are lucky when it comes to being genetically disposed to tackling allergies, but that doesn't mean we're entirely defenseless. The University of Maryland Medical Center has a few suggestions to help allergy-sufferers avoid pollen and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

    The Center suggests that you "stay away from hay and barns, and avoid activities such as raking leaves and mowing the grass," according to HealthDay News. Additionally, you should "wear sunglasses to help keep pollen out of the eyes [and] when you come back indoors, shower and wash your hair to remove pollen. Close doors and windows during pollen seasons."

    Of course, there are only so many things we can do in the great outdoors, but your indoor space affords you a little more control over the quality of the air that you breathe.

    Installing a high-quality air purifying system is an excellent way to take matters into your own hands. Look to FreshAirPro's selection of top-rated, best-selling brands for a machine that can effectively remove over 99 percent of all particulate matter, including pet dander, pollen, mold, dust and more.

  • How to be one step ahead of your allergies this season

    By now, many allergy-sufferers have learned the yearly cycles by heart - when they'll start sneezing, when it'll finally stop, and when to begin expecting the worst again.

    However, there are a few measures to take to beat your allergies to the chase. If you know when to start expecting symptoms, you can take some preemptive steps to make sure you experience the best possible spring.

    According to The University of Maryland Medical Center, it's wise to begin taking allergy medications a week or two before the season starts, HealthDay News reports.

    Another way to get to the source of the problem is to install a professional-grade air purifying system in your home. Opting for a top-rated, best-selling brand like the IQAir HealthPro Plus can make the difference between contaminant-filled air and an indoor breathing experience that's virtually free of impurities. The HealthPro Plus comes with four advanced filtration technologies to effectively remove over 99 percent of pet dander, pollen, dust, mold and a range of other airborne contaminants.

  • Beating allergies to the chase: Preventative measures

    When grappling with seasonal allergies, we can either treat the symptoms or go straight to the cause, and it's arguably true that most people would prefer the latter, if only they knew the most effective methods for doing so.

    According to MSN Health & Fitness, pets, carpets and clutter can all work together to create a hostile environment for allergy-sufferers.

    "Carpeting is a reservoir for pollen because the tiny granules cling to carpet fibers," allergy and immunology professor James Sublett, M.D., told the news source. With clutter that collects dust and pets that bring in pollen from outside along with a sufficient amount of their own dander, some swift, preventative action is in order.

    Sublett recommends using a HEPA vacuum cleaner, though most of the top-market air purifiers carried by FreshAirPro come with a HEPA filter or higher, and they work to clear the air of a full range of allergens and contaminants. Get to the heart of poor indoor air quality with a top-rated model like the IQAir HealthPro Plus, which combines four advanced filtration techniques to deliver maximum results.

  • Study: Allergies in small children have doubled in 10 years

    A recent study found that the presence of allergies in children under 5 has just about doubled in the past decade, with emergency treatments for severe allergic reactions increasing seven-fold, StaffNurse.com reports.

    "The lack of exposure to potential allergens since childhood appears to reduce the chances that our immune system recognises what is safe and what is not, even triggering a response against proteins found in foods generally tolerated by the body," Professor Maria Antonella Muraro told the news source, citing exposure to cigarette smoke as a potential contributing factor.

    Fortunately, a medical-grade air purifying system, such as those carried by FreshAirPro, can tackle both allergen-inducing airborne contaminants and the pollutants that can cause them, such as smoke and other harmful gases and chemicals.

    The top-rated, best-selling IQAir HealthPro Plus comes with four advanced filtration technologies to tackle well over 99 percent of all particulate matter. Its HyperHEPA filter stage is the most advanced filter of its kind and can tackle molecules up to ten times smaller than machines equipped with standard HEPA technology.

  • How does your city rank on the national pollen count?

    The big spring allergy offender is virtually upon us, but some areas of the nation will be hit worse than others when it comes to the concentration of pollen in the air.

    According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Florida, is ranked number one on The Weather Channel's national pollen count, and the Sunshine State as a whole is ranked in four of the top six worst-affected areas nationwide.

    Regardless of whether you're in the Floridian hot-bed or high and dry in another part of the country, seasonal allergies affect a significant part of the population each year, driving many to look for all forms of relief.

    One of the most effective ways to combat airborne allergens is to install a professional grade air purifying system in your home.

    The AllerAir 5000 Exec is an extremely popular and well-trusted purifying system. With 18 pounds of activated carbon, the 5000 Exec is substantially effective at neutralizing and absorbing harmful airborne gases, chemicals and odors. Additionally, its medical-grade HEPA technology removes at least 99.97 percent of all particulate matter from the air.

  • Arm yourself against springtime mold with an air purifier

    Given the number of false starts we've already had this year, it's hard to say when spring will be here for good. Don't let this lure you into a false sense of security regarding some of those pesky problems that come with the onset of the warmer weather, however. Pollen and mold will be blowing through the air before we all know it.

    While sneezes and sniffles can be bothersome, one thing homeowners should really guard themselves against is the proliferation of mold in their homes. Mold can be unsightly at best and harmful to your health at certain levels, so taking measures to curb its growth is well advised.

    To prevent mold from growing in your home, try to keep moisture zones well ventilated. Be sure to use a fan when you shower, and if your bathroom lacks a ventilation system, crack a window or try to leave the door open.

    The most effective means by far for removing mold is a professional grade air purifying system. The top-rated, best-selling brands carried by FreshAirPro are equipped with cutting edge technology to effectively remove mold, spores and a range of other airborne contaminants.

  • Can an allergy-sniffing dog be your next best defense?

    The remarkable sense of smell possessed by our canine friends is apparently good for more than sniffing out bombs or drugs.

    According to WHOTV.com, one family in Iowa is employing an "Angel Service Dog," a pooch that has been specifically trained to sniff out harmful allergies in order to help their kids manage their medical conditions. This will allow their six-year-old son, Tyler, to go out into public without fear of encountering a potentially fatal exposure to peanuts.

    While being on alert for potentially harmful contaminants is a useful maneuver, some of us who experience less grave conditions may want to actually do something about allergens once we detect them in our homes.

    For this stage of the process, a professional grade air purifying system is a must.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus is equipped with four advanced filtration technologies to effectively tackle mold, pollen, dust, dust mites, pet dander, gases, smoke and odors. The HealthPro Plus is outfitted with a HyperHEPA filter, the most advanced filter in its class.

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