Photo courtesy of Susan B. Griffith

Photo courtesy of Susan B. Griffith

Spring is here which means the days are getting longer and warmer, but it can also mean a battle with allergies. What can you do to keep physically active?

1. If you know that you are allergic to specific allergens, remind yourself to wear sunglasses to keep pollen out of your eyes, stay away from synthetic fabrics that attract pollen, and move activities indoors if breathing is a problem. 

2. Exercise at the time of day when pollen counts are lower--early morning, late afternoon, or evening.

3. If you are a gardener, make sure to wash hands, hair, and change clothes so the pollen does not follow you indoors.

4. Cleaning is great exercise, and it rids the indoors of allergens.