January is the month to make New Year resolutions with hopes that this year is the best one, yet! So, while you plan your resolutions, consider adding 3 resolutions concerning health.What if this was the year that you took the reins on your allergies, instead of your allergies leading you? At SAWC, our highly experienced doctor and team are here to help!Start the New Year off right with these 4 allergy tips!
EXERCISE REGULARLY & OFTEN
Exercise is extremely beneficial to your body and brain. However, if you struggle with allergies, exercise can be a daunting task. When you work out, be mindful of the weather. It may be best to exercise indoors during the winter season.
After our couple months of cooler winter weather, pollen quickly starts to appear again! Our frequently found fruit trees blossom, the desert plants start to grow again… all of these triggers can easily send you into a sneezing fit, and feeling miserable. The outdoors may not be a suitable choice for you during this time of year, but please do not let your allergies prohibit you from exercising! The more you exercise, the better your body will feel long-term.
REMEMBER YOUR TOOLS
Do you enjoy a beach trip or a vacation in January, like many other Arizonans? When you pack your bags, remember to take your allergy medications and epinephrine injector. Being prepared for an allergy attack is extremely important, especially if you’re in a new place and a new environment.
If you’ll be gone for an extended amount of time, please come in for an allergy evaluation to get on the right immunotherapy or medications before you leave. Who wants to have itchy eyes or lots of sneezy while enjoying pina coladas by the pool, snorkeling in the ocean, or while skiing from the top of a snow-capped mountain?
EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT ALLERGIES
The best proactive tool you can use to fight allergies is education, and to get tested for the specific allergens which are affecting you! When you understand what triggers your specific allergies, you will be able to avoid potential attacks and mitigate against feeling bad during this new year. The team at SAWC is more than willing to create your customized allergy prevention plan for you! Contact us today to set up an appointment: 480-567-7098 while the new year is still young!
---Written on behalf of Sinus and Allergy Wellness Center of North Scottsdale