Doing Spring Exercise Without Seasonal Concerns
Exercising has pretty much become a necessity, especially when you consider how our current society found ways to live a normal life without really moving much. We used to walk outside, run up or down stairs, and maybe try to catch the really fast moving taxi. Nowadays, you can pretty much get from Point A to Point B by just clicking on your phone or having items including food and drinks delivered to your doorstep.
That’s why many people are getting into the habit of being more physical. However, seasonal changes greatly affect the way we are motivated to workout, especially when working out involves being exposed to the environment. Exposing yourself can cause your body to experience seasonal discomforts, and it’s really high up this Spring.
How do you do your Spring exercise without seasonal discomforts? Try these out:
1. Cover your hair
Did you know our hair is actually dirtier than our behind? It’s because hair is the most exposed part of our body, beating our hands, feet, and our bum. Our face is also exposed, but it’s regularly washed with water or covered with a towel or handkerchief, but our hair is almost always out there.
That makes hair prone to having some “seasonal” particles getting stuck, and this can really make us have a bad case of nasal irritation, watery eyes, and maybe even skin redness.
The best way to reduce seasonal particles from clinging onto your hair is by simply covering it. You can also choose to exercise at night where seasonal particles aren’t really floating in the air that much.
2. Shield your eyes
Some seasonal particles can hit our eyes and cause seasonal discomforts and irritation. Wearing sport goggles or regular eye glasses can really help give your eyes a sort of barrier against environmental dust, pollen, and other things that may cause discomfort.
3. Wash your hands
If you’re fond of hiking or running for exercise in Spring, grabbing onto things and touching your face or other parts of the body can cause irritation. Washing our hands regularly not only can help keep us healthy, but also reduce the likelihood of having seasonal irritations and other concerns.
4. Wear a face mask
Seasonal particles can easily enter our nostrils and mouth which can cause some really bad symptoms of irritation and inflammation. By wearing a face mask when you go out, you can keep all of those particles away from your face and therefore your sinuses and respiratory tract.
Exercising in a well ventilated area can also help reduce the onset of seasonal discomforts, especially if the exercise you do makes it hard to make a facemask stay on your face.
5. Eat foods that reduce symptoms
You can always arm yourself with natural foods to combat seasonal discomforts. Foods known to reduce symptoms include ginger, turmeric, and onions. These foods all contain compounds that not only help you manage symptoms of irritation, but also help the body not overreact to environmental particles.
Exercise is always good, especially if your lifestyle is not as active as it used to be. Despite the goodness of exercise, some people’s bodies are just not cut to go out and exercise when the season changes. This is due to seasonal discomforts which just happen to be at their peak this Spring.
If you’re one of those unfortunate people, but still want to get your body sweating and moving outside, try any one or all of the ways we listed to reduce the effects of seasonal discomforts on your body. Not only are they easy to do right away, they’re also healthy and won’t cost you a lot of money.