16 Steps to Combat Spring Allergies
If you typically go for a run or exercise outdoors in the morning, try postponing your workout until later in the day. Most plants pollinate from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., so if you can avoid running around outside during that window of time, your body will thank you. And while the warmer weather may make an outdoor workout more tempting, consider exercising indoors at least on days with high pollen counts.
Keep the air clean in your home and reduce the amount of pollen in the air with the help of a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifier. While whole-house purifiers can get costly, there are some well-priced portable units like the GermGuardian (about $90 on Amazon), that are effective for cleaning the air in individual rooms.