The spring season means the sun is shining, baseball season is just around the corner, flowers are blooming and the days are getting longer. Even though spring brings fun, new health concerns also arise that need to be managed.
Spring is the time for flowers to bloom, but with all of the pollination, airborne allergen levels are also blooming. Allergies can become overwhelming with itchy and watery eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing and possibly coughing. About 40 million people in the United States have some sort of "indoor/outdoor" allergy. The most common allergies triggers are pollen, mold spores, dust mite allergens and pet/rodent dander. By following simple steps, you can combat your seasonal allergies.
With longer and warmer days approaching, it is important to be conscious of the ultraviolet (UV) rays that you are being exposed to. The sun's UV rays can cause skin cancer, damaging burns and changes in skin texture. It is absolutely necessary to protect yourself with sunscreen when you are outside having fun.
Exercising at least 30 minutes a day can boost your energy and get you ready for those longer days and "bikini season" – which is just around the corner. Even if you can't do 30 minutes at a time, try to break it up into 10 or even 5 minute increments. It is hard to fit in exercise with a busy life, but there are simple ways for you to get exercise at home, at the office or out and about.
Seasonal health concerns are sneaking up on us. By controlling your allergies, wearing sunscreen and adding some exercise to your daily routine, you can sit back, relax and enjoy all that spring has to offer.
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