Photo by Travis RathboneLeave allergies in the dust.Now that it’s officially sneezin’ season (gesundheit!), put down the pills and pick up...
After allergy sufferers ran for 30 minutes, their sneezing, runny nose, and nasal itching and congestion all decreased by more than 70 percent.
One theory is that cardio exercise calms inflammatory proteins in the nasal passages. The scientists recommend a moderate pace, so stay within 65 to 70 percent of your heart rate reserve.
You can calculate this number by subtracting your resting heart rate from your maximum heart rate. (To figure your max, multiply your age by 0.7 and then subtract the result from 207.)
High pollen count? Hit the trail—and check out more ways to exercise outside without turning into a sniffling, sneezing mess.
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