Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp
143 Cady Centre 241
Northville, MI 48167
866 861 5423
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NORTHVILLE BOOT CAMP OWNER: DON’T LET SPRING ALLERGIES STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS
(NORTHVILLE, MI March 28, 2011) – It’s springtime and you want to take advantage of the warmer weather to work out outside. But for an estimated 35 million Americans who have seasonal allergies, outdoor exercise is not exactly a walk in the park.
As trees, flowers and grass are coming to life, so are the pollens that cause runny noses, scratchy throats, watery eyes and, in more extreme cases, bouts of asthma.
“When you have hay fever, the last thing you want to do is leave your house,” says David Krainiak, owner of Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp in Northville, MI. “However, as long as you treat your symptoms and exercise safely, you will benefit from outdoor activities.”
In fact, Krainiak notes, outdoor exercise can actually improve your allergies. “Physical activity strengthens the lungs and heart, and that is beneficial if you suffer from asthma or wheezing,” he says. “And exercise increases your blood flow, expelling the allergens from your body through urine and sweat.”
However, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, it is important to take some precautions before you start an outdoor exercise program. Krainiak suggests these four steps:
If you had severe allergic reactions before, ask your doctor whether it is safe for you to engage in an outdoor activity during the pollen season.
If your symptoms are mild but you are still uncomfortable, get an over-the-counter antihistamine, decongestant,and / or nasal spray.
Make sure you're properly warmed up before you work out – you can start with a light jog for 5 minutes, so your airways are open and you can breathe easier.
Breathe deeply through your nose while exercising. This will warm up the air you inhale and filter out the excess allergens and other irritants.
What kind of exercise is best for allergy sufferers? According to American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, a “stop-and-go” workout is usually better tolerated than non-stop intensive exercise performed over a longer period.
“Because it intertwines bursts of high impact with slow activity, interval training is great for people with allergies, including asthmatics,” Krainiak says. “And it has the added advantage of providing a terrific total body workout that includes cardio, strength, endurance, and calorie burning routines.”
About Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp:
Launched by fitness expert David Krainiak in December 2007, Michigan’s Adventure Boot Camp is a women only boot camp fitness program which specializes in women of all fitness levels. Michigan Adventure Boot Camp currently has 5 locations: Novi, Royal Oak, Macomb, Rochester and Birmingham. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.MiBootCamps.com. Krainiak, a certified fitness expert with 15 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at David@MiBootCamps.com or 313-247-8533.
About David Krainiak, Fitness Expert:
Krainiak has 15 different certifications in the area of fitness/health/wellness with 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and can be reached at David@MiBootCamps.com or 313-247-8533 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.