How to Exercise If You Have Allergies

These tips can help you reduce your exposure to seasonal allergies when you exercise outdoors:

  • Avoid exercising in the morning between 5 and 10 a.m., when plants produce the most pollen. Pollen levels are lower in the afternoon and early evening.

  • Avoid exercising outside on windy days. Pollens and mold spores are likely to be swept into the air.

  • Wear glasses or sunglasses and a surgical mask if your symptoms are severe.

  • Take a shower and wash your hair after exercising. Rinse your eyes with cool water.