13 Jul Self-Care & Managing Your Allergies & Asthma
Self-care can be a great tool for managing your allergy and asthma symptoms during stressful times. If you have allergies or asthma, stress can often be a trigger for your symptoms to appear. Although self-care is different for every person, here are some tips to help calm your mind and body!
Spend Time Outdoors (Safely)
Getting healthy fresh air is important while spending a significant amount of time indoors, but it’s important to do it safely and avoid times where environmental allergens are at their highest. While taking a walk outside, be sure you are practicing safe social distancing from others. Check the daily pollen count and try to avoid going out during times where pollen and mold spores are lower to avoid triggering allergies and asthma.
Meditation & Breathing Exercises
Meditation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing on one’s mind for a period of time and a great form of self-care. There are a variety of ways to meditate, some prefer practicing in silence, with music, or verbally through speaking or singing. Finding a style that works for you is important. Meditation is often combined with controlled breathing techniques and can be beneficial to those living with allergies and asthma.
Activities & Hobbies
While spending time indoors, get back into an old hobby, pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read, or unleash your inner creative spirit with an art project. Hobbies and activities are important for providing an outlet for relieving stress, and also add some novelty to your day-to-day life.
If you still need help managing your allergies and asthma, contact McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Houston, Texas. They offer both virtual and in-office appointments with board-certified allergists. Call 713-661-1444 or request an appointment online.