Just wanted to let you know that this fun workout is sponsored by my friends at Stallergenes Greer! They’re helping you get outside this Spring!
Disclaimer: I am not a Doctor and this should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your Doctor before starting this, or any other, medication or treatment plan. I am not on ORALAIR® (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy, and Kentucky Blue Grass Mixed Pollens Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use; however, I am sharing because I thought it may help one of you.
Please consult your doctor before starting this, or any other, medication, treatment plan, or exercise regime.
You know what gets me REALLY excited?
THE SPRING TIME. Aaaaand, it’s COMING.
It’s the perfect season. Not too hot and not too cold. And, the best part?
You can get outside to do your workout! I don’t know about you, but I think working out is SO much more fun when you can do it:
- Outside, and not stuck in a sweaty, dark gym. YUCK.
- With a partner – like your spouse! <3
So, grab a friend, because I created a fun outdoor workout to get you going this season. The only equipment you need is any kind of ball!
Here’s the workout in detail:
Exercise one – Partner planks.
One person goes into a plank position. The other person side jumps over them, landing in a squat, 10 times (jumping over and back is one round). Then the other person does it for 10 rounds.
Exercise 2: Wheel barrow pushups.
On person holds the other persons legs. The person on ground does pushups until they fail. SWITCH!
Exercise 3: Ball Throw and Pass with a Squat
Stand facing each other. One person squats then pushes up to throw the ball overhead, using their shoulders. The other catches it and lands in a squat. Repeat until each person has thrown the ball 10 times
Exercise 4: Partner Sit Ups with a Ball Pass
Lay on back in a sit up position, each person’s toes touching the other persons. One person holds a ball at their chest and then both people sit up. The person passes the ball to the other and they lay back down. Repeat until each person has 10 sit ups.
Exercise 5: Leg Lifts with a Ball Pass
Lay flat on your back with your heads touching. One person holds a ball between their feet then uses their abs to lift up their legs over their head, passing the ball to their hands and then to the other person. The partner does the same thing and uses their hands to take the ball from the other person, then transfers to their feet. They both return to laying down and repeat until each person has passed the ball 10 times.
Exercise 6: Squat Side Rotations with Ball Pass
Stand back to back and then get into a squat position. One person holds a ball at their chest then rotates their torso to the pass it to the side to the other person. The other person passes it around their other side back to them, and they both stay squatting the whole time. Repeat until you can’t hold the squat any longer. This gets TOUGH.
Repeat the workout 3-4 times, with as little rest as possible between exercises and sets.
Now, I love doing this workout with the Hub’s but you know what? He does NOT do well with grass.
It bugs him, makes him itchy and stuffy and he’s fairly sure he has a seasonal grass allergy (but you know medical people, they never will go and get tested for things *insert eye roll.*) So, getting out to do this workout together can be a HARD. I know so many of you struggle with it too.
So, here’s the 5 tips I have found to be helpful when FIGHTING seasonal grass allergies:
- Don’t open your windows – Use an air conditioning friends! The same goes for car windows. Don’t even think about it!
- Limit outside time during the early-mid morning when pollen levels are highest. So, try this workout in the afternoon!
- Bathe your pets often as grass pollen easily attaches to the fur of pets. I know we love our pets, but they can be the worst for grass allergy sufferers because they bring it inside!
- Change your clothes when coming in from outside. Just like your pet fur, the grass pollen will STICK ALL OVER your clothing.
- Consider talking to your doctor about treatment options like ORALAIR, an under-the-tongue immunotherapy medicine prescribed to treat sneezing, runny nose or itchy eyes due to an allergy to at least one of the five grass pollens.)
What is ORALAIR you ask?
ORALAIR is a prescription medicine used under the tongue, prescribed to treat sneezing, runny nose or itchy eyes due to an allergy to five grass pollens!
Allergy immunotherapy in the U.S. has traditionally been administered as allergy shots in the allergy specialist’s office. <– Liiiike, you have to take time out of your BUSY life every single week to go to the doctor and get a shot. Who has time for that?
ORALAIR is different because it enables patients (like YOU) to manage their own administration, anywhere! After the first administration in the doctor’s office, patients are able to then take the medicine at home on a daily basis through allergy season! Basically anyone who can’t or won’t consider allergy shots should ask their doctor if they are a candidate for this treatment option.
ORALAIR does contain a boxed warning and the common side effects. In children and adults, the most commonly reported side effects were itching of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. These side effects, by themselves, are not dangerous or life-threatening. ORALAIR can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. Symptoms of allergic reactions to ORALAIR include: trouble breathing, throat tightness or swelling, trouble swallowing or speaking, dizziness or fainting, rapid or weak heartbeat, severe stomach cramps or pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, severe flushing or itching of the skin. For more information, check out: http://www.oralair.com/assets/pdf/ORALAIR%20Med%20Guide.pdf
So, you CAN get outside to get your workout on.
Better yet? You even have a little extra time in your busy-person life to do it.
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY MY FRIENDS AT STALLERGENES GREER. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO CONTINUE CREATING GREAT CONTENT FOR YOU BY SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH SUPER-FAB BRANDS THAT FOOD FAITH FITNESS LOVES TO WORK WITH! AS ALWAYS, OPINIONS REMAIN 100% MY OWN!
Indications and Usage
ORALAIR (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy, and Kentucky Blue Grass Mixed Pollens Allergen Extract) is a prescription medicine used for sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy prescribed to treat sneezing, runny or itchy nose, nasal congestion or itchy and watery eyes due to allergy to these grass pollens. ORALAIR may be prescribed for persons 10 to 65 years old whose doctor has confirmed are allergic to at least one of these five grass pollens.
ORALAIR is taken about four months before the expected start of the grass pollen season and is continued throughout the grass pollen season.
ORALAIR is NOT a medication that gives immediate relief of allergy symptoms.
Important Safety Information
ORALAIR can cause severe allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. Symptoms of allergic reactions to ORALAIR include:
- Trouble breathing
- Throat tightness or swelling
- Trouble swallowing or speaking
- Dizziness or fainting
- Rapid or weak heartbeat
- Severe stomach cramps or pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Severe flushing or itching of the skin
If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking ORALAIR and immediately seek medical care. For home administration of ORALAIR, your doctor should prescribe auto-injectable epinephrine for you to keep at home for treating a severe reaction, should one occur. Your doctor will train and instruct you on the proper use of auto-injectable epinephrine.
Do not take ORALAIR if you or your child:
- Has severe, unstable, or uncontrolled asthma;
- Had a severe allergic reaction in the past that included trouble breathing, dizziness or fainting, or rapid or weak heartbeat;
- Has ever had difficulty with breathing due to swelling of the throat or upper airway after using any sublingual immunotherapy before;
- Has ever been diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis; or
- Is allergic to any of the inactive ingredients contained in ORALAIR.
Stop taking ORALAIR and contact your doctor if you or your child has any mouth surgery procedures (such as tooth removal), develops any mouth infections, ulcers or cuts in the mouth or throat, or has heartburn, difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, or chest pain that does not go away or worsens.
In children and adults, the most commonly reported side effects were itching of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. These side effects, by themselves, are not dangerous or life-threatening.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800- FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. Talk to your doctor before using ORALAIR while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.