Move your workout and your family outdoors

2013-04-16T00:00:00Z 2013-04-23T10:54:04Z Move your workout and your family outdoorsFamily Features nwitimes.com
April 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Playing together outdoors is the perfect way for families to bond while staying active and fit, but when seasonal allergies come into play they can keep many families on the sidelines. Allegra is setting out this season to show people there’s no reason to suffer if you have the right relief, and has teamed up with basketball star Lisa Leslie to share fun, affordable workout tips that help families enjoy the outdoors even during allergy season.

“As an athlete and a mom, there’s nothing I enjoy more than getting outside to shoot hoops or run around with my kids, but when our allergy symptoms act up it can keep my whole family indoors,” says Leslie. “I am thrilled to show families that with the help of Allegra their seasonal allergies don’t have to stop them from being outdoors and having fun.”

Lisa shares how to utilize simple household items and a little imagination to transform any backyard or outdoor space in to a family fitness center:

• Scavenger Hike: Turn a family hike into a scavenger hunt; come up with a fun list of challenges like climbing over a log, finding a pinecone, skipping down an entire trail or racing to the birch tree and back.

• Driveway Drills: Using chalk and cardboard boxes you can create your own basketball court on the driveway. Have the kids draw free throw lines and see who can bounce or throw the ball into the cardboard box “hoop.”

• Time for Fun: Use your kitchen timer or a stopwatch to time kids in sprints, relays and jumping jack sessions; record times on a dry erase board to help kids track their personal best times.

As you venture out into the great outdoors to enjoy family fitness, make sure you’re prepared to recognize the signs of seasonal allergies, which may include sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat. With proper management and education, allergy symptoms can be relieved. The Allegra family of allergy products offers effective, long-lasting (one dose lasts at least 12 hours), non-drowsy relief for the whole family. To learn more about seasonal allergies, visit www.allegra.com.

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