How Your Diet Can Help (or Hurt) Your Seasonal Allergies

Allergy season is now upon us! Autumn is as active a season for allergies as it is in the spring. While most pollen and irritants circulate themselves on the dry windy days of an Indian summer, it will actually continue into late fall. In Wisconsin, the irritants are considered to be moderate in scope and many people will continue with the symptoms into the holidays. Indoors, we are usually concerned about the buildup of mold during the fall, which will also add to the ongoing nature of our symptoms.

The most common symptoms of seasonal allergies are: dry itching skin, puffy/red eyes, inability to breathe, coughing, even cold and flu-like symptoms, may occur. Medical experts state that all aspects of your life can be interrupted; i.e. sleep, ability to concentrate, and eating. They do recommend staying on your normal schedule for taking medications, and making sure that they are the right ones for you. Most medications take the form of antihistamines and decongestants. Always, seeing your physician before this time of year begins is a good idea.

How are foods going to be affected? And can they help? These are the primary foods to consider for seasonal allergies: Continue reading How Your Diet Can Help (or Hurt) Your Seasonal Allergies

Benefits of Steam Room Therapy

Detox and rejuvenate your body in one of our steam rooms conveniently located at each of our Elite Sports Clubs locations. Towels are provided for all individuals who wish to partake in the wonderful benefits of our steam rooms.

Benefits of Steam Room Therapy-Elite Sports Clubs

Steam “baths” are known for relaxation and stress relief, but steam room benefits also include:

  • Muscle soreness relief
  • Stiff joint relief
  • Immune system enhancement
  • Lymph detoxification
  • Blood circulation improvement
  • Sinus congestion relief

Heat causes your blood vessels to expand, which increases blood circulation. As a result, more oxygen and nutrients can reach damaged parts of your body. This has a double effect of temporarily reducing or stopping pain as well as increasing your body’s healing rate. Spend 10-15 minutes in a steam room post workout and you will speed up healing of damaged muscle tissue.

The high concentration of moisture in steam baths has also been proven to be effective treatment for respiratory conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies

Regular use of a steam room can improve not only your health, but also your appearance. Nothing is better for your skin than a heavy sweat. Heavy sweating cleanses your skin more thoroughly than soap and water because it opens your pores and allows deep-seated grime and dead cells to be flushed out. This is one reason steam baths can be helpful for acne treatment and some other skin conditions. The heat of a steam room also causes an increase in blood circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your skin surface. Over time, this can help contribute to a healthy, glowing appearance.

Steam Rooms are offered at all Elite Sports Clubs. Adult use of steam rooms is included with all Elite Sports Clubs memberships, along with towel service and luxury locker rooms. Come take a tour of any of our 5 Milwaukee-area Elite Sports Clubs locations today!