How to Prevent Colds and Flu

By Carolin 

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You don’t have to get a this fall. Here are seven great natural ways to avoid colds and .

1. Smile

If you are positive and happy your body is better equipped to handle viruses. Stress has the opposite effect.

2. Exercise

Exercise is vital for a well functioning immune system. Exercise in the cold air is good for your mucous membranes.

3. Make time for your friends

Social contact is good for your immune system. It has been shown that people with less than 3 close friends catches colds four times more often than people with more social contact.

4. Vitamin D

In the winter some of us are in risk of not getting enough vitamin D. Vitamin D i vital for the immune system and we all need to make sure to get enough.

5. Hold your breath

We all know we’re supposed to wash our hands often, especially around people who has a cold.  It’s equally important to hold your breath if someone sneezes close to your face.

6. Keep your feet warm

Test persons who took cold foot baths caught a cold three times more often than the people who kept their feet warm.

7. Eat healthy

The most important part in a healthy lifestyle. In a country where you when you order milk in a restaurant they ask “White or chocolate?” as if chocolate milk would be a perfect substitute to regular milk, you can’t stress healthy eating enough.

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13 Responses to “How to Prevent Colds and Flu”

  1. Adam from Quickstep Laminate Flooring on September 24th, 2010 7:41 am

    The most important thing you can do to prevent most any illness is to wash your hands frequently. Washing hands reduces the risk of transmission of viruses and bacteria. Learn how important it is to wash your hands and how to do it properly.

  2. Yamani from Easy Fabric Display on September 27th, 2010 3:08 am

    Keep your distance from people displaying symptoms like sneezing and coughing. It may sound strange, but when you have to cough and sneeze, do so into the crook of your elbow, not into your hands. Since your hands are a common source of germs, doing that will prevent them from spreading.Dehydration can easily occur (especially if you are running a fever or vomiting). If you’re unable to keep fluids down, contact your physician.

  3. Alex Brandon from essay on September 28th, 2010 8:07 am

    Whether you are at work or at home, being around sick people greatly increases your risk of getting sick. Even though these situations may not always be in your control, you can take a few steps to protect yourself.

  4. Robinson Brim from Commercial carpet Toronto on October 4th, 2010 5:45 am

    Some studies have shown that eating a daily cup of low-fat yogurt can reduce your susceptibility to colds by 25%. Researchers think the beneficial bacteria in yogurt may stimulate production of immune system substances that fight disease.”Phyto” means plants, and the natural chemicals in plants give the vitamins in food a supercharged boost. So put away the vitamin pill, and eat dark green, red, and yellow vegetables and fruits.

  5. Grant Stringer on October 28th, 2010 10:17 am

    Some nice tips to keep the bugs at bay thanks

  6. Christine from DUI Attorneys Tampa on November 2nd, 2010 5:54 am

    Mind over matter. If you think that you will be sick and catch a flu then I think, that would happen. Eating the right food with the right vitamins to take will also help. And be responsible with yourself. =)
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  7. Simon from web design blackpool on November 20th, 2010 2:39 am

    Wao I never knew even my number of friends could decide that whether my immunity is good or bad.

  8. Jason from wearpalettes on November 21st, 2010 11:34 pm

    Well you have made some great points. The point about friends and cold feet is really true. Even I have found so after observing my friends.

  9. Jasmine from Picture canvas on December 10th, 2010 2:02 am

    Prevention is better than cure! I guess we just have to live a healthy lifestyle, free from vices so we can maintain a wealthy and good health. You’re the one responsible of your own self and that considered your body, so if you already feel that there’s something wrong, then go and see a doctor or take the proper med at the same time go for healthy foods!

  10. best PC rpg on December 25th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Great post! Interesting point of view by the way. I only wish I could write like you! …and Merry Christmas!

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    A good informative post and appreciate your work. The tips you mentioned for preventing cold and flu seems effective and would really help during the cold seasons. Also it is said that Prevention is better than cure, So thanking you for providing the tips for prevention.
    Liked the post and awaiting to read more on such topics.

  12. website designers in Chennai on January 15th, 2011 11:54 am

    Its very useful tips to prevent colds and flu.thanks for sharing

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