It’s a lie! Going outside in the cold or leaving the house with wet hair do not increase your chances of catching a cold or the flu. Research has shown that volunteers who were exposed to the cold virus and then made to stand in the freezing cold succumbed no more frequently to the illness than volunteers in a control group. Winter is the season of cold and flu because everyone is bundled up inside, in closer contact, where germs can spread.
Jun 21, 2012
With so much conflicting advice on offer about how to prevent and treat cold and flu, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction and old wives’ tales from medically proven facts. Here are some of the most common myths surrounding cold and flu, and the origins and truth behind them.
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Don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce!
Basically everything the body does requires water – so staying hydrated would probably be the best and easiest health tip there is.
There is no such thing as a diet, simply a healthy lifestyle. Eat foods that are LHI (Low human interaction). Stay away from foods that are overly processed.
I always make sure I have fresh fruit handy incase I need a sugar pep up. Keeps me away from the spur of the moment chocolate purchases and is fresh and nutritious so it’s therapeutic to eat.
If I'm ever feeling stressed at home, the first thing I do is tidy my living spaces and light a scented candle. Messy bed, messy head.
Try incidental exercise, get off the bus a stop earlier, take the stairs instead of the lift and set a diary reminder to stand up and walk around every hour.