Temperature is getting very low in some parts of the country, so you and your family need to take measures to keep the cold away this season. The advices that reporters at Caring have gathered from doctors will help you stay healthy in the winter time.
Protecting yourself from germs is the most important rule you need to observe if you want to keep colds away. Since many people get sick in this period of the year, the majority of the surfaces may be contaminated with such viruses. That is why you must wash your hands as often as you can. You may also carry disinfectant wipes to sanitize your hands or other surfaces before touching them.
Common colds are most of the times caused by rhinoviruses, that is, viruses which enter our system through the nose. Touching your face or your nose are the most frequent mistakes that cause people to catch colds in the winter time. Another soft spot of the face is the eye because it has a lower immune system response, so don’t touch them, no matter how itchy they might get.
Drinking lots of liquids is the simplest method to reduce the risks of catching a cold. Viruses are drawn to dry mucous membranes in the nose and throat, which is why it is important to drink at least five glasses of water per day. The dry winter air will make your nasal membranes even more sensitive if you don’t use nasal mists and saline nasal sprays to keep them hydrated.
You’ve often heard people saying sleep makes you beautiful, but doctors claim it can also make you healthy. According to recent researches people who sleep less than seven hours per night are more likely to get sick because their immune system gets weaker.
Vitamins are all vital in the fight against colds, but vitamin C and D are the most important. Whether you get them from food or from special supplements, these vitamins can help you fortify your immune system and thus, resist any virus attacks during the cold months of the year.