Each season brings with it different ‘items’: various temperatures, precipitations, warmth, coldness, wind etc. The fall brings with it an extra item: flues and colds. This is the period in which many people come in contact with viruses, causing them to become ill. The most common symptoms that people feel are running nose, fever, headaches, coughing, muscle pains and sore throat. All these create a discomfort, which does not allow people to fulfill their daily tasks.
Although this is a season filled with viruses, there are a few tips that you can take into consideration in order to prevent catching a cold.
1. Avoid crowded spaces
It is enough for one person to be sick for an entire group of people to catch a cold. Viruses are transmitted by air, so people who are coughing and sneezing are not a good sign.
2. Wash your hands
Hygiene is a very important aspect. Our hands come in contact with several objects, thus, with germs. Keeping them clean by washing them regularly, using natural hand sanitizers and being careful with touching our face, mouth and eyes are pieces of advice that should keep you away from colds.
3. Eat properly
Although the season of fresh fruits and vegetables is over, this does not mean that they are off the menu. Try to eat as many as possible because they will give you the vitamins and nutrients for a strong immunity system.
4. Drink green tea
This product is rich in antioxidants and a delicious drink as well. Introducing it in your diet in this period will help your body fight the viruses.
If you aren’t that lucky and you have already caught a cold, the first thing to do is see a doctor. Then, taking a few days off and getting enough rest are very important for a complete recovery. Moreover, these tips can be easily applied as a prevention and as a treatment.