How not to catch a cold

The sun is shining but the summer is nearly over and next week the children will be going back to school.  We all know what happens next – the cold season starts and I don’t mean winter!
As soon as the children start mixing at school the germs start spreading.  The primary way to catch a cold is through someone sneezing on you.  From the time that someone sneezes on you or near you it takes only 15 minutes for the cold germ to travel to the back of your nose and start infecting you.  The average cold lasts between seven and ten days.
Unless you spend your days in solitary confinement, there is not much you can do to prevent yourself catching a cold.  There are many viruses that give rise to cold symptoms and no effective immunisation has been developed yet.

You can boost your immune system by taking Vitamin C and zinc.  You could also try using a saline solution to keep your nose moist and clear of germs.  One mind/body techniques that I use is to imagine a transparent shield around me that stops germs from getting through.  It also stops other people’s negative attitudes infecting me!

If you do succumb to a cold you can reduce your symptoms by:
  • Drinking lots of water or fruit juice
  • Getting plenty of rest 
  • Eating a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables
Have a happy and healthy Autumn.