Winter, flu and cold just come along and spread like an epidemic. This is the time of the year when infections thrive and increase. Here are some of the ways of preventing yourself from the flu and cold during snowfall
The sudden icy snap immediately after the autumn can make you shiver and depress your immune system.
The best way to remain safe is to keep warm by wearing warm clothes and having a fireplace constantly burning, especially during the night.
Most of these viral infections are contagious and can easily spread on touching. According to a clinical scientist, Dr. Nicola Goddard you should keep on washing your hands with a sanitizer every time you eat or drink or are exposed to strangers.
The infections are transmitted when infected person sneezes or coughs. You stand the chance of acquiring flu virus when you touch your mouth, nose or eyes.
Remember, moist weather is conducive for the survival of viruses and the germs of flu and cold tend to increase when the weather is misty, cloudy and dull. Hence, you should be extra careful about your hygiene during such weather.
You can prevent the onset of flu and cold by boosting up your immune system. Extracts of Echinacea plant is known to help your body build up a good defense against flu and cold. However, you should not take it for more than 6 to 8 weeks in a row.
Also including garlic and zinc enriched food items such as wheat germ, seafood, eggs, oysters, tofu and meat help to build good defense against flu and cold.
Boat, Pigeon, Bridge, Fish or Lion Yoga poses help to prevent cold and flu.