I never seem to catch the flu, but I always get at least one really nasty cold when the seasons change. My husband doesn’t really catch colds, but it seems like every winter, he’ll have at least a short bout with the flu. It’s never made much sense to us, and we chalked it up to genetic differences since we share the same environment.
Are you a person who can count on catching at least one horrible cold or flu bug each winter? Do you envy your cubicle mate, who never seems to get sick when all around her are sniffling?
Chances are, it’s not an accident. CNN.com/health today offers a story on how some women never get sick:
Some of the secrets may surprise you. In addition to things we’re all familiar with, such as washing your hands often and relieving stress, the article also mentions the following:
1. Massage, which reduces your stress and helps to build your immune system;
2. A cold rinse after a shower, which can boost your energy;
3. Fresh ginger, most often in tea, used to help digestive health;
4. Vitamins, especially vitamin C and zinc when you feel a cold coming on;
5. Garlic, especially raw, which is full of antioxidants; and
6. Keeping the messages in your brain positive; focus on wellness, not illness.
How about you? Do you have secrets to staying well?
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