My last post was about dealing with winter so it seemed fitting to follow up with a post on how to handle that little bug we associate with this time of year: the common cold.
First some facts. Common colds and flus are most often caused by viruses. They are passed from human to human via inhaling infected droplets (like when someone coughs on you while you're taking the subway to work at 6:45 am on a -30degC morning), unwashed hands, and other contaminated surfaces. Colds do occur more frequently in the winter months, but this doesn't have everything to do with the temperature but more to do with what the temperature makes us do, that is, stay inside. Yes, it's the close quarters we tend to occupy during these chilly months that ease the transmission of viruses and not the snow or your cold feet.Read More