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Vitamin D for Preventing Colds

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Getting a cold is a sure-fire way to ruin a few days and quite possibly a few weeks. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop when we get a cold. This is a level of illness that most people don’t consider to be sufficiently bad that they can take huge amounts of time off work, or get out of social commitments. Thus, you will spend the next few days dragging yourself out of bed with a headache, aching...

How to Sleep Better With a Cold

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When you’ve got a cold, it’s important to drink plenty of water and get lots of sleep if you want to enjoy a rapid recovery. It’s kind of unfortunate and ironic then, that sleeping with a cold is so incredibly difficult. Not only will you be tossing and turning through the night feeling cold one minute and hot the next, you’ll also need to contend with a blocked nose, sore throat and coughing...

How to Avoid Catching Your Housemate or Partner's Cold

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When a partner, friend or relative becomes ill we will of course find ourselves feeling sorry for them, looking after them and sympathising with them. But when they want a hug? They can forget it! Seeing a partner or housemate unwell is a little bit like seeing into our own future. Chances are that they’re going to spread that illness to us and that we’re going to come down with it...

Should You Really Feed a Cold and Starve a Fever?

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When we feel under the weather, we’re often reminded of the old adage that we should ‘feed a cold’ and ‘starve a fever’. The idea here is that eating less will help us to fight an infection because we won’t be wasting energy on digestion. That and we tend not to feel like eating when we have a fever anyway. Eating a cold meanwhile will provide us with fuel and...

How to Avoid Colds for Athletes

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As an athlete you will likely spend a lot of your time trying to improve your physical abilities with regards to your sport. This means dedicating long hours to the gym, practicing lots to improve your technique and generally making sure that you work hard and don’t rest on your laurels. But actually training for an event isn’t all about putting in hard work – it’s also about...

Got a Cold? Here's How to Know If You Should Go Into Work or Call in Sick

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Getting a cold is stressful. Not only because it makes you feel rubbish and prevents you from doing the things you want to do but also because it creates something of a moral dilemma when it comes to whether or not you should head into work. Sometimes this decision can actually get quite stressful… On the one hand, going into work is the conscientious thing to do, it will look better and...

Tips and LifeHacks for Surviving the Common Cold

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Most of us will get ill at least a couple of times a year and be forced to take time off of work while we sit around the house feeling sorry for ourselves. For the vast majority of the time the culprit here is the common cold, a bug that is always raising its head and giving us grief and that never really stays gone for long. And colds really do give us grief. Unfortunately a cold does much more...

How to Stop a Cold Before It Takes Hold

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When you wake up in the morning and you first feel that scratchiness at the back of your throat, the normal reaction for most of us is to breathe a heavy sigh. We all know that this means there’s a serious cold on the way and we all know that this in turn is likely to put us out of action for days on end and to make almost everything we do from this point on completely miserable. But it ain’t...

Chicken Soup for Colds

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We all know that chicken soup is the cure of choice for the common cold and one that has been used by parents and grandparents the world over. Got the sniffles? Sneezing a lot? Then in theory nothing can aid your recovery and comfort you in quite the same way as chicken soup – and so religiously most of us have obediently consumed it at any opportunity. However you would be mistaken for worrying...

Best Diet for a Cold

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If you are suffering from a cold then it is important to do everything in your power to combat its effects in order to get back to top health as quickly as possible. This means taking medication and getting lots of rest as per your doctors’ orders (this is what they likely should have told you at least) but it can also be affected by what you eat and drink, and making sure you get the right...

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