Oh no, is it winter time yet? You know what that means. It’s probably time for that irksome, yet inevitable cold. Now, what you need to know is how to prevent a cold. Ah, the secret that somehow slipped passed the human spectrum of medicine. Okay, well that might not exactly be true. However, when most of us think “cold,” we tend to think there is no cure. It’s basically a cut and dry issue. The common cold has been around forever, and yet we’re still burdened by it today. It’s not like we can just pop some nifty little pill and obliterate the problem once detected. The fact is once we’ve acquired a cold, we unfortunately have to ride it out. Get the tissues and vapor rub ready.
How do you attempt to prevent a cold? I know my method or routine of choice. First of all, I take a daily multiple vitamin year-round. This helps maintain my body’s nourishment, hence strengthening my immune system. We all need to do this in addition to sticking to a healthy diet. This regime will do wonders for your energy levels, and your body’s ability to fight of sickness. Secondly, if you truly want to prevent a cold, you must adopt the habit of washing your hands. I will admit, I probably go slightly overboard. I would estimate my hand-washing routine at around 30 times a day. My goal is to keep those nasty germs off of my hands. This in turn keeps them off of everything else I touch, such as my face or the meal I’m preparing. Remember the old saying; cleanliness is next to godliness. Okay, anyway, the key is staying germ-free. Finally, if you want to prevent a cold and not be stuck with the sneezes and restless nights, then I suggest you take immediate action when you feel one coming on. It’s time to break out the big guns. Grab the orange juice and start drinking. That high level of vitamin C is one of the oldest and best ways to prevent a cold. These days there are also supplements on the market that can help you prevent a cold. Check out your local drug store for vitamin C tablets and lozenges. Cold Eeze is another popular product now days that supplies your body with plenty of Zink, which can help you to prevent a cold before it rears it’s ugly little, mucous infused head. Forget the boxes of tissues. It’s time to prevent a cold before it starts.