Why Do We Get Sicker in the Winter

As the cool, brisk winds start rolling in, so do, invariably, the sniffles and scratchy throats. But why does it feel like all the bugs seem to roll in like a fog as soon as cold weather hits? Does the cold really lower our immune resistance? We’re here to set the facts straight. 


Viruses Thrive in Cold, Dry Conditions

So in some cases, the culprit really is the cold. Viruses appreciate cold, dry air. Rhinoviruses, which are the major culprit of most common colds, especially spread in the cold. As humidity levels drop, these viruses thrive, making it easier for people to get sick.

There we are, walking along in the cold, dry air, and suddenly we've got a virus that we caught from suspended virus particles left behind by someone coughing, sneezing, or just breathing out their warm vapors that disperse and suspend in the air for a little while before settling to the ground. These can quickly come in contact with the mucous membranes as we walk by and unsuspectingly breathe in those suspended vaporized particles. Because they thrive in the cold, they multiply quickly in the body, it's pretty likely you'll get sick if you come into contact with them.

Freezing temperatures also might allow viruses like the flu to create a firm, protective outer layer. While frozen, this rubbery gel-coat protects the virus and makes it easier to spread to others, causing them to get sick as well. 

One way to protect yourself, at home at least, is to keep moisture levels in check by using an indoor humidifier in a warm environment.  


The Immune System Changes in Cold Weather

As cold weather takes over, the human body adjusts accordingly. When exposed to cooler temperatures, the immune system becomes impaired because extremely cold temperatures constrict blood vessels which also impairs immune response just as a virus enters the body. 

Cold weather also may prevent white blood cells from reaching mucous membranes to fight off illness.

Keep your immune system in fighting mode by getting lots of vitamin C daily.  


Staying Indoors Fuels The Fire of Viruses

Once the virus warms, either through contact with our bodies or by being brought indoors, it may propagate. When people spend more time indoors, sharing air and being closer, it's easy to transmit the germs they carry around to others even without the help of the cold. The holidays bring lots of hugging. Then there are nights spent around the table breathing the same air and playing games. The cold nights bring lots of cuddling, and the next thing you know the entire family is sick. 

Keeping a healthy immune system and being mindful of how we pick up viruses outside the home can help to keep us healthy. Of course like always, regular hand washing and careful hygiene, including mask-wearing during the pandemic, are the best defenses.


Prevention is Key

The best way to ward off these nasty bugs is to prevent them from getting into the body in the first place. The common cold virus enters the body via droplets from an infected person. These droplets can enter through your nose, eyes or mouth. We can pick up the particles from the air or from surfaces onto our hands which we then transfer to our faces.

Cold weather both directly and indirectly causes virus cases to skyrocket. Though cold temperatures, alone, won’t make us sick. There are plenty of cold-weather activities that promote health and wellness out there and the outdoors is still the healthiest place to be as long as we practice good winter safety. So bundle up and go have some fun!

Copyright 2020, Wellness.com

1/20/2022 6:00:00 AM
Wellness Editor
Written by Wellness Editor
Wellness Exists to Empower Health Conscious Consumers. Wellness.com helps people live healthier, happier and more successful lives by connecting them with the best health, wellness and lifestyle information and resources on the web.
View Full Profile Website: http://www.wellness.com/

Comments
i will never stop until the whole World knows about the MOST powerful priest maurice whose contact details I saw in a comment section here few weeks ago, so and i decided to contact him because i was badly in need of help TO SAVE MY MARRIAGE, I explained my situation to PRIEST MURICE. that Everything was going down the drain as my husband WAS constantly cheating on me with other women and he physically abuse me. priest maurice promised to help that my husband will change and will love me unconditionally in less than a week as far that my heart still beats for him. I FOLLOWED HIS INSTRUTION and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when priest maurice said. He pleaded and said he needs me back since then he have been the sweetest man on earth.anyone out there reading thIS comment that need a effect spell caster Can reach him on email:psychicspellsolution@gmail.coM
Posted by jane lawton
Have fun
Posted by MarkeithCaddell
MIRACLE MONEY SPELLS +27786908906 in New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beijing, London, Shanghai, San Francisco, Shenzhen, Seoul, Mumbai, Sidney, Brasilia, California, Texas, Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, Beirut, Istanbul, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Amman, Damascus, Alexandria.

My MONEY Spells and BUSINESS Spells have a great impact in every one's ability to have a wealthy life. This spell helps to guide you in the direction of success by making you more aware of how to best take advantage of your business ideas. Don't be surprised if a lot of little "coincidences" start guiding you down a slightly different path that helps to increase your success. It also heightens your senses, increases your communication skills so as to be able to communicate more effectively with anyone connected with your business *POWERFUL JOB SPELL Cast powerful spells to be rich and have money available.

WhatsApp +27786908906 Papa Shanka
Email: papashanka11@gmail.com
Posted by papashanka11@gmail.com
African Traditional Healer +27786908906
Hello there, my name is Dr Shanka, also known as Papa Shanka. I am an African traditional healer, spiritual consultant and expert spell caster.

For all your love problems of any kind I am here to help, for example;
-I have spells to bring back your lover
-Spells for binding you and your lover firmly
-Spells for marriage, Divorce spell if you're in an abusive relationship or simply want to move on to the next adventure
-Spells to fix a broken marriage
-Partner submission spell
-Find your Soulmate
-Financial rescue spells and so so much more, you only need to ask.

Call/WhatsApp on +27786908906
Email me on PAPASHANKA11@GMAIL.COM
Posted by papashanka11@gmail.com
FIX YOUR MARRIAGE +27786908906 in New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beijing, London, Shanghai, San Francisco, Shenzhen, Seoul, Mumbai, Sidney, Brasilia, California, Texas, Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, Beirut, Istanbul, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Amman, Damascus, Alexandria.

+27786908906 A failing marriage is not something out of the ordinary, but the causes of this instance are surely anything but ordinary. Bad spirits or even bad magic from your colleagues that desire what you have can be a cause of your marriage to fail, Okay so how do i reverse this bad omen?
Well thanks for asking, all these situations can be reversed with our ancestral spells that have the ability to supplicate for you before our ancestors and ward off the bad omens. Reach out to Papa Shanka and your spell will be prepared for you within ONE DAY and you will avert what would have turned into immense pain later on!!!
CONTACT Papa Shanka;
Email; papashanka11@gmail.com
Call/Whatsapp; +27786908906
Posted by papashanka11@gmail.com
how i got my Ex lover back after a divorced by the help of DR NCUBE a marriage/relationship specialist. contact him if you need help WHATSAPP DR NCUBE ON +2348155227532
his email is..... drncube03@gmail.com


he also have #herbs for
#hiv/aids
#cancerdisease
#fibroid
#diabetes
Posted by Sharon
That’s why your mother said; dress warm; don’t catch cold. Simple motherly advice!
Posted by Dr.V
Wellness.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment nor do we verify or endorse any specific business or professional listed on the site. Wellness.com does not verify the accuracy or efficacy of user generated content, reviews, ratings or any published content on the site. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.
©2022 Wellness®.com is a registered trademark of Wellness.com, Inc. Powered by Earnware