Flu Winter Health

Flu Winter Health
Flu Winter Health
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Video: Health experts looking toward winter, fall as they brace for flu season 2023, February
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Do you remember that when you were a child as soon as the first cold airs blew, your mother, your aunts and your grandmother forced you to shelter yourself well "so you wouldn't catch a cold"? Or maybe you have an even fresher memory and you are repeating the same routine to take care of your children's health and not catch the flu, saying the same thing they said to you.

However, as impossible as it can be to convince many mothers to the contrary, the relationship between low temperatures and the likelihood of having a cold or flu is somewhat different. It is true that statistics show that during winter people have health problems and get sick more frequently, research is still being carried out and scientists are debating the possible influence of cold on the fact that the organism is more likely to contract these diseases.

Both influenza and the common flu are caused by viruses, and in fact the main reason that people contract them more in winter is that, by staying indoors longer, they are more likely to transmit those viruses. In winter, locked in the warmth of the house, people stay longer breathing the same air and touching the same objects. Another factor is relative humidity: in winter, the air is drier inside and outside the house, which also makes it easier for the tiny flu-causing people to spread.

This does not mean that you can not worry about sheltering yourself or your children, but you should think about the benefits that it would bring for your health to enjoy a little more of the clean winter air, if it is not practicing some sport or game, at least taking a walk every now and then. If you protect yourself well from the cold so that it does not bother you and follow all the tips to prevent the flu, you will enjoy winter more… and even save money on kleenex.

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