Exchange shower prevents the common cold

To stay in the fall and Winter healthy is a challenge: cold viruses lurk everywhere, and multiply in the cold Season, especially quickly. A strong immune system protects against infection.

The immune system can for example be used with external water treatments strengthen. "Cold-warm contrast showers cost to Overcome, but the defense forces. Should stop it always with a cold-cast that the important warming reaction aus&quot solves;, pharmacist Dr. Volker Schmitt, press Secretary of the pharmacist in Bavaria explained. Who is scared to take a shower from head to toe, cold-warm, could be confined to the arms or lower legs.

Also a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables in the cold Season of the year on the dining plan. "Here are also other substances in addition to vitamins, the machen&quot the body against colds strong;, Schmitt explains. Particularly important are Vitamin C, but also vitamins A and E and the Mineral zinc. In addition to a balanced diet also fluid is important: "Who drinks little, is more prone to Krankheiten", the pharmacist says. The best drinks such as herbal teas, or mineral water are suitable.

Next tip: "The office or the apartment three to four times a day for ten minutes at a time durchlüften", says Schmitt. The concern for a healthy indoor climate. Ideally this should be the room temperature in Winter is about 19 to 20 degrees. Because warm heating air dries out the mucous membranes, which makes it easier for the virus to enter the body. In enclosed spaces the number of viruses could increase also lighter. Also a walk in cold weather strengthens the immune system. You should not wrap a good scarf and hat, so that the body can’t cool down too much.

In order to protect yourself from catching a cold is wash your Hands regularly is an absolute Must. "It is important that you are lathered in the hands for half a Minute, even between the fingers. The use of disinfectants is not usually nötig", Schmitt says. With the hands in addition as little as possible touch the face, to keep the virus from the mouth, nose and eyes. NK

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