Natural Ways to Prevent a Cold

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We all know the feeling: the freezing winter months approach, and we feel ourselves getting a little sniffle. Unfortunately, that slight congestion can quickly transform into a full-blown cold. Here are some natural tips to help fight the cold before it even starts.

Nap Time

Getting enough sleep is crucial if your body has been exposed to a virus. You can never get too much sleep when you feel like you’re getting sick.


Stress hormones can weaken your body’s natural defense system. Try yoga or meditation to prevent a nasty cold.

Skip a Drink

An increase in alcohol consumption can expose your body to harmful bacteria that you can make you sick. Stay hydrated, but not with alcohol!

Eat Your Veggies

Green, leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins that support a healthy immune system. Add kale, broccoli or spinach to your diet to strengthen your immune system.

Keep Moving

Even though exercise may seem like the last thing you want to do when you feel that you are starting to get sick, it can actually save you. Regular exercise promotes the circulation of white blood cells, which can fight off the common cold.