Fresh news for a healthier lifestyle
When your body is burning up, you’re aching all over, and you just can’t seem to shift those sniffles, a little something to soothe and comfort you goes a long way.
Whether it’s a warm cordial, a hot toddy or a ‘secret’ family recipe we all at some point, invariably turn to a hot drink for some extra warmth and comfort to relieve those annoying cold and flu symptoms. Continue reading >
Shuddering at the thought of Santa, sherry and stockings notwithstanding?
If your ‘To Do’ list already stretches several times around the block, the advent of the merry months of festivities can be more conducive to despair than delight. A little strategising and a few cunning plans, though, and you could be sailing into 2013 feeling as if the elves were actually on your side. Continue reading >
Can you catch a cold from a £5 note handed to you as change when shopping? What about that mouse at the office computer everyone uses?
Cold and flu viruses are more commonly found in the winter and especially so when people around you have the infection. It was once thought that you picked up these infections directly from coughs or sneezes. We now know that it is not as simple as this.
Coughs and sneezes do spread viruses but so do the hands of those suffering from colds or flu. Public surfaces such as door handles, escalators, telephones and lift-buttons can be covered with bugs – in some cases, more bugs than the average toilet seat!
You pick up cold and flu viruses up by touching these ‘infected’ surfaces then transfer them to your nose or mouth. Just observe how often people touch their faces with their hands – scientists tell us that this happens up to 100 times an hour. Try as we may, some habits are hard to break!
Don’t let colds and flu stop you this winter. Read our new Colds & Flu Infographic Fact Sheet to find out the key facts about colds and flu, and what you can do to avoid coming in contact with infectious viruses this winter.