It happens annually – temperatures start to drop, and suddenly everyone is getting sick. According to the NIH, this is partly due to the fact that colder winter air allows cold and flu viruses to survive longer and transmit more easily.
Luckily, avoiding catching a cold is as simple as gargling water. That’s right – gargling plain water three times a day has been shown to reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adults.
If gargling water isn’t cutting it for you, check out GoHealth Urgent Care’s four other ways to prevent the sniffles this season.
– Logan Armstrong, WordWrite