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How to NOT get sick during temperature changes

Fall is here and along with boots and scarves is the temperature steadily dropping temperature getting ready to transition in winter. But in NC fall here is a little bit different. It can be in the 50’s at the beginning of the week and close to 80 by Friday. Being exposed to a variety of inclining and decreasing climates can throw your body off and cause you to get. Here are a few tips that’ll help your body adjust to the temperature and to avoid seasonal illnesses.

1. Layer UP!

Layering your clothes is a good way to make sure you’ll warm enough throughout the day. Wearing a jacket in the morning is always a good idea especially on days when it’s colder  towards the ending and beginning of days. It also allows you to remove pieces if you get too hot during the day.

2. SANITIZE

It is important to always wash and sanitize your hands frequently. You’re constantly touching things that could have harmful germs and viruses that could make you sick. Especially before and after you eat or leave common social areas.

3. Eat lots of Fruits

Fruits like apples, pears and oranges are great in season fruits to eat during the colder months. They contain Vitamin C which help fight off the flu and is good for getting rid of a cold. Eating fruits is also a good way to keep your energy up and helps you stay hydrated as well.

4. Drinking Warm Fluids

Drinking warm fluids helps keep you warm. Things like tea are a good way to get extra nutrients and is a good way to relax after a long day. After a long day of walking campus in the cold a nice hot cup of coffee or bowl of soup will do the body good.

5. Exercise

It’s hard to get up and go work out in the winter, because we’d rather stay inside. But working out during the colder months can help you get rid of and avoid catching colds and the flu by sweating out all toxins you might have picked up. It’s always good to exercise to speed up your metabolism and keep your heart healthy.

Fall is here but Winter is coming and all the time in between can be rough, especially commuting around campus. It is important to take care of your body year round, not just during the cold months. Remember to bundle up and get your life with fall fashion.

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Victoria Williams

Exeter Cornwall

Hi! I'm Vicky, I'm 21 and I'm a third year Evolutionary Biology student at the University of Exeter's Penryn campus. When I'm not learning about the weird ways animals reproduce you'll probably find me wrapped in a blanket with a book and a whole packet of custard creams.
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