10 life hacks that will help you not get sick in the fallPictolic
During the cold weather it is very important to support the immune system and avoid contact with sick people, especially those who are coughing and sneezing. But doing it is not always possible. Therefore, we have prepared for you a list of 10 tips that will help not to get, when everything hurt.
Sometimes in order to save electricity we wash our clothes in cold areas. But doctors say: in the midst of the microbial attacks the water temperature in the washing machine should not be less than 40 degrees (unless, of course, the thing doesn't need a delicate wash).
Only at this temperature, the germs that cling to your clothing in public places, may die.
Research conducted in the University of Loma Linda (California, USA), showed that people who eat in a day 100 grams of sugar (including sugar in drinks, baked goods and other products), significantly decreased immunity.
This is due to the fact that a large number of sweets cells, phagocytes partially lose their ability to kill germs. On average, this happens about 5 hours after consuming sweet, so, if at this time you will encounter an infected person, you are shit out of luck.
Many people mistakenly believe that antiseptic is able to protect from viruses. In fact, even those sanitizer that contain 80% alcohol, are unable to clean your hands from all the causative agents of colds and flu, falling on them, when we touch handrails in public places, door handles and so on.
The most reliable remedy of soap and water! Coming back from the street, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water. Also this procedure should be repeated during the day.
Fitness, walking or working around the house enhance the immune system. However, research scientist at Loughborough University (England) showed that intense exercise, on the contrary, suppress the immune reaction. This is due to the fact that under heavy loads the body is the release of stress hormones and the body throws all of its resources to recover.
Even our grandmothers told us how important it is to keep warm feet, but the doctors claim that one of the main reasons why we get sick more often in fall and winter — hypothermia of the nose. Through it infections transmitted by airborne droplets, penetrate inside. But because lowering the temperature slows down blood circulation, resulting to the meeting place with the germs gets less protective immune blood cells.
With insufficient levels of vitamin D in the body significantly reduces the production of substances that stimulate the immune system. The risk of catching any infection increases threefold! To avoid this, consume more foods rich in vitamin D such as eggs, cod liver oil, fatty fish, dairy products.
Earlier we described why it is so important to sleep 8 hours. Now to the arguments in favor of this mode of recreation was joined by scientists from Yale University. In the course of the study, it was found that when the lack of sleep disrupted gene TLR-9 that are responsible for immunity. People who sleep less than 7 hours a day, three times more at risk of catching a cold than those who sleep normally.
Research at the University of Pennsylvania confirmed the effectiveness of salt "showers" in the prevention of viral diseases. The fact that the nasal rinses such solutions can help reduce the number of microbes, not allowing them to gain a foothold in the nasal cavity. Because of this, the virus cannot proliferate and penetrate into the body.
Australian researchers found that the risk of Contracting the flu increases significantly if you are closer than two rows of seats at the spread of the infection. So when you are in public transport, cinema or a cafe, try to otkazyvatsa as far away from people with obvious signs of illness (cough, runny nose and so on).
In the season of colds is a popular greeting can be dangerous, because touching hands with other people, you get their germs. Of course, through the skin the virus is not transmitted, but most people somehow touching eyes, scratching their nose, put hands to face and so on. Instead, use another method of greeting, well, or wash your hands with soap and water after each handshake.