Advice on preventing colds
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Facts or myths
"Flying may increase your risk of catching a cold"TRUE. Being in any crowded place will increase the likelihood of you catching a cold. Plane travel is associated with a higher risk of catching a cold - also because of the closed air system that impairs dilution of contaminated air.
"Covering yourself with blankets helps you 'sweat out' a cold."MYTH. The common cold is caused by numerous viruses for which there is no cure. It just takes its time for the cold to get out of your system. There are several methods for helping beat a cold, see the coping with a cold section.
"You should not exercise when you have a cold."MYTH. Routine exercise helps improve your immune system and aids faster recovery. Jogging and walking benefits the body by enabling a fresh supply of oxygen. However, very intensive exercise should be avoided during a common cold episode. And if you suffer from headache or even fever it is probably not a good idea to exhaust your body.
Advice for adults
Practical methods for avoiding a cold: