Illness is a setback that most people embrace when they start to live in residence. Common colds spread like wildfire, and people are at risk when they live in such closed environments. Everything from shared bathrooms to meal hall utensil dispensers make it hard for students to avoid getting sick. The following are some ways to prevent the common cold:
1. Take vitamin supplements. Not only does this boost your overall health, it will also help you to maintain a good amount of vitamin C. It is often hard to eat healthy at University, especially if
you go to meal hall. According to University City, multi-vitamins are essential for fighting sickness. These vitamins will help to supplement your body with nutrients that you might not be getting from meal hall food. One a day is great for your health. They can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart on Main Street and also EOS Whole Foods. For just a small amount of effort, it is definitely a great alternative to heavy exercise.
2. Drink tea. In addition the vitamin and mineral benefits of tea, green tea contains many different beneficial properties for improved health. One of t he main compounds of bioflavonoid catechin.
Green tea can be found at our campus meal hall as well as in the BAC food court. A small amount of tea is helpful for staying healthy and can be fun to have as well.
3. Don’t share drinks, especially at parties. While it can be tempting to take a sip to see what something tastes like, it’s not a good idea to do this during December, January, or February.
Winter months are known for bringing illness and this sort of interaction is especially bad for spreading sickness.
4. Avoid junk foods. Since the winter months are so grueling, it is especially important that you don’t eat as much food from the pizza and fast food sections of meal hall. While it’s fine to
include these things in your diet, it’s also important to remember that sometimes those choices may lead to an increased vulnerability to wintertime sickness.