Spinach and saunas: 20 tips to prevent colds and flu

Published: Friday, Jan. 25 2013 12:30 p.m. MST

Editor's note: This content, "20 Tips to prevent cold and flu" by Debi Mazzuca, originally appeared on the White Glove Health blog. It has been posted here with permission.

There is no known cure for a cold or the flu, so prevention is the name of the game from November through April (cold and flu season). Cold and flu viruses are often passed along from person to person and surface to surface in the workplace, at home and at school. According to the CDC, people are most contagious during the first 2-3 days of contracting a cold; and almost immediately and for about 5 days thereafter — even before symptoms develop — after contracting the flu.

A proactive approach to warding off colds and flu can make your whole life healthier. You can’t cure them, but they are not inevitable.

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