10 Ways to Win the War on Colds and the Flu

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10 Ways to Win the War on Colds and the Flu

Dodge the season’s coughs, sneezes, and fevers with these everyday habits.

Schedule time for you, whether that means hitting the yoga mat, going for a run, or plugging in your iPod. Both mental and physical stress can throw immune system-influencing hormones off kilter, making you more likely to pick up a cold or the flu. Be on the watch for stress that causes headaches, changes your appetite, or affects your sleep—all are indicators that your body’s having trouble coping (and you may be overdoing it).

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