Move over cold medicines, exercise is the best cure for a runny nose

Move over cold medicines, exercise is the best cure for a runny nose

If you wish to fight the cold, you better start running. According to a study, conducted by the University of Guelph and the University of Copenhagen, exercise could help people exposed to extreme temperatures protect themselves from the cold. Shivering is one of the first defences against cold and it boosts the body’s heat production. Shivering can only warm you up for so long and after a few hours your muscles will run out of fuel and will grow too tired to contract. Exercise helps build-up muscle in the limbs…

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Extreme heat and cold could be the reason for increasing workplace accidents

Extreme heat and cold could be the reason for increasing workplace accidents

Turns out, hot and cold weather has a major impact on your injuries at the workplace. According to a study conducted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, moderate and extreme ambient temperatures increase the risk of occupational accidents. The study analysed data on nearly 16 million occupational injuries that occurred in Spain over a 20-year period. Heat and cold are believed to be associated with a higher risk of occupational injury, but the existing scientific evidence consists of only a handful of studies with a small number of cases…

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Toss Them Away: 6 Foods That Aggravate Cold And Cough In Winters

Toss Them Away: 6 Foods That Aggravate Cold And Cough In Winters

Snuggling in your bed, drinking a cup of coffee and nibbling on some fried snacks is probably the most ideal way to spend lazy and gloomy days in winter. Sadly, with this weather comes the fear of becoming prone to infections; thanks to a weakened immunity system. During winters, you are in for an increased risk of cold and cough or flu. Did you know your diet may also have a role in aggravating your condition? If you haven’t known this already, we can tell you about some foods that can…

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Blinding lake-effect snow, bitterly cold winds to cause Thanksgiving travel delays

Blinding lake-effect snow, bitterly cold winds to cause Thanksgiving travel delays

Following mild, wet weather to end this week, progressively colder air will unleash rounds of heavy lake-effect snow from the Upper Midwest to the interior Northeast for travel during the week of Thanksgiving. Travel delays related to wind and/or snow are likely in parts of the midwestern and eastern United States. “We expect two major pushes of cold air into the eastern half of U.S. during the week of Thanksgiving,” according to AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Evan Duffey. The weather pattern is giving mixed signals as to whether a storm will…

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Vitamin D Helps You Prevent Cold

Vitamin D Helps You Prevent Cold

As the weather is changing and inactive bacteria are coming to life again due to rise in daily temperature, developing cold or any other infection is not a big thing. But if not treated well, mild cold can become as irritating as a pin under the mattress. Numerous sneezes, unhygienic feeling and a wet nose become a nightmare if not treated soon. Not only does it leave a poor impression at your workplace, but it also leads to spreading the infection to your peers or colleagues. Luke warm milk with…

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This Is Exactly How Cold Weather Helps Your Body Burn More Calories

This Is Exactly How Cold Weather Helps Your Body Burn More Calories

This time of year is filled with opportunities to pack on extra pounds. Think Christmas cookies, eggnog, lazy days when your only exercise is shuffling from the couch to the fridge … you get the idea. But if you live in a cold-weather climate, you have at least one calorie-burning weapon in your holiday arsenal: that arctic blast that hits you when you step outside. Yup, cold temperatures can boost calorie burn. We already knew this, thanks to recent studies on brown fat and the hormone irisin, both of which are…

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5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Catching a cold is almost as easy as strolling down the road. It seems to resurface time and again no matter how many antibiotics we bring home to keep the infection at bay. Our grandmothers have constantly highlighted the effectiveness of age-old home remedies while we have canvassed the effectiveness of allopathy. But the fact is, you need to try these home remedies to see for yourself how effective they can be. I, myself, have witnessed the magic of my nani’s kada, honey with water, or hot toddy. If you…

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4 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Water (and Why You Should Skip Cold Water)

4 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Water (and Why You Should Skip Cold Water)

We are all aware of the importance of this nutrient. Yes, water is a nutrient! But a much neglected one. 60 to 70 per cent of our body is made up of water and when we do not hydrate it well, it is inevitable that we will face health problems.People often claim that they are too busy during the day to grab a glass of water. Not just that, our modern lifestyle and tastes also influence the amount of water we drink on a daily basis. My clients often say, they would usually prefer…

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Cold Weather, Smog Could Lead to Rise in Heart, lung Cases

Cold Weather, Smog Could Lead to Rise in Heart, lung Cases

The week following Diwali has seen Delhi and the National Capital Region shrouded in a blanket of smog that has made breathing difficult and led to a rise in heart and lung complaints. With the situation unlikely to change for a few more days and the nippy winter already knocking at the doors, cardiologists and pulmonologists have warned that prolonged exposure to the highly toxic air can cause cardiac arrest and lung complications. Noting that cardiovascular disease (CVD), over the past decade, has emerged as the single most important cause…

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5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Here are 5 amazing home remedies for cold you need to try, now. Catching a cold is almost as easy as strolling down the road. It seems to resurface time and again no matter how many antibiotics we bring home to keep the infection at bay. Our grandmothers have constantly highlighted the effectiveness of age-old home remedies while we have canvassed the effectiveness of allopathy. But the fact is, you need to try these home remedies to see for yourself how effective they can be. I, myself, have witnessed the…

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