Fight (and win) the battle against colds


Summer is easing into fall.  The leaves on the trees have begun to change color, and we've begun to wake up to a glistening frost on the grass.  Crisp, cool air means cozy sweaters, hot tea, and warm fires are in our near future.

So are drippy noses, coughs, sore throats, fevers, chills, and body aches.

Are you ready to defend yourself?

You may not be able to completely avoid sickness, but you can lessen the chances of coming down with a nasty cold this season if you prepare for it.  How, you ask?

Exercise.  According to a study published in British Journal of Sports Medicine, those who engaged in aerobic exercise for 20 minutes, five days each week, had fewer and milder colds than those who did not exercise at all.  Exercise, researchers say, jump starts the immune system, helping defend your body from those unforgiving winter germs.

Now that's a good reason to exercise.

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