If there are someone in your company has a frequent cold or flu then you should stay away from them at least 2 seats. If you can’t move your position, just open windows to reduce the risk of getting the disease.
- Warming up your nose
A professor from Research Center for colds explained that we have a cold and cases of flu more in winter is because our noses are colder, which lead to reduced resistance to infections. If the weather is cold, wear a turban around your neck, over your nose to keep it warm.
- Do not shake hands
A new study showed that shaking hands will transmit bacterias 10 to 20 times more than just fisting bump. Shaking hands are longer and contact in a larger area of the hand. A biochemistry expert said that who hold the most tightly is the one who transmit the most bacteria of frequent cold.
- Washing clothes with hot water
Viruses of the flu can live in water over 40oC, so if your family has someone who has a frequent cold, you should wash and soak their clothes in hot water or using washing powder with antibacterial substance.
A strong sneeze can release droplets of the split which bring more than 100.000 bacterias into the air within 3.5 meters.
- Eating less sugar
Studies showed that when volunteers eat 100 grams of sugar every day, immune cells eliminate fewer bacteria than usual, and this phenomenon lasts for 5 hours. Therefore, eating less sugar may increase the chance of active immune cells of frequent cold.
- Sleeping enough for 8 hours
If you can not sleep enough for 7 hours every night, you will be easy to have a frequent cold or flu 3 times more than who sleeps for 8 hours. The interrupted sleep or insomnia are affecting to TLR9 the immune gene.
- The rule of 2 seats
According to Australian experts, the risk of frequent cold will raise if you sit next to an infected person within 2 seats. If you see someone is sneezing and coughing then you should stay away from them such as switching seats. If you can not move to other position then open a window. Experts said that sitting for 90 minutes in the same car with cold or flu patients will cause 99.9% of the risk to be the next infected one. But this risk will reduce to 20% if you just open a window.