Ah, winter. The season when we all bundle up and hunker down in our homes or apartments, leaving only when we have to and never for too long. Apart from the cold, one of the biggest dangers of the winter is the increased spread of illnesses like the common cold and the flu. In addition, it’s always important to keep general health facts in mind, no matter the time of year, but it’s all too easy to slip on the ice and break a bone. Here are five health and wellness facts and tips meant to help you make it through the winter.
1. Every Year, A Billion Colds Are Caught in the United States
That hefty figure means that on average, most Americans get 3-4 colds every single year! That’s a lot of sickness to go around, and if you’re one of the few who can avoid it altogether, you’re quite lucky. One way to avoid spreading the cold, and most other illnesses, is by washing your hands several times a day. Our hands are perfect vessels to spread disease, so keep them clean!