Friday, November 15, 2013

Fun Facts Friday- Colds and Flu

1. Sugar lowers your immunity! Stay away from candy.

2. Getting more than 7 hours of sleep will help keep colds away. 

3. Get some sun! Sunshine gives a boost of Vitamin D which helps boost your immunity. 

4. Add some garlic to your Chicken Noodle Soup if you are sick. Garlic helps speed up

5. Smiling helps boost your immune system.

6. Colds and Flu are caused by viruses. Anitbiotics can't help, they kill bacteria. 

7. Wet towels on your shoulder will help with a fever better than on your forehead. 

8. The Flu Virus can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. 

9. Colds can last 2 to 14 days. 

10. Women get more colds then men. 


  1. I encourage my daughters to spend some time in the sun daily for a dose of Vitamin D

  2. I never heard that sugar lowers your immunity before. I know sugar is bad for you in a number of ways, but this is the first time I ever heard about it's effect on immunity. Thankfully, I like stevia in my tea, but I guess I'll have to cut back on chocolate. thanks for the info.

  3. I had no idea smiling is good for the immune system. I guess I should try it more often!

  4. the flu lives for 48 hours!? ahh! smiling is good for the immune system, no wonder i never get sick. lol

  5. I have noticed when I get more sleep I don't seem to get as many colds.

  6. I now understand why I feel more healthy when I get enough sleep. Thanks for that tidbit.