Unsurprisingly it's because women tend to spend more time around children, who fall ill more often than adults. Children tend to get a lot of colds because the body takes time to build up immunity. Your body learns to fight off a particular kind of virus every time you get an infection, which is why you get fewer colds as you get older.
But how do busy women like you power through when you’re ill and give the kids the attention they crave?
Follow the 5 steps below and you and your family might just get to Spring without bearing the worst of what Mother Nature has to throw at us -
- Wash your hands often as cold and flu viruses can survive for up to 2 days on hard surfaces
- Sounds strange but keep your nose warm during the cold winter months.
- Drink water throughout the day to replace liquid lost due to sweating and a runny nose.
- Regular exercise boosts your immune system, giving your body the strength to fight harmful bacteria and viruses.
- Trust Vicks family products, such as Vicks VapoRub* and Vicks Sinex** Soother, to help relieve your cold.
*For the relief of Nasal congestion, sore throat and cough due to colds. Do not use on children under 2 years or as an inhalation for children under 8 years. Always read the leaflet.
** For the relief of Nasal congestion – a nasal Spray that contains Oxymetazoline. For Adults and children over 12 years. Always read the leaflet.
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