The Simple Solution to the Common Cold
About 3 weeks ago, I woke up with that icky feeling. My throat was sore, my nose stuffy and I had a minor headache. I knew what was happening; I was getting a cold. The dreadful symptoms of a common cold, which we are all familiar with, are usually never bad enough where we feel the need to stay in bed all day. In fact, most of us get out of bed and go about our day; ignoring our body’s cry for help. And even though the thought of spreading germs should be enough to keep us home – which it usually never is – there are a few other unknown side effects a cold can have on an individual; which will make you rethink staying in for a day or two.
First off, let’s be honest, how productive can you really be when your head is aching and you’re nose deep in tissue all day. On top of which, you probably had a hard time sleeping the night before because you were up all night coughing or having a hard time breathing; so you’re also going to be pretty tired. Drinking some coffee may help wake you up, but it’s going to be a long day of sneezing and nose blowing if you decide to rough it out at work or go about any other daily tasks you normally do. Still, if that’s not enough to keep you in, an article on Huffingtonpost.com, “If This Won’t Make You Take A Sick Day, We Don’t Know What Will,” gives us a few more reasons why we should stay home when we’re suffering from the common cold.
According to the article on Huffingtonpost.com, there are 3 other reasons to stay home when your head is stuffy and your eyes are watery. First off, studies have shown that suffering from a common cold makes you more likely to get into an accident. The studies involving simulation and lab task testing, showed decreased reaction times, impaired motor skills and dulled alertness. Second, taking cold medication can impair your vision; which gives you another reason to stay away from meds. Finally, it makes you the least likeable person in the office. According to Dr. Andrew P. Smith, a professor of Health Psychology at Cardiff University and a leading researcher on colds, in addition to being fuzzy-headed and forgetful, people who are sick also tend to be highly sensitive to noise, stress and fatigue; making you more likely to snap at coworkers.
Thus, the solution to the common cold… stay home. I know this is easier said than done for many of us who have a million things on our to-do list, but I’m fairly certain you can accomplish many of your tasks from the comfort of your own bed or couch. And it addition to resting, taking Youngevity’s Immune Support Pak™ which contains the best-selling immune-boosting supplements that Youngevity offers. Try any or all of these products next time your cold symptoms start to kick in.
Remember, prevention is the key!