The Truth About Colds
Why it’s easier to get sick when it’s freezing outside
At some point in our lives, we read that being cold has nothing to do with catching a cold, and we used to love throwing that factoid back at our mom whenever she told us to put on a coat.
Guess what? As with so many things in life, she was right. You were wrong.
A new Yale study published earlier this month found a link between the temperature outside and our ability to fight the common cold. The jist: When you’re cold, your immune system doesn’t work as hard, making you more susceptible to getting sick.
And that thing that’s making you sneeze, sniffle and cough--how do you think it got the name “cold” anyway?