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?