According to a recent study published in the Nov. 1 online edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, people who are physically active five or more times a week are less likely to get a cold than those who are sedentary (exercise one or less times a week). Also, colds seem to be less severe for the fit group who experienced them than they are for the sedentary group.
While the fit group may simply think that they feel better, as they perceive their wellness to be higher, there are clearly benefits to being physically fit. Daily exercise will also help combat the dreaded holiday weight gain.
In a previous post, avoiding the flu was discussed. These tactics will also help you avoid a cold this holiday. So why not get some daily exercise, fight the cold, and lose weight in one session? Get active this holiday season and carry it over to the New Year!