Colds and flu are common in winter

Here are a few ways in which you can help prevent yourself from getting a cold or the flu during the winter months.

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Stay hydrated

It is important to stay hydrated not just during the summer months, but all year round – even in winter!

According to, “dehydration reduces the function of the protective barrier in your nose, your first line of defense against a cold.” To prevent becoming dehydrated, always carry a topped-up water bottle with you, wherever you go and take small sips throughout the day. You will be amazed at just how easy it is to drink a litre or two daily!

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