Warding off a cold
A scratchy throat, runny nose and watery eyes can be dead giveaways of an impending cold. WebMD reports you can hedge your bets in the following ways: • Nap, go to bed early or just do something relaxing like listening to music or meditating. • Stay positive. “If you feel tired, overworked, sad or angry … that can slow your immune system just when you need it running at full power,” notes the website. • Drink lots of fluids other than alcohol — preferably water. • Imbibe warm liquids that can help open clogged nasal passages. Hot tea with honey may soothe your throat. • Get a jump-start on symptoms with over-thecounter antihistamines and decongestants.