This article is not meant to diagnose or provide medical advice—that responsibility lies with physicians. The author is not a licensed medical professional.
It’s not just your imagination if you think a summer cold is worse than a traditional winter cold. It’s caused by a different type of virus and can make you feel all the normal stuffiness you associate with a regular cold, plus awful add-ons like muscle aches and nausea.
Texas A&M University reports that there are an estimated 10 to 15 million colds every summer, but you don’t have to be a part of those statistics. Armed with the following immune-boosting strategies, you can lower your risks and guard against the summertime sniffles. Oh, and don’t worry—these unusual health secrets work for winter colds, too.
Joshua Duvauchelle is a fitness author, life coach and certified personal trainer who trades his time between Hawaii and Victoria, BC.