Fall and winter are still recognized as the two seasons during which illnesses spread faster. Anything from a common cold to a more severe health issue is to be anticipated, mainly due to the nature of these two seasons. Recent studies by the University of Cincinnati and its online bachelor of science in respiratory therapy program revealed that flu season peaks during the December to February period. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent these illnesses.
For starters, washing your hands more frequently and using a good cleaning agent can help lower the risk of catching a cold or inhaling other causes of respiratory problems substantially. Always make sure you cover your nose and mouth when sneezing too, since it will help prevent the spread of the flu virus effectively.
You can learn more about how to prepare for fall and winter from the complete infographic, Respiratory Health: A Guide to Loving Your Lungs in the Fall & Winter by the University of Cincinnati.
Updated: February 23, 2017