So cold and flu season has already arrived for me. I'm tapering off my first cold of the year already and I'm wondering how best to avoid getting sick in the first place or reduce the duration of a cold should I get one. Here's the obvious:
- Continue to workout (not insane killer workouts but don't sit on your ass)
Here's stuff that I've found works well for me, provided I start it early and aggressively as soon as I start to feel the slightest tickle.
- Zicam (I prefer the nasal swabs)
- Airborne (Grapefruit flavor!)
- Extra vitamin C
- Warm salt water gargle
What works for you folks?
Any supplements you find are good for avoiding colds in the first place?
Any supplements that you would back off on/halt when you're sick? (Stimulants?)
How about basic nutrition? I try to get some OJ and pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup or as I call it "Vietnamese penicillin") but are there certain macro-nutrients that help or hurt? I usually eat fairly low carb (lot's of veggies, little bit of fruit first thing) except immediately before/after a workout. Good time to ditch this for 48 hours to get over something?