What to do when you are getting a cold?
Unfortunately, at least in Germany now is the time, where people start getting a cold or flu. I just read that 3 weeks ago (in calendar week 3) the flu season started in Germany. To be honest: that really, really, really sucks. In my opinion, when you are sick, most of the time is wasted. You are very limited in what you can do and what you should do. In my younger years when I was still hunting for a pro career as a cyclist, of course sometimes I still got into training or even competitions with a small cold. For your health that is everything else than good. You are at risc for a heart muscle inflammation or other things. Often you hear of a sudden cardiac death of an athlete or even of normal persons. And one never knows if this is from a cold carried over or anything else. Of course, one cannot turn back time, but as of today I would not go to the gym or do other sports when I feel a little sick. Sufficient recovery is the key definitive.
Is there any fast help?
The internet and lots of advertisements nowadays in Germany are full of “immediately feel better” or “don’t get knocked out because of a cold”. Should you trust that? Without verify it I assume the health of people is a huge market because (almost) everybody does everything to recover fast and stay healthy. Lots of famous products of which you probably already heard of and that get advertised are: Aspirin Complex, Grippostad C, Wick MediNait and many more.
Please take the following very serious: from my own experience I can say of course you feel almost instant better if you take such medicines. But please don’t forget that you are still sick. Most of the medicines are also anti-inflammatory that you probably recover a bit earlier. But please don’t think that you must pull out trees directly because that is really a fallacy. Your body still needs time to fight against the viruses and bacteria, which took you down.
Do you know why you feel better immediately if you take for example Aspirin Complex? No? I can tell you: If you study the ingredients of Aspirin Complex you would discover “Pseudoephedrinhydrochlorid”. Ephedrin is a doping substance, which athletes use to be able for a better overspending during exercise or competition and under bodybuilders it is also a famous fat burner because it suppresses appetize. Furthermore, in world war 2nd Ephedrin and other drugs were used that the soldiers were tired more slowly and were more cold-resistant. Of course, in today’s medicine it is only a synthetical substance in a very low dose, but try it out and take 3 or 4 Aspirin Complex bags at once and you would feel like Hulk after a few time ;-)…
One really abnormal thing is that Aspirin Complex is obviously allowed to advertise with the slogan “Full of life despite a cold - with Aspirin Complex”. In my opinion that implies that with a cold and the use of Aspirin Complex you could go for your normal daily life. But due to my mentioned reasons above it is not and that slogan should be changed. (Of course, it depends on the severity of the illness)
What else can I do?
It also hurts me very much every time when I have a cold. Thank god I have a very good immune system and also my nutrition is not the worst. But sometimes if lots of people around you cough and sniff than you can do nothing and 1 or 2 days later you recognize that you don’t feel very well. In my opinion the best thing than is rest and rest and rest. Sometimes this is not easily possible in today’s world because of important meetings, deadline compliance and so on. But please think about what is more important than your personal health?
Right, I hope you also come to the decision that your health is on top and after there are probably things like family, friends, hobbies and so on and after that there is your work. But if you could not take a rest directly and need to do a meeting or so I would suggest some of the things from above like Aspirin Complex to feel a bit better, of course depending on your symptoms. Than what could also help to be at a 100% a bit earlier than usual are some household remedies like inhalation, cold bath, hot potatoes on the breast, soup chicken and so on.
Hopefully you will escape from the flu season, toi toi toi 🍀! And if not, now you know what helps best.
Having a winter residency in a warm country like the Arabic emirates, southern Spain, southern California, Portugal or else would also be a very nice foresight to minimize the risk of get ill 😉.
Hopefully the post was interesting for you and you enjoyed reading it! Have a great time until the next post will be published next month and enjoy hustling, relaxing, chilling, sporting, travelling or whatever you plan to do!
All the best – Mo ❤
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