5 Tips for Cyclists to Avoid Getting Sick During the Winter

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We are still immersed in the midst of cold and flu season which means we should continue to take extra precautions in maintaining our health as we train as cyclists. Here’s 5 ways to stay healthy during the winter season from bicycling.com. They are a good reminder to all of us.

  • Continue to train. Physical activity can aid in germ fighting.
  • Wear a gaiter. When your neck gets cold our immunity tends to plummet and diseases can arise. Cover your neck.
  • Get enough sleep.  Sleeping fewer than six hours a night can lower your immune-system responses when under virus attack.
    Get a good seven to nine hours of rest.
  • Stay hydrated.  Winter air can be dehydrating so drink a lot of water.
  • Wash your hands. Germ live on surfaces that we touch every day so to avoid getting sick wash your hands often.

Read entire article for more tips at bicycling.com.

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