5 Tips for Cyclists to Avoid Getting Sick During the Winter


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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