Working out may be the secret to fighting off colds and other illnesses, according to a recent study. Researchers found that by repeatedly stressing your body through exercise, you could actually be strengthening your immune system.
It’s the time of year when many North Texans are heading to the mountains for some cold weather fun. Winter sports like skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, sledding and snow tubing are popular and generally considered safe, but they are not without risk.
Hypothermia is a lowering of the body’s core temperature, and it’s a potentially dangerous condition that can occur when the body is exposed to cold or moisture. Your body’s natural response to cold is shivering, which is a mechanism used to re-warm the body. Eventually, however, that shiver response is not enough to keep your body warm, which can result in hypothermia. When left untreated, hypothermia can be fatal.