I know, I know – you don’t catch a cold by being cold – viruses cause a cold! But I’m trying to figure out why I keep catching a cold! Please help!
I’m mid 30’s, healthy, I eat very well, take supplements, get enough sleep etc but I think I am causing myself to catch a cold, here is what I do….
I set off for a run at 6am (I’m in London) – it is a bit cold this time of year at 6am! But, I only run to the gym, which is about 15 mins away. I then have a really high intensity workout, cardio – light weights – circuits for about an hour, and I end up sweating lots.
I then change my T Shirt, as it is so wet, then run home – again about taking 15 mins. I wear a jumper and a coat, and a hat.
A friend of mine says this is what is causing me to catch a cold because after my high intensity workout in the gym, my body will be naturally trying to cool my body down, and when I go back outside, with a wet body, my body goes into shock and lowers my immune system or something… Hence why athletes after a marathon cover themselves in foil etc.
Anyway, how does that sound as a theory? Or does my routine have nothing to do with why I am catching a cold and I need to look elsewhere for causes?!