Colds and the Chilly Weather

Updated: Mar 29

“The cold never bothered me anyway.”

How I wish I could also say this, just like Elsa from Frozen did. But alas I’m only human, with no magical powers and I sure am bothered by the cold. It's actually one of the main reasons why I moved from New Zealand to the Sunny Queensland Coast!! :) Too cold in NZ for me.

The gloomy weather used to get me down and yip I was way more susceptible to colds, coughs and sore throats.

The chilly weather makes all of us prone to all of these. Do you know why this is so?

First: The cold virus spreads more easily in lower temperatures and when we get exposed to the cold or get a chill, our immune system tends to be challenged, making us more easily susceptible to viral illnesses.

Plus the fact that when the weather is cold, we tend to stay indoors where it’s warm and toasty. But because of this our exposure to direct sunlight also is less and this means less vitamin D3, which equals lowered immune function.