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5 ways to stave off colds this winter - number 4

5.pngNumber 4 in our list is relaxation...

The more stress and rundown we are, the more likely we are to contract a cold, so take some time to relax. It’s up to you how you do this, you might want to grab a quiet hour to read a book, take a long hot soak in the bath, try out some meditation techniques or simply go for a walk.

Meditation can be a little intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but there are lots of apps that can be downloaded to your phone or tablet device that can teach you how to do it correctly.

Headspace is a digital service that provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. It offers a free trial to get you started and if you decide you like it you can sign up to get access to lots of other meditation programmes it has to offer. In April 2016, Headspace claimed to have over six million people using its app. Click here for more information.

Check back tomorrow for our fifth and final blog, all about the flu vaccination.