Updated 06 October 2016

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If you're feeling the onset of a cold, take a warm shower.

Run the water with the bathroom door closed to make your own personal sauna.

The steamy air will open your head and chest while it moistens and dilutes the mucus in your sinuses.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.


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Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness

When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them.