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9 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick This Spring

Winter may be known as prime cold and flu season, but there’s nothing worse than a spring (or summer) cold. Lying in bed when everyone’s out enjoying the nice weather sucks big time. But when the seasons change, our immune systems can too, making us more vulnerable to colds and the flu. To avoid wasting a beautiful weekend in bed, try some of these proven cold-proofing tricks.

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Crank Up the Tunes

Surprise! Simply listening to your iPod or radio can help keep you from getting sick. Research has found that listening to music can increase the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA) protein, an immune-boosting protein that helps fight off viruses and bacteria. Um, can you think of a better excuse to download some new songs?

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