12 Winter Health Quirks, Explained

12/08/2011 08:20 am ET
  • Sarah Klein Senior Editor, Health & Fitness; Certified Personal Trainer

With colder temps here to stay, it's time to consider what the winter weather means for your health. You probably already know to be extra diligent about washing your hands, but can going outside with wet hair really make you sick?

As many as four in 10 mothers think sending their children outside with wet heads means trouble, according to Discovery Health. Wet hair or dry hair, it takes exposure to a virus to come down with a cold.

But what about going out without a hat? And why exactly do we shiver? Read on for answers to these and more of the most common cold-weather health questions.

Winter Health Quirks

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