Can cold weather actually give you a cold?

Fact or Myth; Winter Weather

Getting cold gives you a cold? False, colds come from a virus, not cold weather.

You lose most of your heat from your head, so a hat will keep the entire body warm? False, the head is only 9% of your body, you will lose heat from any uncovered body part.

You can get dehydrated when you exercise in the cold? True, the combination of sweat and losing more water through your breath in the cold weather creates an increased risk of dehydration.

A sip of coffee or brandy will warm the body up? False, caffeine and alcohol can make it harder for the body to produce heat and can drop our bodies core temperature.

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