The Positive Benefits of Having A Cold

feeling sickAfter coming down with a (rare in my life) bad cold and using 473 tissues in the first 4 days, I was determined to find something positive about it. Here’s what I came up with:

  1. The first day, when you have the fever and no appetite, your body uses all of the extra fat you’ve been storing for just such an occasion leaving you to feel extra slim on day two
  2. After the first day, your abs are tight from coughing and blowing your nose so now you feel thin AND toned! Woohoo!

I’m not big on sympathy so those are the only two I came up with. Got more? Add them below…


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8 Responses to The Positive Benefits of Having A Cold

  1. Lila October 17, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Well, THAT’s a different perspective on the common cold. I’ll stay toned by working out but I’ll be sure to keep this in mind to be positive next time a cold swings by to visit! 🙂

  2. Jonathon October 17, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    WOW, I had no idea getting sick has positive benefits. Thanks for sharing Kelly

  3. Kelly Bouchard October 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Of course you would find the positive benefits Positive Kel! Feel better soon 🙂

  4. mark dennis October 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    You forgot to mention how much colds help the economy by employing doctors, nurses, cold remedy sales people, kleenex sales people, etc.

  5. Donna Blevins October 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Try this, Kel… Ask yourself, “Where is the cold? Where is the dis-ease… where am I out of balance?”

    Is it in your throat or in your chest? If in your chest, ask yourself, “What have I been holding onto that I need to get off my chest?”

    Ask and your body will tell you. Once you get the answer, release it. It no longer serves you.

    Donna Blevins
    Poker Mindset Coach

  6. Gina October 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    #3 – Your body is detoxing!! It is riding itself of the stuff it is able to thereby reducing your toxic load overall. IMHO, it is a perfect time to just allow it to do what it is designed to without filling it with more toxic drugs which really only stop the detox.

  7. Sue Busen October 19, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Hope you are feeling better! Did you know that a cold is a natural cleansing process?
    It helps purge unwanted toxins from your respiratory system…so everyone of those four hundred something tissues you used, carried away some unwanted germs, pollen, or toxins. So, now your immune system will be stronger!

  8. Kelly October 20, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    I agree with you Sue, Donna and Gina! This is why I avoid taking any medications if at all possible. In fact, when I felt like my head was going to burst for several hours, I did look in my (rarely visited) medicine box and found that all the cold meds were over 3 yrs. old! They usually work anyway but I didn’t want to chance the “turn to poison” thing so I didn’t take anything accept powerful Oil of Oregano caps that usually wipe out a cold in a couple hours. They helped but… take a look at my next post.

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