Many of us know the problem: Frosty temperatures in the morning make it essential to put on a warm coat so as not to catch a cold on the way to work. But the afternoon sun brings on balmy conditions, making the warm coat superfluous. So what are your best options?
Anyone who's outside with a winter coat on a sunny spring day is likely to start sweating sooner or later. But when a cool draft comes by, the risk of getting sick increases fast. Dressing too lightly, on the other hand, may easily lead to a stubborn respiratory condition, such as bronchitis. This is because less blood flows to the mucous membranes when temperatures are low, making you more prone to bacterial infections. People working in offices also face the problem of having to alternate between humid spring air outdoors and dry air in closed spaces, a situation that irritates the respiratory tract further. The best option when leaving the house in the morning is to put on a warm coat and take along a fleece or wind breaker for the afternoon. We also recommend not sitting in the sun in only a t-shirt, because there is likely to be a cool breeze, in addition to the warm sun. Furthermore, don’t switch to light shoes too early, especially not when you know you’ll be waiting for a bus in the morning and evening. This is because cold feet, too, can reduce the blood flow to your mucous membranes.