Re: virus: Sexuality and monogamy
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 19:34:40 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 13 Sep 1996, ken sartor wrote:

> At 09:30 AM 9/13/96 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:


> >The best health advice is to eat well, don't smoke, don't binge drink
> >(well, not much, huh?), sleep on a regular schedule, and avoid hospitals
> >(which have a tendency to concentrate resistant strains of bacteria) but
> >don't avoid doctors (get regular health check-ups...early detection makes
> >most health problems much easier to resolve) live an active lifestyle and a
> >moderate body weight. Wear your galoshes when you go out in the rain and
> >take it easy when you get sick.
> Good advice... but why the galoshes, i like being barefoot in the
> summer rain. (Is there any real evidence that being physically
> cold causes illness in a healthy person (other than my mother used
> to say so)?)

I have never heard of any such effect being measured--it gets drowned out
by exposure to bacteria, etc. via crowding. I'd be more concerned about
where I was walking, and taking precautions to avoid hypothermia from
cold rain.

/ Kenneth Boyd