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"Cold Remedy"

Instructions: Watch this video on cold remedies and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall suggests getting _____ hours of sleep when you are sick.

First of all, I get plenty of rest. Seven or eight hours is usually not enough for people who are sick, and so add a couple more hours as needed.

When you are feeling under the weather, Randall recommends doing _____.

Next, I limit the amount of physical exercise I get. I do, I love running, but this is not the time to try to recover by running.

Randall feels that drinking hot drinks, or even soup, can help _____.

I also drink a lot of, uh, hot liquids, hot chocolate. It helps clear out my nose and helps me breathe better.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

When you are feeling sick with a cold, what home remedies, medication, or treatments do you try to relieve the symptoms and feel better?

Video Script

Hi. I'm Randall, and I'm not really feeling well today, and I thought I'd share a real-life example of what I try to do to fight a cold.

First of all, I get plenty of rest. Seven or eight hours is usually not enough for people who are sick, and so add a couple more hours as needed.

Next, I limit the amount of physical exercise I get. I do, I love running, but this is not the time to try to recover by running.

I also drink a lot of, uh, hot liquids, hot chocolate. It helps clear out my nose and helps me breathe better.

And finally, I try to limit the amount of contact I have with other people. I wash my hands, and I try to keep things clean around me, so I don't spread the germs.