As the weather cools, people start getting sick more often. Combine that with the late season rain and we have a combination of allergies in addition to all the other typical seasonal illnesses. A search for an answer to why when you're sick your body shivers, turned up all kinds of interesting facts about that and a whole lot more.

While it isn't comfortable to have the shivers and chills when you're sick, at least you know your body is fighting whatever ails you. And if eating ice cream makes you feel better by stopping your stomach from grumbling, just remember not to eat it too fast so you can avoid the dreaded brain freeze.

In many cases, preventing illness to begin with is the key. So make sure you take precautions including good eating and sleeping habits and getting a flu shot from your doctor or the Mesa County Health Department can go a long way to keeping you healthier.

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