“Wellness Expert Reports on the Newest Health and Safety Concerns for Winter” Keep Your Body From Getting the Blues this Winter * In the course of a year, individuals in the United States suffer 1 billion colds, adults average two-to-four colds per year, while children average six-to-eight colds per year. — The National Center for Health Statistics * According to the Farmer’s Almanac “Numb’s the word!” The 192-year-old publication is predicting the upcoming winter season. For 2008-2009, the publication is forecasting a “numbing” winter, with below-average temperatures for at least two-thirds of the country. With winter approaching the joys of the season can often be damped out by the cold weather. From colds to harsh winter winds and dry indoor air that wreaks havoc on the skin there are some simple, effective steps you can take to stay healthy this winter. In this segment, Frequent Lifestyle Television Contributor Terra Wellington will give you essential tips to safeguard your well-being during the colder months. Funding sponsors include Vicks, Blistex and Triniti. About Terra Wellington: Terra Wellington is a national wellness and lifestyle expert who reports on consumer tips and information for healthy living and the environment. She regularly appears on television and radio news programs across the U.S. Currently, she is a trusted health and wellness expert for ClubMom.com, which was co-founded by Meredith Vieira (anchor on NBC’s Today). And she also writes healthy living content for Healthnotes, an organization that provides wellness information on the Web and in kiosks at your local supermarket.?