15 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick

There’s nothing that will ruin a beautiful crisp, cool day faster than the tickle at the back of your throat that heralds the oncoming of a common cold. A cold can knock you on your back and make you feel like you’re a relentlessly dripping nasal faucet.

While there are plenty of medications out there that advertise their ability to quickly cure a cold or flu, there’s no medication better than prevention. It’s way easier to stay on top of your health so you don’t get sick in the first place than it is to cure a cold or flu once you’ve succumbed.

Here are a few tips for staying healthy this fall and winter:

Avoid close contact with people who are already sick

This is the easiest way to stay healthy: just stay away from people that are already sick. Cold and flu germs are easily transferred through particles in the air, and by touch. It doesn’t even have to be direct contact — people who are already infected with the influenza virus can spread it to people up to 6 feet away.

If you’ve had someone in your home who is sick already, make sure to disinfect anything they’ve had contact with. Maybe just wait until after they’ve left, if you want to be polite.

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