1. Keep your hands clean – Washing your hands throughout the day really does prevent infections. Warm water and soap are enough to ward off those germs, but make sure you wash for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Keep your hands off your face – Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth as these are focal entry points for germs.
  3. Keep cold and flu germs off surfaces – Computer keyboards, door knobs, pens, telephones are great surfaces for harboring germs. If you regularly use these shared properties make sure to carry around a little bottle of anti-septic gel to clean your hands after use.
  4. Exercise for immunity – Go on a jog a few times a week to stay healthy and strong enough to fight off germs. Working out regularly enhances the immune function.
  5. Go to bed early – When you’re tired your body is not fighting as hard to keep the germs at bay. So, getting enough sleep is vital to keep you healthy.
  6. Eat your way to good health – you may think its hard to eat healthy on a regular basis, but eating plenty of fruits and vegetables supports your immune system. It’s worth making this small lifestyle change to boost your vitality.
  7. Sneeze where? – When you need to sneeze, do so in the crook of your elbow and not into your hands, this will prevent germs from spreading.
  8. Now is not the time to save up – Dispose all used tissue. As easy as it is to grab whatever is crumpled up on the nightstand, DON’T! by doing this you may be furthering your cold.
  9. Go herbal – Coriander is one of the best herbal medicines for the common cold. Just brew some in boiling water and sip on it.
  10. Another reason to quit – Smoking increases the risk of infections by making structural changes in the respiratory tract and decreasing immune response. It destroys cilia, the little hair-like fibers inside our noses; this can help increase infection risks.