- Get enough sleep & keep ourself away from stress because inadequate time of sleeping & stress can make us more susceptible.
- Be more careful or be prudent paranoia. For instance, always wash our hand after having a shandhake with a person that have a flu, but don't make it obvious to the person, he or she might feel offended, we don't know right? Use hand sanitizer or in the bully word, be a germ geek! (joking, haha)
- Having a flu is not a sign that we have low immune level. Instead, it indicate that we have an active immune system because having a flu means our body is in the progress (or exerting an immune reaction) on the influenza virus.
- Put our hands off our faces. Why? Simply because the hands is the easiest conveyors of the influenza virus while our eyes & noses are the major portal of entry of the virus into our body. I've heard that it's a way to keep our face clean of acnes too, ever heard of it?
Adapted from the Reader's Digest of August 2011. It's actually taken from the book Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold by the science & health writer, Jennifer Ackerman.