It's that time of year when it seems like everybody you know is coming down with a cold or flu. It only takes one person in the office to catch a cold or flu for it to spread like wildfire. With the cold and flu season in full force, here are some ways to prevent getting sick.

Staying Hydrated: 

Hydration is key when avoiding a cold or flu, and especially after you come down with it. According to Everyday Health, drinking  hot lemon water is a good way to help yourself feel better once you are sick.

I've had a cold all week (sorry co-workers) and I've been drinking a secret item on the Starbucks menu that incorporates this hot lemon water.

The "Medicine Ball" is a perfect way to treat a cold, and is currently saving my life.

Supplements: 

Zicam contains Zinc, which helps prevents colds from it's onset and shortens your cold if you already have it. I've been eating the gummies like candy.

Vitamin C 

Emergen-C is my best friend, we are going to spend all weekend together.

Decongestants:  

Dayquil, Sudafed are my favorite, but here is a list of suggested decongestants from WebMD

Saltwater Gargling 

Is always a good way to help sooth a sore throat.

Binge Watching Netflix 

Netflix, Emergen-C and CHILL. Chilling is the most important thing to do when sick. Stress makes things a whole lot worse when you are sick. Take it easy and make this an excuse to stay in bed forever.