Ever wonder why you always seem to come down with a life-interrupting virus this time of year, while other women you know sail through the season sniffle, cough, and ache-free?
We canvassed the research and talked to top experts to uncover these key, study-backed secrets for staying well, even when you're surrounded by germs. The docs' #1 tip: Get the flu vaccine, ASAP. Then, follow these simple steps to boost your virus protection even more.
Secret #1: Make friends with fresh air
Common wisdom has it that staying indoors, where it's warm and toasty, is easier on your immune system than being outside in the cold. Problem is, being inside puts you in close constant contact with other people -- and their germs.
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