It's safe to say getting sick SUCKS! So we have gathered up some tips on how to stay healthy and avoid getting sick.
Wash your hands as often as possible. Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap before you eat, and after you use the restroom or come into contact with anything that other students have used before you.
Avoid biting your nails, or touching your hands to your face. Any germs you pick up on your hands will be transferred to your face, where they enter the body through the mouth and nose.
Hold your breath when someone sneezes. Most germs enter your body through your nose and mouth, so it is a good idea to hold your breath for a few moments if you are standing near someone when they cough or sneeze.
Exercise regularly. Moderate exercise boosts the immune system by increasing your overall level of fitness. Walking, in particular, has been linked to an increase in white blood cells, which fight infection.
Now you're set to fight off those nasty winter bugs. If YOU have any tips on how to stay healthy, share them with us using the hashtag #HecticHealth