The Globe And Mail

Tips to keep colds and the flu away from the office

If you work from an office, chances are that right this minute, you’re listening to co-workers cough, sneeze or sniffle. The fall brings the start of the cold and flu season, and no matter how cautious we think we’re being, the spread of flu and colds can be prolific. The usual advice is important. Get a flu shot, make a habit of washing your hands, keep your hands away from your face and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow to make sure you keep yourself and everyone around you healthy. But are there other things you can do to stay healthy at work and stop the spread of germs? Following these simple tips will ensure you have the best chance of enjoying the fall and winter months illness free.