I don't know about you but it seems like EVERYONE is getting the flu! And although you might lose a couple pounds by barfing your guts out for a few days and enjoying some diarrhea as well --illness is just plain 'ol awful.
One of the most important healthy habits to forge is keeping your hands clean to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
I clearly remember one Christmas when my daughter Kaitlyn came home with what she claimed was a tragic case of food poisoning. It wasn't until her sister caught it that we realized it was a very contagious form of the flu. Not wanting to spread it-- I was meticulous (where I'm usually pretty dang lazy) about washing everything either of them touched in scalding hot water and washing my hands (super scrubbed to the elbow!) No one else got sick.