With temperatures dropping—and then randomly rising and dropping once again—it’s becoming prime time for all of us to start getting sick. From sore throats and sinus infections to the flu and stomach bugs, the colder months tend to be filled with the germs that stay away during the spring and summer (just in time for when our allergies hit).
However, with the right practices, you can help prevent yourself from catching a nasty bug. A little boost to your immune system before flu season hits hard can help keep you healthy all season long, without having to disinfect everything in your path.
We chatted with the experts to find out exactly what we should do to start getting healthy now so that we’re fully prepared come winter. Whether it’s watching what we eat or making sure we laugh enough—yes, really—we put together the best tips for boosting your immune system, sans Lysol.
Click through the gallery below to load up on great immune-boosting tips.