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Originally Published by Parade

The holiday season is both the busiest time of the year and the time when people are most likely to get sick—not a great combination. There’s never a good time to get sick, but it can be especially frustrating when you are stuck in bed missing out on the fun parties and traditions that only happen once a year.

According to immunologists, there are some simple habits that go a long way into protecting yourself against illnesses—including the common cold, the flu, and COVID (yes, it’s still hanging around). There’s also one extremely common habit that greatly increases the likelihood of getting sick that they wish everyone would stop doing.

The One Habit You Should Never Do if You Want To Avoid Getting Sick

If you want to avoid getting sick—even when everyone around you is coming down with something—Dr. Jenna Podjasek, MD, a board-certified immunologist, allergist and author, says that the best thing you can do is avoid touching your face. “Never touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. This is the most important thing you can do to avoid getting sick,” she says.

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