Home > Daily-tips Updated 31 March 2014 Fluproof yourself The best way to keep your home flu-free is, arguably, to get vaccinated before it’s too late. If that isn’t up your street, though, there are a host of ways to ward off the lurgy. 0 iStock Flu is the worst. It makes you feel like you’ve been hit by a cold, clammy train, puts you out of work and basically just leaves you utterly useless.Even worse is that flu spreads faster than you can say “Hey, are you sniffling?” to that creepy guy who keeps leaning on your desk. Entire offices have been ravaged by the dreaded flu, and this time of year is peak infection season.BE PREPAREDAs always, prevention is better than cure. The best way to keep your home flu-free is, arguably, to get vaccinated before it’s too late. If that isn’t up your street, though, don’t worry. There are a host of ways to ward off the lurgy. Stay warmKeeping wrapped up ensures your body isn’t wasting precious infection-fighting energy to keep warm. Who knew that a scarf really could save your life.Vitamins, seeIt’s nothing new, but it’s well known for a reason. Vitamin C hates flu even more than you do. Smash through your RDA and keep your immunity topped up.Be awareToo many people, upon feeling ill. Decide that it’s just a cold, or they can sweat it out with a brisk jog. Wrong, son. Catching flu early on can severely cut down the time before your back in action and limit the chance of it spreading to your loved ones. Feeling feverish? Head home, get in bed and pop a Corenza-C.Swine flu is coming - time to get your shot! More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus 101 – here's what you need to know Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Coronavirus: What are the criteria for a suspected case? Medical Coronavirus: Basic protective measures Medical Here's how quality sleep can help you fight the new coronavirus Covid-19: SA Government's Online Coronavirus Portal Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.