Updated 03 December 2015

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Women often joke about how men act like babies when they get the flu, but researchers think that they could in fact be having a worse time than women because their immune systems react more aggressively to the virus.

For this reason it's important that they don't engage in any exercise while battling a bout of flu. Read up on more flu and sport dos and don'ts.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.