Cold and flu season is here, folks.

No one likes getting sick, but unfortunately it's that time of year. The time where at least 3 people at work are sniffling and sneezing. The time where your kids are coughing. The time when you'll suffer through a day of work even if you have a fever, because you don't want to waste a vacation day on "a silly cold".

So, let's just all agree to skip cold and flu season this year by preparing our bodies to fight off any germs that may come our way. How are we going to do that? By following these five easy tips Dr. Oz uses to keep himself healthy through out the year!

  • Get a flu shot. I know, it's a pain in the butt to go get a flu shot and no one likes getting stuck with needles, but, believe me, it's worth it.
  • Hit the gym. Yeah, the last thing anyone wants to do when it's cold out is brave the weather to get your work out on, but staying active is a great way to stay healthy.
  • Wash your hands! And I don't just rinse water over them real quick. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and wash them a lot. Dr. Oz also suggest carrying around antibacterial hand sanitizer.
  • Soak up the sun. Soaking up sun during the winter months sounds impossible, but if you can manage to get 15 minutes of sun each day it will boost your vitamin D and make a huge difference.
  • Sleep. It's hard to get the recommended amount of sleep any time of the year, but during cold and flu season it's important to get as much shut eye as possible to keep yourself healthy.