12 Common Cold And Flu Prevention Mistakes We All Make (PICTURES)

At this time of year, it can be hard to stay well.

Despite your best efforts to avoid contact with bugs and encourage your immune system to work extra hard, chances are you'll succumb at one point (or two.. or three).

While it's important to pay attention to your health, worrying your way through winter also isn't the answer.

To find out the biggest mistakes people are making when it comes to flu prevention, HuffPost UK Lifestyle spoke to Dr Hasmukh Joshi, vice-chair of the Royal College of GPs, and also discovered useful insights from Pritish Tosh, an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic's Division of Infectious Diseases.