Rain brings much-needed relief from the scorching heat, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of your problems. The rainy season also brings many problems, one of the most common being colds and other diseases. With the onset of autumn, place great importance on your health so that you can enjoy whatever the weather is. We at Joy-pup will share simple tips and life hacks that you can use for yourself and your family.
How to stay healthy during the rainy season?
To stay healthy during the rainy season, you need to take care of your skin, nutrition, hydration levels, the clothes you wear, and more. Let’s start with the basic rules that you can and cannot do during the rainy season.
- Do not get wet in the rain, as this can make you susceptible to viruses or bacteria. If you find yourself unexpectedly outdoors in inclement weather, take a shower as soon as you get home, or at least dry your hair and body and put on warm clothes.
- Practice good hand hygiene, always wash your hands with soap and water or disinfect them before eating.
- Eat healthy foods and drink enough water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel as thirsty.
- Avoid mildew on your clothes by ironing them until they are completely dry before putting them away in the closet.
- Wear loose cotton clothing to prevent skin infections.
- Make sure your sportswear is made from a material that wicks away moisture. Sweat left on the skin can cause skin infections, so be sure to shower immediately after your workout.
- Remove standing water in and around your home to prevent the spread of mosquitoes. Use mosquito repellents, coils and sprays to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito-borne diseases.
- Don’t forget the lessons that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us – keep social distance and wear a face mask to avoid contagious diseases.
Focus on your diet
Increase your vitamin C intake: Bacterial and viral infections and allergic reactions are most common during the rainy season. To combat them, boost your immunity simply by increasing your vitamin C intake. Consult your doctor and take a supplement, or simply add wheatgrass, oranges, and green vegetables to your daily diet.
Increase your intake of probiotics. Probiotics are nothing but microorganisms that support your health. Consume yogurt, kefir to improve gut health and nutrient absorption.
Avoid junk food. Junk food contains a lot of calories, so don’t overdo it. If you’re craving fried food, go for grilled food. Try not to eat outside the home in places where food may have been sitting for a long time or poorly stored.
Wash fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.
Exercise is essential for overall health. During the rainy season, regular exercise will prepare your body to fight infections. Also, if you indulge in fried foods, exercising will help you burn those extra calories. Another benefit is that exercise improves mood; so if you’re feeling down this season, you know exactly what to do. Start with light exercise such as walking at a slow pace, jogging or cycling.
Protect yourself from allergens
If you know you are allergic to pollen, mold, or other allergens, always carry your allergy medication with you. Minimize reactions by wearing a mask when you go outside.