Monsoon Health Tips: 10 Simple Do’s and Don’ts to Stay Healthy
Monsoon is a time for scenic beauty all around India and nothing beats the thrill of long rides during this season. But did you know that this is the season when most of us are at risk of contracting deadly diseases if we are not careful? Not only that, getting a viral fever or suffering from cough and cold is quite common scenes. After learning about this, that long ride with your significant one doesn’t look that promising, does it? You don’t have to worry too much about it if you are careful.
We have made a list of health tips for monsoon season that are sure to keep you healthy and fit. Read through this article and learn about the dos and don’ts of monsoon.
Do’s to Stay Healthy in Monsoon
If you are falling sick every monsoon, then it is certain that you are doing something wrong. You can take the below tips to enjoy the season without falling sick.
1. Maintain Personal Hygiene
On the advent of monsoon, the first thing you must do is taking good care of yourself. There are many viruses and bacteria lurking around us waiting to attack those of us with weak immune. So keeping yourself neat and clean from the outside is a must.
2. Strengthen Your Immunity
When you have a weak immunity system, you become an easy target for most of the infectants. The best way to kickstart your defence system is with an intake of Vitamin C. Add garlic, vegetables, fruits and cereals to your diet. Drinking green tea can also help in strengthening your immunity.
3. Wear Clean and Dry Clothes and Footwear
If your clothes and shoes have not dried properly, don’t wear them. Damp clothes and shoes often become home for microbes and so are dirty laundry. Ensure to wear clean and fully dried clothes and shoes.
4. Keep Your Home & Surroundings Clean
Often there is water logging during rainy days. Stagnant water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. So, keeping your home and surroundings clean and dry becomes the most important part of rainy days.
5. Drink Boiled Water
We tend to drink less water during monsoon as we are not really thirsty but your body needs water. Drinks lots of water and make sure that you are drinking boiled or purified water. This will lower the risk of waterborne diseases like stomach infection and diarrhea.
6. Boil Vegetables Properly
Raw vegetables may carry germs during monsoon. Washing them thoroughly and boiling them is of utmost importance. This way, you can avoid contracting dangerous water-borne diseases.
7. Sleep Well
Fewer hours of sleep will not only make you cranky but also weak. You are more likely to attract flu. Make sure you get plenty of sleep at night so you wake up feeling fresh and active both physically and mentally.
8. Take Bath on Getting Drenched in Rain
If you get soaked in rain, take a bath and dry your hair immediately. Damp hair and clothes can attract flu-causing viruses. If you have contracted flu, take a bath in hot water. This will prevent the virus from spreading and takes care of the sore throat you have due to the flu.
9. Exercise Regularly
Exercising every day can help you stay fit and healthy when it is pouring outside. Although your gym routine has been dampened, you can still continue working out with simple indoor exercises like burpees, squats, push-ups, lunges, planks, etc.
10. Wash Your Hands
When you come back home, or before touching your food, make it a point to wash your hands using soap or hand wash. This way none of the microbes will enter your body and cause harm. Make sure you do not touch your eyes, nose or ears before washing your hands.
Don’ts to Stay Healthy in Monsoon
1. Avoid Getting Drenched in Rain
The kid inside us always wishes to get drenched in the rain. But that is the easiest way to damage your health in monsoon. You will easily have a sore throat and runny nose in a day. So, avoid getting drenched in the rain. If you accidentally do, take a hot shower immediately. Before stepping outside, carry an umbrella in your bag.
2. Don’t Eat in Roadside Stalls
We are naturally attracted to oily and spicy food on any monsoon day. But by all mean, avoid eating fast food and street stalls as they are the easiest way to attract gastrointestinal problems. Eat only well-cooked, home-made meals and snacks.
3. Don’t Get Into AC Room When Wet
If you get drenched on the way to the office, do not enter your air-conditioned office at any cost. This will be the easiest way to invite fever, cough, and cold. Dry yourself completely before you enter an AC room.
4. Don’t Touch Your Face With Dirty Hands
When you return home, your hands may carry hundreds of microbes. Never touch your mouth, eyes, ears with your dirty hands. Microbes may enter your body through these openings. Be sure to wash your hands clean with a hand wash or soap.
5. Avoid Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are part and parcel of the rainy days. Apply powerful mosquito repellent at home to keep mosquitoes at bay. Use a mosquito net while you sleep at night and install tight mosquito nets to the doors and windows at your home.
6. Don’t Let Water Accumulate Around Your Home
Water accumulation is a common thing we can see in monsoon. Discarded tanks, tires, garbage cans, bottles, flower pots lying around in the surroundings can accumulate water and eventually turn into a breeding place for mosquitoes. Discard them immediately.
7. Don’t Let Your Children Play in Puddles
Playing in water puddles during monsoon is the best childhood memory anyone can have. But, along with it comes the possibility of contracting a bout of fever, cold and sore throat. Puddles can contain a large number of infectants that cause diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, and other water-borne diseases. It is best not to let your kids play in puddles.
8. Don’t Bite Your Nails
Our nails can accumulate germs in their nook and cranny. It is best to keep your fingernails and toenails trimmed short using a nail cutter. Never bite your nails!
9. Avoid Allergens
If you are allergic to dust and smoke particles, please avoid them strictly during the rainy season. In case you come in contact with them and fall prey to an allergic reaction, there are high chances of falling sick.
10. Avoid Sick People
No matter how careful you are, you will always find a sick person during the season of rain. It is best to avoid having a conversation or making contacts with them. This way you can stay healthy and avoid spreading the infection.
Everyone must understand the importance of monsoon healthcare. If you take the necessary precautions, monsoon can turn out to be a wonderful time of the year.