The rainy season does not only bring untoward events like floods and landslides. This is also the time when our health is at most risk.
On a bad weather, our bodies are more prone to diseases such as flu, cold, cough, typhoid, leptospirosis, etc. Dealing with calamities are difficult. What more if you’re unfit to protect your loved ones from further harm?
So these are the simplest and most effective ways to prevent yourself from getting sick especially with a very bad monsoon rain or a typhoon striking the country.
Watch what you eat
Make sure you wash the fruits and vegetables very carefully before eating or cooking them, particularly those that you bought from the public market where unfriendly visitors tend to fly around.
This is also not the best time to do some food stall-hopping along the streets. Your favorite isaw or palamig are more attractive to bacteria on a rainy day. So better save the night market visit for another time.
Have enough vitamins and nutrients from natural sources like fruits and vegetables. Healthy diet is always the best way to fuel your system.
Drinking lots of water is not only a summer thing
Keeping yourself hydrated is one thing you should not compromise even on a wet, rainy season. Drinking enough water will regulate our body temperature. It’s cooler when it rains but notice that there are times when you feel like you’re close to getting fever because you feel hotter inside. That’s because you’re not sweating. Water intake will help you flush the toxins sleeping inside your system.
Drive mosquitoes away
You definitely know why and how. Mosquitoes breed on stagnant water so if the weather forecast says it’s going to rain soon, turn upside down the containers outside your house that may be filled with water.
If you don’t have a choice because the only way left for you to get to the office or back home is walking along that flooded area, just keep in mind these two things: (1) wash and dry your feet immediately after reaching your destination and (2) ask the doctor for doxycycline 200mg as soon as you can.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic known to cure various bacterial infection.
Stuck at home? Exercise.
Class and work suspensions were announced. Now you can’t use the excuse that you don’t have time to stretch those muscles and get your blood and senses awake.
Wonder why you keep on reading almost the same things under this topic? It’s because these are the common, time-tested, effective ways to keep your health in good condition under a bad weather. Try to keep these tips in mind, practice them, and you’ll reap the benefits.
And if you have to go out, shield yourself from the rain with a sturdy umbrella, a raincoat if you must, and shoes to keep your feet dry.
Keep safe everyone!