How to protect yourself in the rainy season? Is that the question on your mind today?
The monsoons are arriving soon and yes, that’s a good question to have. It gives you the time to prepare yourself for what’s ahead and keep yourself and your family well protected in this wet and damp weather which is the breeding season for a lot of microbes.
Safety precautions to avoid getting sick this monsoon
- Eat Healthy
Be aware of what you eat and where you source it from. Fruits and vegetables especially leafy greens are prone to have more infestation in them. So, make sure you buy fresh and examine them well before you cook them. It would be wise not to buy them if they have cuts or appear smudged.
Wash them thoroughly before consuming them.
Apart from paying attention to the quality of produce, you also need to increase your consumption of Vitamin C. This will help you build your immunity and fight any viral or bacterial infections that spread during the monsoons.
Some leftovers taste better than fresh food, right? Well, this is exactly the kind of thing you should avoid during monsoon. The air has many more germs and microbes and things get spoilt way too easily.
One tip would be to make a meal plan over the weekend so that you know exactly what to have throughout the week and you are not left wondering, ‘What to eat?’ when your tummy is rumbling. Grab some freshly prepared, hot and piping food instead of trying leftover food.
Same goes for eating out. Select only clean and hygienic places that you’ve visited previously for eating out or ordering. Just taking a little precaution goes a long way in keeping yourself safe.
- Maintain hygiene for yourself and your home
Keeping yourself and your surroundings clean is crucial to make it through this season without catching an infection. Simple things like changing your bedspreads often, clearing up any damp spaces, cutting your nails and having a warm bath every day are a few things I would recommend.
Keep mosquitoes away. Get your windows, doors or any gaps fixed to make sure mosquitoes don’t have a free entry into your home.
Another way to keep out mosquitoes and insects is to ensure there is no collection of water in and around your home. Old containers, tyres, waste stuff lying around in the garden- all of these are favourite breeding grounds for them. Whenever it rains, inspect your surroundings and make sure there’s no stagnation of water. You can also put some alum in muddy puddles to avoid insects breeding in them.
Monsoon is also the time when all kinds of creepy crawlies come out. If you stay in a house with a garden, beware of these and spray your plants with natural pest controls like neem oil to keep them away from your home.
- Don’t miss out on your workout
Of course, it’s raining and you don’t want to step out. All you want to do is snuggle in for a little bit longer and enjoy the sound of the splattering rain.
Go ahead, enjoy that extra sleep. But, once you are up, make sure you exercise and give your body that boost of positivity.
The rainy season not only brings in more germs and infections, they also affect us mentally- making us lazier.
Well, exercising is a sure shot way to tackle both of these.
Not only does exercising improve our immunity and make us ward off diseases, it also gives us a boost of good hormones that keep us mentally active and in a positive frame of mind.
- Take care of your wardrobe
Your clothes and shoes suffer the most during the monsoon. They don’t get enough sunlight and end up with an unpleasant odour. Pay close attention to them. Iron your clothes if you feel there’s a bit of damp left in them.
Keep your shoes in an airy place so that they can dry up. Put them out in the precious sun whenever it’s out. Nothing brings them back to life than a little sunshine. ?
Those are some of the things you can do to keep yourself safe this monsoon.
In the case you do catch a cold or feel ill, do not hesitate in reaching out to a doctor. Try to isolate yourself so that you don’t spread the infection to others at home.
Remember! Timely treatment goes a long way in taking care of any illness- big or small.
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