Everyone waits for the monsoon to get away from the scorching summer heat and eat their favourite snack while sipping a hot beverage and enjoying the rain. Nature changes colours, and the weather becomes exceptionally refreshing. Although we wait for the monsoon eagerly, it also means the entry of various ailments such as cough, cold, flu, and diseases borne by flies and mosquitoes like Malaria, Dengue, Dysentery, Typhoid, Cholera etc.
But if you want to #BecomeHealthWise and take care of your health and others, follow the below 6 Tips To Stay Healthy This Monsoon.
1. Keep your surroundings clean:
Even a small puddle of stagnant water can give rise to mosquitoes and other harmful pests. Ensure that your home and workplace is clean and hygienic. There is a high chance of clothes or bedding sheets getting fungus if not cleaned regularly. Check for any water clogging or leakage as it might attract the black mold. Use insect repellents to get protection from annoying flies and other insects.
2. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables:
In order to #BecomeHealthWise in this monsoon season, start your day with a glass of refreshing juice or whole fruit. Try to keep it healthy and boost your metabolism with lighter foods. Avoid eating outside food prepared on roadside stalls, as they pose a threat of getting bacterial infections or food poisoning. The best way to avoid diseases in monsoon is by adding green vegetables to the diet, as they offer all the required nutrients and help you increase your immunity.
3. Drink plenty of clean water:
Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is always healthy. But drinking clean water is crucial, especially in monsoon, as many diseases like cholera and diarrhoea are waterborne. Ensure that the water you drink is either filtered or boiled as it kills harmful microbes and eliminates other impurities. It is always better to carry your own water bottle when stepping out or get a treated water bottle when required.
4. Get rid of the insects and mosquitoes:
As soon as the monsoon comes and there is any possibility of water collecting at one place, it becomes the breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. Mosquitoes carry the risk of many serious diseases like dengue and malaria. You may use mosquito repellent sprays, creams, burning coils or liquids to keep them at bay. Mosquito nets or net shields to the windows and doors is also one of the ways to keep them out of the house.
5. Get regular exercise:
While it might seem difficult to go outside for a run or walk when water takes over the running tracks, walking pathways and all outdoor spaces in general, it should not stop you from doing your daily share of exercising to stay fit. Physical exercise strengthens your immune system and keeps you out of the risk of aching bones, joints and other conditions like arthritis, sciatica which get worse during monsoon. Find out the alternative exercises you can do at home, such as Pilates, yoga, or freehand exercises.
6. Avoid getting out in the rain:
Rainwater, once it hits the ground, gets filled with numerous bacteria and microbes, and if you come in contact with them might enter your body and invite various diseases. Wash your feet if you have been outside, and if you get drenched in the rain, take a bath, or pat yourself dry with a clean towel.
Follow the above Tips to Stay Healthy This Monsoon and #BecomeHealthWise.
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