Every season brings different health challenges with it and there is need to prepare our body to be ready to face them, especially during rainy season.
The immune system is weakened during rainy season, which may help in contracting diseases.
It is essential to practice and take necessary precautions to maintain a healthy lifestyle during rainy season.
Here are some tips on living a healthy lifestyle during rainy season:
1. Maintain good personal hygiene
People tend to stay indoors during rainy season. However, germs are more likely to spread. Be sure to maintain a clean, healthy, well-sanitised environment. Wash hands regularly with soap and running water or use a hand sanitiser.
2. Take Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps to speed up recovery during flu infection.Vitamin C helps support healthy immune system and reduces the severity of flu. Vitamin C can be found in natural sources such as red and green peppers, pawpaw, orange, pine pineapple among others.
3. Stay away from downpours
Colds can get worse when get caught in the rain. There is a theory that says body restricts blood flow to extremities, such as nose, to keep your body warm. This explains why the nose runs when it is cold. Hence, stay away from downpours
4. Eat warm dishes
5. Meet daily fluid needs
Humans feel less thirsty when it is cold. However, it is advisable to drink even when not thirsty to prevent dehydration. It is good to be well-hydrated even in low temperatures to help flush out toxins from the body.
6. Eat home made foods
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during rainy season include avoiding fast foods or processed foods. It is recommended to cook and maintain kitchen hygiene at home.
7. Use mosquito repellents
The population of Insects increase massively during rainy season, and this may lead to risk of having health issues if unattended to. t is a must to keep mosquito repellents, air fresheners, detergents and perfumes at home.
8. Limit spicy food consumption
Limit spicy food consumption during rainy season. Spicy foods may cause allergies and skin irritations. Therefore, it is advisable to reduce the spiciness.
9. Eat fruits and vegetables
Eat fruits and vegetables to maintain level of energy and boost body’s hydration level. Fruits also helps in flushing out toxins from the body.
10. Avoid wearing wet shoes.
Avoid wearing wet shoes to prevent growth of pathogens that may be harmful to the body.