Health tips to follow during the seasonal weather change period
The monsoon is here. And although the rainy season is sure to offer some much-needed respite from the scorching summer heat, the ongoing season transition period may bring undue health risks. To stay on the safe side, you need to make healthy diet and lifestyle choices. Here are six simple health tips to follow during the ongoing season change period.
Since there is a considerably increased risk of falling prey to fungal infections and diseases with the arrival of monsoon season, you need to be extra careful of your surroundings and sanitation. As far as possible, avoid getting drenched in the rain. As a precautionary measure, always carry an extra pair of clothing and footwear while heading out. Also, shower twice a day.
Ensure proper hydration
Your want to sip it may reduce during the rainy season. But excessive perspiration due to increased humidity during monsoon may leave you dehydrated. So, keep sipping water throughout the day. Further, reduce your intake of carbonated, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, as they can lead to dehydration. Other healthy beverages like herbal teas and soups should be consumed on a regular basis.
Get proper rest
Your body repairs and renews cells during sleep. Thus, if you don't get enough rest, you end up increasing your risk of catching infections. Aim for at least 7-9 hours of sound, night-time sleep during the season change period, as well as generally. Few more tips: Stick to the same sleep schedule; avoid stimulants like caffeine; stay away from bright lights during evening.
Since your risk of catching infections and disease is higher during the season change period, it becomes vital to take a healthy diet. As most of these infections are water-borne, make sure that you drink only filtered and boiled water. Also, street food should be completely off the menu. Additionally, include immunity-boosting foods such as garlic, ginger, turmeric, mushrooms, citrus fruits in your diet.
Exercise regularly and religiously
Regular exercise can be a great way to boost your immunity and reduce risk of infections and disease. And if that's not motivating enough, know that exercise can help you get in shape, improve your sleep quality, blood flow, mood, and general mental well-being. However, there's no need to go out of line. Simple cardio workout sessions, like running, jogging, biking etc. can help.
Keep mosquitoes away to reduce risk of infections
To reduce risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, follow these tips: Always apply mosquito repellent creams and lotions on exposed areas of your body. Block any unnecessary openings or holes in your windows and doors. Use a mosquito net while sleeping. Regularly empty any standing water in your coolers. Keep refilling. Keep your dustbins, containers well covered. Wear only light-colored (preferably white) clothing.