Seven proven tips to stay healthy during the rainy season

rainy season health tips

Hurray! The rainy season is back! You know what they say, “weather for two” or is it weather to plant yam? 😒

Anyway, it’s that time of the year when not having power doesn’t mean sleepless nights or rashes. You sleep well, your skin glows and you get that Canada vibes; fancy coats and sweaters incoming! 

But that’s not all that comes with the season…flu and communicable diseases come as well. It’s the weather of fever and co. So what can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones?

Health tips for the rainy season

  • Avoid Getting caught  in the Rain

This is an important factor to consider during this season. Childhood brings the memories of enjoying the soothing feeling of the rain on the body but the biggest disadvantage of getting caught in the rain is COLD..  Take your raincoat or umbrella and wear waterproof shoes when going out. This will prevent you from getting soaked in the rain. 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly

Germs naturally breed well in moist and wet environments, which makes the rainy season a breeding season for disease-causing agents. To prevent your body from getting infected with viruses, regular hand washing is needed with soap and warm water. Avoid touching the face with dirty hands as viruses commonly enter the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Honestly, mosquitoes have no respect for people. They develop rapidly during the rainy season due to the increase in stagnant water and this can cause major health problems. To keep mosquitoes away, do some house cleaning, replace torn window nets, install curtains, clear stagnant water in drainages, and use mosquito repellent. 

  • Consume Vegetables and fruits

Consumption of vegetables and fruits in the rainy season helps to increase immunity, restore energy and protect the body from infections. Vegetables should be boiled well while fruits should be washed properly. It is important to follow a healthy diet during the rainy season. 

Yes, I know it’s raining but who says you have to go out to exercise? Use the Doktorconnect App for simple yet effective exercise routines indoors. Daily exercise can help the body prevent infections by improving your fitness which can boost your immunity. Engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.

  • Eat and sleep well

Eating and sleeping well is the cheapest way to protect you from sickness. Cooking a hot soup to invigorate the body and sleeping for at least seven hours a day boost the body’s immunity. Good food and good sleep make a rainy day a little warmer. 

  • Stay warm and dry

Trust me, this is a season to befriend your cardigan to avoid getting too cold. Stay indoors if you can afford to, saves you from getting stuck in the rain…or in traffic.  Also, take your bottle of warm water everywhere you go. 

Following these guidelines will help you ensure all advantages of this weather with none of the dangers. Never forget that with the Doktorconnect app, a doctor is always closer than you think. Download the app now to get started.

Author; Feranmi Famuyiwa

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  1. Thanks Doc. I really needed it.
    I didn’t forget you and I also missed you.
    Your tips are very essential.
    Thanks a lot for them

    1. Hello Nafisat, there are many possible causes of headaches, some of which are dehydration, stress, underlying illnesses, hunger, alcohol, lack of sleep and many more. In order to identify the specific cause, you will need to speak with a doctor. You can book an appointment for free on doktorconnect.