Many of us have fond memories of the rains from our growing up years – holidays from school, splashing about in muddy puddles, or maybe simple getting wet. The fresh new leaves on the trees and the smell of the damp wet ground are a welcome sight after the hot summers. But with all these joyous moments, the rainy season also brings with it certain diseases. With a little care you can enjoy this beautiful season and also stay away from illnesses.
- Always carry an umbrella or rain coat to protect yourself from the downpour.
- If you get drenched by the heavy rain, dry yourself as soon as possible. Do not enter air-conditioned room when you are wet.
- Always keep the surroundings dry and clean, neat and tidy. Do not allow water to get accumulated around your house for it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
- Avoid playing in stagnant polluted water filled puddles.
- Keep your body warm as viruses attack immediately when body temperature goes down. Dry your feet whenever they are wet.
- Wash vegetables with clean water and steam them well before eating. Avoid eating uncooked foods and salads.
- Drink plenty of water and keep your body well hydrated.
- Don’t just wash your hands but also your feet to avoid itching, rashes and skin infections.
- Because it is not possible for out-door activities, you need to take special care to have indoor physical activities. Don’t let laziness grow on you.
- It makes sense to prefer hot water baths to cold water bath during rainy season.
- Cut your nails regularly. Moisture between them, will invite infection.
- Make sure to use footwear with good grip to avoid slip and fall.
Taken From: Rishimukh – The Art Of Living Magazine (July 2012). For more details log on to www.artoflivingmagazine.com