At the end of the year until the new month of the new year, the climate in Indonesia is usually cold, the rain that continues to flush from morning to night sometimes becomes a routine that we inevitably have to face. Changing the season from the dry season to the rainy season usually makes the body more susceptible to health problems. This is because the body is forced to adapt to a different temperature and humidity than before.
If you don’t get immediate attention and serious treatment, your body is more likely to get sick. So it’s no wonder that the doctor’s waiting room will be fuller this season. The disease that spreads this rainy season is not only susceptible to attacking adults, children are also more at risk.
There are various diseases that are susceptible to attacking the body during the rainy season such as flu, coughs, shortness of breath, colds, colds, skin diseases to dengue fever are also no less a list of diseases that are often found during the rainy season. And if the disease infects you, of course your body will not be fit as a result of which your daily activities will be hampered. So how do you keep your body fit during the rainy season?
Here are smart tips to maintain health during the rainy season:
1. Consumption of Vitamins
When the season changes from the dry season to the rainy season, the body usually does not adjust the conditions directly, but through a process first. This process usually affects the immune system or the human immune system becomes weaker. When the immune system decreases, the disease will be more susceptible to attack. For this reason, consumption of vitamins is needed to maintain the stability of the immune system. Therefore, consumption of vitamins, especially vitamin C is highly recommended. You can also get this vitamin C content naturally from the content of fruits such as oranges, strawberries and many more. Consuming vitamin C regularly will ensure that the needs of vitamin C in the body are met, which in turn will help you improve the function of the immune system in the body.
2. Make sure to always be ‘hygienic’ every day
During the rainy season, germs and bacteria will breed more freely because the humidity is so high. For this reason, the body is more susceptible to bodily disorders. In addition, hands are the most common medium for germs and bacteria to enter the body, unconsciously you will enter more germs and bacteria into the body through hands such as eating by hand, touching other organs by hand and so on. For that, make sure you are always hygienic every day by always getting in the habit of washing your hands every time you arrive home, every time you touch an object or object, before and after eating and every time after touching the toilet. Because you know the toilet is one of the places with the most bacteria. Washing your hands with water alone is not enough to make germs and bacteria in your hands disappear, for that, wash your hands using a disinfectant soap so that the bacteria that are lodged in your hands can be removed.
3. Clean the Environment
The rain that continuously flushed during the rainy season made the environment dirtier than during the dry season. This is triggered by the higher level of air humidity which makes it easier for the waste to decompose, which eventually becomes a source of germs. For that, clean the environment in places that have the potential to become a nest for germs and bacteria to breed. For example, by burying or burning garbage, closing holes that have the potential to stagnate rainwater, closing water reservoirs, cutting branches and grass that are too shady. A shady, humid environment and a dirty place will become a breeding ground for mosquitoes that cause dengue fever.
4. Meet the Needs of Body Fluids
Often people ignore the consumption of water, especially during the rainy season, cold air makes the reason for thirst rarely occurs, for that you often skip consuming enough water. But the fact is that both the dry season and the rainy season, the need for fluids in the body remains the same. Don’t even think about consuming water when you feel thirsty. But try to think that all the food that enters the body will be digested properly if the fluids in the body are met. In addition, adequate water supply can increase endurance. Therefore, make sure that you are still consuming at least 1.5 liters of fluids per day. If you are tired of constantly consuming water, you can change this water to warm fresh tea or ginger water which will make your body feel warmer.
5. Maintain Food Intake
Keep your diet healthy, especially during the rainy season. It’s good, consume more warm food and soup so that the body feels warm even though the air is so cold. For example, consumption of soup, warm soup, chicken soup, and other healthy foods.
6. Eating When Hungry
Cold temperatures during the rainy season usually make your appetite bigger. But unfortunately, metabolism during this season is slower than usual. And you can imagine if you continue to indulge in such a large appetite without being supported by a good metabolism, this will certainly lead to obesity or what we know as obesity. You don’t want this to happen, do you? for that, adjust the way you eat and eat your portions during the rainy season, don’t let your big appetite lead you to obesity. In addition, try not to just indulge in snacking when the stomach is not too hungry. A stomach that is continuously filled without a balanced burning process will certainly not have a good impact on your health.
7. Pay attention to sleep patterns
The cold air during the rainy season makes you feel sleepy. But never ignore this drowsiness. Take time to rest and get enough sleep, but don’t sleep with excessive time or portions. The body that gets an excessive portion of sleep will make the body weak and stiff in the muscles. In addition, avoid staying up late or staying up late at night. Adequate sleep can restore stamina and improve the immune system. For this reason, make sure you have enough sleep at night.
8. Wear thick and warm clothes
Clothing will also affect your health in the rainy season. Thin and transparent clothes are not suitable to wear during this season, especially if you do more outdoor activities. For that, it’s good to switch to clothes that are more closed, thick and feel warm to your body. Clothes with a model like this will certainly keep you from the cold during the rainy season.
Here are 8 smart tips that you should apply when the rainy season arrives, so that the risk of health problems can be minimized. Hope it is useful!