It’s that time of the year again. The days can get very wet, cold, and dreary; making it easy for you to fall ill. The current spike in Covid-19 cases is also an issue as most of the symptoms can get aggravated when the weather is cold. Despite all these, you can still stay healthy if you take proper precautions and intentionally keep safe.

Here are some ways that you could stay healthy during the rainy season.

Cover Up

Wear weather-appropriate clothes that are not too flimsy or thick. Checking the weather forecast daily can also help you determine your outfit choice for the day. The weather tends to get colder at night, so ensure you are also covered properly before going to bed.

Maintain a balanced diet

To boost your immunity and stay healthy this season, make sure you maintain a healthy diet. Eat less of processed food and more of fresh food, fruits, and vegetables. Ensure your food is properly cleaned and stored. It is also best to avoid roadside food as much as possible and opt for home-cooked meals instead.

Use insecticides!

The rainy season comes with a lot of mosquitoes. One way to prevent them from dwelling in your home and workspace is to spray insecticides. You can also opt for a mosquito-treated net in your bedroom or use mosquito repellent creams when you are going outdoor. When using insecticides, remember to leave the room after spraying to prevent you from inhaling the toxic components.

Stay away from the downpours

Although, it can be fun playing in the rain and reliving childhood memories, avoid being caught in the rain as much as possible this season. If you can’t avoid it, make sure you clean up and keep warm when you get to your destination. For the rest of the season, it’s best to always have an umbrella or raincoat with you when you go out. Watch out for open manholes and ditches on the road as well when walking in the rain.

Observe Covid 19 safety protocols

COVID 19 cases are increasing daily here in Nigeria. Remember to observe the usual safety protocol; use your nose mask, maintain social distancing, wash your hands, and use alcohol-based sanitizers as often as possible. Clean all handles and frequently touched surfaces at work and in your home to prevent contracting Covid 19. Contact the NCDC for assistance or talk to a doctor via our Telemedicine feature on the mobile app if you have COVID 19 symptoms. Above all, get vaccinated to reduce the risks of getting severely ill.

It starts with you! Remember that your lifestyle contributes a great deal to your health. Make the right choices for your health and that of others around you by choosing to live a healthy lifestyle.

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