Monsoon Health Precautions: Do’s and Don’ts


The monsoon season brings relief from scorching heat, but it also poses health challenges. To stay healthy during this time, follow these essential precautions:

1. Drink Clean and Boiled Water

  • Do: Ensure that you drink pure water. Boil drinking water before consumption to prevent waterborne diseases.
  • Don’t: Consume untreated water from unreliable sources.

2. Maintain Personal Hygiene

  • Do: Take a shower every day. Humidity during monsoons can lead to skin infections, so cleanliness is crucial.
  • Don’t: Neglect personal hygiene or stay wet for long periods.

3. Scrub Fruits and Vegetables

  • Do: Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Monsoon brings increased chances of contamination.
  • Don’t: Consume unwashed produce.

4. Avoid Street Food and Junk Food

  • Do: Opt for home-cooked meals. Street food may be contaminated, leading to stomach infections.
  • Don’t: Indulge in unhygienic street food.

5. Carry an Umbrella or Raincoat

  • Do: Protect yourself from getting drenched in the rain. Wet clothes can lead to colds and flu.
  • Don’t: Forget to carry rain protection.

6. Stay Hydrated

  • Do: Maintain adequate fluid intake. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, stay hydrated.
  • Don’t: Ignore your body’s need for water.

7. Get Enough Sleep

  • Do: Prioritize rest. A good night’s sleep boosts immunity and overall health.
  • Don’t: Sacrifice sleep for other activities.

8. Exercise Regularly

  • Do: Follow an exercise regimen. Physical activity enhances immunity and keeps you fit.
  • Don’t: Be sedentary during monsoons.

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