How not to fall ill during seasonal changes
You can’t stop the seasons from changing but protecting yourself from getting ill is in your hands. It’s not the season change that’s the main culprit but germs that raise heads with the change in temperature. With change in weather comes the change in your lifestyle, clothing, and even timings to go out and back.
Why do we make these changes? Do we do all this voluntarily or something compels us? Yes, the change in temperature and weather compels us to make choices. if we make changes to our daily routine and way of life with the season change, then it’s only natural of our body to do so too. Here, we should understand one thing that health and personal care are intermingled and one dictates the other one. In order to protect ourselves during seasonal changes, we must humbly adapt and adopt.
Around the globe, health facilities are inundated with the load of patients reporting to Eye, Nose, and throat Department (ENT), in order to get their allergies and other flu symptoms checked when season is changing. Unless you go to your doctor, you won’t find out what germs are responsible for your condition.
To be honest, most of us don’t rush to the ER for symptoms such as headache or a runny nose and there’s no need to do so but when you notice that even after doing everything, you just can’t get rid of the annoying headache and runny nose, then it’s time to pay a visit to your health provider. Some of the symptoms that come with flu are sore throat, fever, sneezing, cough, runny nose, nausea and vomiting, headache, body aches, and fatigue.
If the condition is caused by a virus, then the symptoms will resolve on their own in about two weeks but if the culprit is a bacterium, you might need antibiotics to fight your war.
Adapt and adopt
Good health is not something that comes from being over protective or gulping multivitamins. It comes from practicing a healthy routine that helps you maintain good hygiene. The first and foremost thing to do, if one wants to avoid getting sick, is to stop the spreading germs. Washing hands with bar soap and water for 20 seconds is one of the most effective things to do to keep your hands clean.
If you can’t get your hands on a soap or if water is not available, then the best option would be to sanitize hands. Using an instant hand sanitizer might help you keep germs at bay when you are out and about.
Taking proper meals
Skipped meals result in inadequate nutrition which in turn leads to a weakened immune system and this may leave your body vulnerable and open to germs and viruses. You don’t want that, do you? In order to make sure that your body’s defense system is working smoothly, take a proper diet and healthy meals.
Know which fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals and make them a part of your daily life. Most of all, keep those vitamin C rich foods in the loop.
Don’t be a big head
Don’t make the mistake of thinking yourself as Hercules and someone invincible. Diseases and illness can bring down the best of the best and you are not an exception, so staying safe is a good option to avoiding those illnesses. Infectious diseases are contagious and can spread from one person to another.
Working in closed environments with an infected person makes you highly susceptible to getting the same infection. Wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance will help you to stay safe.
Exercising at least 4 times in a week will give a boost to your immune system and help you stay active. An active body is a healthy body that is more likely to recover early and less likely to get ill. Being physically active has its own perks and you get to see them once you follow a healthy routine.
Cook food safely
Prepare food with care and wash hands before and after preparing food. Germs are everywhere and might end up on your food too, therefore make sure that you are cooking food hygienically.
So these are some of the things that can help you avoid illness during seasonal changes. Identifying and avoiding triggers can help you keep safe all year around, not just during seasonal changes.