The rains are here again. So, the following precautionary tips should keep you safe and healthy for optimum productivity during this season.
- Avoid walking in the rain: as tempting as it might be to ‘feel the atmospheric coolness’, walking in the rain makes you prone to a host of viral diseases which can also cause fungal infections at the feet and nails.
- Prepare a rain gear: be it umbrella, hooded raincoat, waterproof shoes or boots, it is important to always have a set handy to avoid getting drenched when it rains, even unexpectedly.
- If your feet get wet, dry them and avoid staying in wet socks or shoes.
- If you get drenched or wet, avoid sitting in an airconditioned room or environment to avoid intense cold.
- In case you’re caught in the rain, having an extra pair of clothes and footwear in the office is a good idea.
- Diseases during the rainy season are usually water-borne. Therefore, you must take extra care of water you drink, use in cooking and overall usage of water.
- Endeavour to drink enough water regardless of your activity level. By doing this, it helps keep your system well hydrated throughout the day.
- Advisably (though not popular), take a shower after getting drenched. This helps to normalise the body temperature and shake off the cold caused by the rains.