The Philippines has officially entered the rainy season, and we should all take care to not catch a pesky cough, cold, or fever.
Here are some ways in which you can keep your health in check while enjoying the chilly weather.
1. Wash Your Hands: The transition to cold weather naturally weakens your immune system that is used to the tropical climate, and prevention is always better than having to constantly nurse yourself back to health. Hand hygiene is one of the best preventive measures against unwanted illness, so washing your hands before eating and after being in contact with sick people can help keep the germs at bay.
2. Arm Yourself With Tissues: Getting colds is common this time of the year, so it is best to be prepared. Sneezing or coughing into tissue (with proper disposal) rather than your hand lowers the risk of spreading germs.
3. Avoid Sharing: As germs spread more easily during the colder months of the year, it is best to lessen your use of shared items. Even if you take your necessary precautions, other people may not be as considerate. Get into the habit of carrying your own pen to avoid using the communal pen that you use to fill up forms at banks and other establishments. Bringing hand sanitizer also gives you a more convenient option when you have to use communal items and spaces, such as handling doorknobs or using the restroom.
4. Healthy Diet and Proper Sleep: the cold weather would make anyone want to spend their day eating junk food and watching their favorite movies until the break of dawn, but do not let the shorter days and longer nights distract you from leading a healthy lifestyle.
5. Daily Multivitamins: a daily intake of multivitamins can help strengthen your immune system against germs and bacteria. Enervon, for example, a nutritional supplement to help promote increased energy and enhance the immune system. Helping your body along by supplying the nutrients it may need is vital in ensuring that you stay healthy through the cold months ahead.