Monsoon is here again, and we all rejoice! It is the season of piping hot chai and pakoras, raincoats and umbrellas, and being nostalgic about childhood! However, as much fun as the rainy season is, unfortunately, it brings with it a host of illnesses and infections. So, like anything else in life, it is better to be prepared for it and take precautionary measures, so that you and your family are always protected against any monsoon illnesses. While it is recommended to buy health insurance, it is also advisable to implement these measures to safeguard your health this monsoon season:
Keep your hands clean
Although we have been washing and sanitizing our hands frequently during the pandemic, it is even more advisable to do that during the rains. This is because the monsoon can bring in harmful bacteria when you are out and about; so, it is always better to wash your hands with an antibacterial handwash or an antiseptic soap when you come back home. And when you are outside for a long time, it is highly recommended to use antibacterial hand sanitizer frequently (although, make sure you use hand cream at the end of the day to prevent your hands from becoming too dry or flaky).
Wear water-resistant shoes
You need to keep your feet as dry as possible during the monsoon if you want to keep diseases at bay. Avoid wearing socks and regular shoes during the four months of the rainy season. You can instead opt for water-resistant gumboots that do a great job keeping away the moisture from your feet and protect you against diseases.
Take regular showers
Monsoon is definitely not the time to skip showers! This is especially true if you get drenched in the rain – not only does the body temperature drop, inviting cold, flu, or other illnesses, being out in the rain can attract lots of germs. So, make sure to take a shower after you get wet in the rain to stabilize body temperature, and maintain good personal hygiene.
Eat a nutritious diet
Having healthy, balanced, nutritious meals is very important during monsoon to keep your immunity levels high. Not only will it cure any diseases, but having a good diet is also preventative against any monsoon-related infections or illnesses. Avoid outside or street food during this time and instead go for home-cooked, hot meals – make sure you add immunity-boosting ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, honey, mustard, coriander, and the like to keep yourself healthy and strong.
Have health insurance
It is as crucial to have health insurance as it is to take other precautions for your health. Buy health insurance to safeguard yourself against any diseases, whether monsoon-related or otherwise, and not let them burn a hole in your pocket. And not only yourself, but it is essential to also protect your family against diseases – you can always purchase family health insurance so that your family members are safe and sound. While you are at it, don’t forget the elderly – there is health insurance for senior citizens that is also available.
Monsoon is a wonderful time to enjoy yourself, so don’t let diseases come in the way of that – take good care of your health and have your health appropriately insured. Let monsoon be a time of fun, joy, lots of food, and shared memories! Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. For more details on benefits, exclusions, limitations, terms, and conditions, please read the sales brochure/policy wording carefully before concluding a sale.