Make it Through the Rain: How to Survive the Rainy Season

The Notebook - Raining

You can make it through the rain. Oh yes, you can!  Perhaps, you can even enjoy dancing in the rain, or spend some heartwarming moments á la Noah and Allie of The Notebook. How adorably cute is that!

But beware! While the start of rainy season can be a relief from the scorching summer heat, the risk of catching various diseases are also just a doorstep away. Uh oh,there goes our Notebook scene… Instead of dancing in the rain, you may actually end up spending the day tucked under your bed, taking medicine for cough and cold.

Worry not! You can still make the most out of the rainy season with these handy tips.

Wash Your Hands

that's right, wash your hands!

It still is the secret. You know very well how germs accumulate on your hands as you hug your friend, cuddle your dog, throw garbage away, hug your friend and cuddle your dog… wait, what?  You offer those germs free travel as you touch your eyes, nose and mouth. So, wash your hands frequently. Yes, it’s hard to keep your hands germs-free. But hey! Washing limits those undesired and unwelcomed microorganisms. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Eat Healthy Food

eat your vegetables!

Ah ah! (Read this while doing a Z finger snap)  This one is not over rated. You hear it a thousand times, but you keep on stuffing yourself with soft drinks, junk food soft drinks and junk food. Do you know what you are doing with your body? Ah ah!

Eating the right food boosts your immune system and helps repulse flu and infection. You should try eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day and with every meal. But healthy food does not mean a boring color palette of green and dark green and yellow green. In fact, the brighter color, the better. Colorful, deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants—and different colors provide different benefits, so don’t eat broccoli all the time.

Take Vitamin C

Juno on sunny d vitamin C

This vitamin always gets attention in health tips and guidelines. But why not? For a hundred reasons, Vitamin C deserves the attention it gets – yes, all the mentions and attribution and health advice including this article you are reading now.

Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. It is also an antioxidant that your body uses to be strong and healthy. It maintains bones, muscles, and blood vessels. It also helps in collagen formation and iron absorption of your body.

On, the wonderful benefits of Vitamin C! Good thing, it is naturally found in vegetables and fruits, especially oranges and other citrus fruits. And yes, vitamin C pills and chewable tablets are abundant in the market. So what’s your excuse, huh?

Drink Plenty of Water

drink lot's of water.. like this cat!

Your body is 60% water. The rain is almost 100% water. So what’s with adding more water to your life?

Drinking plenty of water helps maintain the balance of your body fluids. These bodily fluids help in digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

Ready Your Rain Gear

Make It Through The Rain - Medicine For Cough and Cold

Your regular “kikay kit” will do you no good this rainy season. You don’t want to be a soaking mess, just in case the rain pours heavily all of sudden. So grab a bigger bag where you can put a jacket, umbrella or rain coat inside.

During light rains, your umbrella will keep you dry and warm. However, during strong winds your umbrella might cave under the pressure – your rain coat is a good alternative. Your jacket is your best buddy at home, in the office, in the school, or inside a café as you sip a cup of coffee and work.

So, that’s it fellas! Enjoy the rainy season. Smiling at the rain is better than to frown all day and complain about it.