April is back, and it’s colder than ever. Coupled with endless cold, flu and everything else that comes with with cold season, it’s shaping up to be pretty rough.
April is the season of excitement, fun and greenery environment accompanied by easter festivities. However, the season also invites a number of health problems which is very difficult to be dealt with such illness. You should take proper precautions to avoid such health problems peeping into your body. Kids need extra care during this season to stay healthy.
Here are 8 ways to keep yourself sane during this bleak season.
1.Reduce length and temperature of showers:
Warming up in the winter with a long hot bath or shower may be tempting, but experts agree it can do more harm than good for your skin.
Long hot showers dry the skin considerably,Keep showers short and lukewarm to help maintain healthy, well-moisturized skin.
2.Protect yourself with petrolatum-based products:
Products like Vaseline,they prevent chafed, cracked and dry skin when spending time outdoors.
Apply these products to sensitive areas of the face such as the lips and inside of the nostrils for added skin protection.Especially when in counties like Nyandarua.
3.Getting dry skin in check:
Lather moisturizer on the body and sleep in cotton gloves or socks to combat dry skin.
In addition, keep hands warm and covered while outside to prevent dryness and optimize blood flow to the extremities.
4.Stay Healthy and Avoid Sickness
Cold weather may not directly cause colds, but cold season is definitely in full swing. You don’t have to hole yourself up to avoid getting sick, you just need to take a little extra care: get a good amount of sleep, wash your hands often.
5.Stay Active, Even in the Cold
Most of us tend to hole ourselves up during this cold season, which means lots more couch potato-ing—especially if you’re used to exercising outside. That means to stay fit and healthy, you should try twice as hard to stay active as you do during the summer. Luckily, you have a lot of options, from running to skiing or even biking. You can even keep exercising when you have a cold, though if your symptoms are below the neck, you should probably take a break.
6.Drive Safely on the road.
Rain may be pretty when it’s falling, but as soon as you have to drive somewhere, it becomes your worst enemy. Make sure your car is prepared for this season so you avoid any technical issues.
Know which streets are plowed, brake before you turn, and keep a healthy amount of space between you and the car in front of you.
You might want to stock your car with a few useful items too, like cooking spray for frozen doors, or kitty litter in case you get stuck (though floor mats may work in a pinch).
7.Keep Rain Gear With you Always – The most effective thing that you can do is to keep your rain gear always ready when you go out in the rainy season. A raincoat with hooded jacket and waterproof shoes are the best items.
8.Drink Plenty of Water – Water intake may reduce naturally because of the sudden drop in the temperature of the environment. It is good to drink plenty of water and do not wait to get thirsty to drink water. This will help you drain toxins from your body.
7 Common Illness Caused During Rainy Season
- Food infection
- Water infection
- Leptospirosos is caused by bacteria that can be carried either by a man or some animal. Its severe form can damage kidney, liver, meningitis and respiratory failure.
keep safe guys & enjoy your Holidays.