Monsoon Health Tips: Do’s And Don’ts To Stay Healthy During Rainy Season

Monsoon Health Tips

When the monsoon knocks after severe summer heat, it gives a relaxing and pleasant feeling. People also tempted to eat pakodas and bhajiyas from local shops and street vendors. This food looks very yummy, but the risk of infection is also high. Highly humid environment tends to bog down the body’s digestive capability that promotes infection like viral fever, flu (cold and cough), diarrhoea, typhoid, dengue, malaria etc. Monsoon Health Tips: Do’s And Don’ts To Stay Healthy During Rainy Season

By following guidelines and making little changes in our lifestyle, we can avoid infections caused by the rainy season and stay healthy. Here’s what to do and what not to do to stay healthy during monsoon.  To Stay Healthy During Rainy Season

What To Do and What Not To Do To Stay Healthy During Monsoon


 Follow Healthy Diet:

By having healthy food, your body getting nourished with vitamins, proteins that make the body strong to fight against infections. Eat moderate quantities of light and boiled like brown rice and oats; they are easily digestible. Follow Healthy Diet - healthy Diet for Monsoon

  • Consume more fruits in the rainy season as fruits help increase immunity and restore energy. Apple, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are some of the best fruits you could eat. Some bitter vegetables and herbs like bitter gourd, neem also help to protect against infections.
  • You must have warm drinks and fluids in the monsoon. Boil water with ginger, tulsi and honey and drink the juice, as its great mechanism for digestion and protect viral infection.

Maintain Good Personal Hygiene

  • Always wash your hand and feet whenever you come from outside. Make a habit of washing your hands frequently before and after eating food. If you don’t have access to a tap, then keep a sanitizer handy. Maintain Good Personal Hygiene

Always Wear Dry Clothes and Footwear

  • Wear waterproof shoes or open footwear. Keeping an extra pair of clothes and footwear in the office is a good idea.
  • Always carry an umbrella or raincoat so that you will get wet by rain during the monsoon.

Take Vitamin C To Boost Your Immunity

  • Taking vitamin C in as natural state or as a supplement form will significantly help improve your immunity against cold and flu.
  • Exercise regularly for 30 minutes helps flush out excess moisture and potentially harmful bacteria from your body and drink enough water.

Keep Your Home Clean and Pest Free

  • Make sure that there is no rain water logging surrounded your home because it was prone to the growth of mosquitoes and other harmful microbial infections.
  • If you suspect that black mould is growing in your home, use baking soda or vinegar to remove it. Dissolve some baking soda or vinegar into the water, use a spray bottle or dip a cloth to wipe it off.
  • Use insect repellent to keep mosquitoes& flies away.

Not To Do To Stay Healthy During Monsoon


  • Due to highly humid weather causes the digestion process to slow down and fried snacks, this can cause bloating, gas or acidity, so we must stop craving fried foods during the rainy season. Not To Do To Stay Healthy During Monsoon
  • Avoid as much as possible street food, roadside stalls as these are the major cause of gastrointestinal problems.
  • Do not make up your liquid consumption with fizzy, caffeinated, and alcoholic beverages and drinks as the preservatives and sugars in them act as diuretics.
  • Avoid wearing artificial jewellery, due to humid climate, they may react with sweat which prone to rashes, discolouration on the skin.
  • Your hands are the biggest infection carriers so, don’t rub or touch your face and eyes with hands because there are possibilities of transferring harmful germs which could make you sick.
  • Taking a shower immediately after getting in the rain can also protect your body from harmful infections.

Priya Singha
Priya Singha: Priya is a freelance writer with an experience of 4+ years of her writing career. She pursued her Masters from DDU, Gorakhpur. She is very passionate about writing and is fond of writing short articles and blogs. She even has worked for several companies. Writing articles in the field of Health & Fitness, Beauty, Home Remedies and Travel are some of her most interested topics and brings out the best in her.