The Rainy Season is Here

The rainy season is a time of joy and celebration for many people. But it can also be a time of health risks, as the wet weather can create ideal conditions for the spread of germs and diseases.

Wash your hands often: This is the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet, before eating, and after being in contact with sick people or animals.

Drink plenty of fluids: Staying hydrated is important for overall health, but it's especially important during the rainy season. The humid weather can make you sweat more, so it's important to replace those fluids. Drink plenty of water, juice, or other clear fluids

Avoid contact with stagnant water: Stagnant water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can carry diseases like malaria and dengue fever. Avoid wading through or swimming in stagnant water, and keep your yard free of standing water

Eat a healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet will help keep your immune system strong, which will help you fight off infection. Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet

Get enough sleep: When you're well-rested, your body is better able to fight off infection. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

Stay indoors when possible: If you can, avoid going out in the rain when it's possible. If you do go out, be sure to wear rain gear and boots to protect yourself from the elements.