Monsoon is everyone’s favourite, because it provides respite from the severe summer heat. But, unfortunately, it also brings with it a host of diseases!
Following are some preventive measures you can take to stay healthy this season:
- Take a shower as soon as you reach home after getting soaked in rain – If you get drenched in rain, it’s important to take a hot shower, to get rid of the germs. Also, avoid entering in an air-conditioned room when you are wet, as you can easily get cold and cough with the change in temperature.
- Avoid eating street food – We all crave for hot pakoras and spicy street food in these rains, but the chances of these foods being contaminated are higher in this season. Street food can wait, but your health can’t. So, avoid these foods if you want to enjoy the rains in the best of your health!
- Keep your house clean – Viral infections like malaria, dengue, typhoid and cholera are rampant during this season. So, keep your house clean and pest-free, and replace the broken drainpipes as they are the breeding ground for germs.
- Wash your hands frequently – We all struggle with seasonal flus and cold at this time of the weather. Therefore, it’s important to wash hands before/after we eat to prevent diseases and infections.
- Keep yourself hydrated – Staying hydrated is the solution for all your health problems; as it builds up your resistance to fight infections. Drink at least 10 glasses of water and avoid tea, coffee if you can, and switch to green tea/juices to stay healthy.
If you still get ill even after following all the preventive measures, don’t hesitate to visit a doctor for the treatment! You can also avail Oncquest’s health tests to stay protected against these common monsoon diseases like Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, Diarrhea and Typhoid.
Stay safe and have a happy monsoon!
Today’s desk jobs, sedentary lifestyle and workplace pressures escalate stress levels, taking a toll on one’s heart. Not only old people, but youngsters are also prone to these heart diseases.
Here we bring some simple tips to make your heart happier & healthier!
- Quit Smoking – This has to be the first step towards a healthier heart! The risk of heart disease reduces by 50 percent, as soon as one quits smoking. WHO also reports that the risk of coronary heart disease in non-smokers is about half that of a smoker’s. So, before you pick that next cigarette, remind yourself of all the health risks associated with it. It’s high time you take your health seriously!
- Watch your weight – Being overweight can double your risk of heart diseases. So, get up, move a little – take stairs instead of lifts, stick to a healthy, balanced diet and be physically active. Don’t lose those extra kilos for anyone but you; your heart will thank you later!
- Don’t sit for too long – Sitting for long hours at one place can increase your risk of various diseases, including heart ailments. Even if your job involves sitting all day, don’t forget to get up and go for a walk every hour.
- Get enough sleep – No matter what your age is, getting enough sleep is the key to keep your heart healthy! 7-8 hours of sleep is imperative to keep all cardiovascular diseases at bay!
- Look after your mental health – Depression is not taken seriously in our country, but the truth is that people with depression have a higher chance of heart diseases. Therefore, look after your mental health, if you feel stressed, talk to your family/friends. Don’t let depression become a threat to your health.
Take care of yourself and let your heart be happy!
Heat and humidity majorly affect people with chronic diseases! And if you have diabetes, the situation gets worsen in the summer.
Follow these tips for a stress-less summer!
- Stay hydrated – Dehydration can happen on these very hot summer days whether you have diabetes or not. But if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful about your liquid intake. Keep yourself fully hydrated by drinking at least 10-12 glasses of water every day.
- Check blood glucose levels regularly – Summer heat can make your blood glucose levels to fluctuate. Don’t forget to carry lots of liquid and snacks wherever you go. It’s more important than ever in these summers!
- Don’t ignore the signs of heat exhaustion – People with diabetes are more susceptible to heat. So if you are at work, or if you are exercising outdoors, don’t ignore the signs of heat exhaustion. Some symptoms are: headaches, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, fainting, and if you experience these symptoms, don’t think twice before moving to a cooler environment, and seek medical attention.
- Do not store insulin in extreme temperatures – Always store insulin or blood glucose meter or strips at a dry, cool place. Don’t ever put them in a freezer on under direct sunlight.
- Exercise at a cool place or at moderate temperatures – Don’t exercise under a fan in this dreadful summer, always exercise at a cool place like at an air conditioned gym, or exercise in the evening with moderate temperature.
Diabetes can also have serious health complications, if not taken care of! Keep a track of your diabetes with Oncquest’s affordable Fitness Health Package! Get screened at the comfort of home, and avail the reports online.
Stay safe this season and don’t let summer heat take a toll on your health!