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Remember these 4 tips to avoid falling sick during changing seasons

Published on:31 January 2021, 13:36pm IST
Season change is often marked by more people getting sick, particularly at the hands of the cold and flu. Here’s how you can ensure you don’t fall ill.
Grace Bains
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No, sweater weather isn’t over just yet! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Sweater weather is almost over and spring seems to be around the corner! Each season is unique and is looked forward to for different reasons. It is, however, quite irritating when we’re stuck right in the middle of change. When seasons change, it starts feeling like nature is playing hot-and-cold with us—quite literally.

This uncertainty of temperature and weather conditions is often marked by more people getting sick, particularly catching a cold. Well, it’s mostly because people make the rookie mistake of getting too impatient and transitioning from winter to summer too soon! Yes, this means that you can avoid getting sick amidst this season change by actively avoiding certain things and taking a few precautions.

Here are four things to keep in mind as the weather starts changing:

1. Drink enough water

It’s the most overused but also the most important piece of advice, especially when it comes to avoiding illness amidst changing seasons. You see, drinking enough water will help you flush out all the toxins. What’s more, it will keep your nasal passage and throat moist which will not give bacteria a chance to stick around. In addition, you need to stay extremely hydrated to clear out mucus from your body. So, make sure you’re drinking at least 8 glasses of H2O every single day in order to stay healthy.

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Staying hydrated as the season changes is your body’s best defence. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Don’t give in to the temptation of switching on the fan

Do we want to? Yes. But, should we? Not at all! When we’re in the middle of seasons, it might feel warm and you will probably want to switch on the fan but doing so is a bad idea. You don’t want your body to be exposed to such drastic changes in the temperature because such an occurrence can lead you to fall sick. From a headache to a dry and sore throat, just flipping the switch can cause quite a few problems.

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3. Continue wearing warm clothes

Shedding some layers is absolutely alright but giving up on your cardigans and sweatshirts just yet isn’t the greatest idea. During winters, we wear woollen clothes to stay warm and also stay protected against the winds. Not wearing warm clothes can lead to exposure and cause illnesses such as the flu. Now, the temperatures might be on the higher side when seasons are transitioning, but that doesn’t mean you can stop protecting yourself from the cold. Quickly switching to summer clothing might make you sick.

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Don’t be in a hurry to shed off your winter clothes! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Don’t skip your workout

There is absolutely no excuse when it comes to workout sessions. The winters might have put you into a phase of laziness, but you need to get back to exercising, particularly when the seasons are changing. You see, exercising improves blood circulation and boosts the immune system. This can keep illnesses at bay. What’s more, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine notes that physical activity can reduce the duration of a cold which is one of the most common diseases associated with the season change. So, get your sports shoes out and make a move!

These small steps will go a long way in ensuring you stay healthy when the seasons are changing!

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Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book.