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Quick tips for a rainy day
Samreedhi Sharma Goel
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June 19, 2006

Food poisoning and gastroenteritis are always on the rise during that "in-between" season when we move from summer to the monsoons.

The high humidity in the atmosphere, in cities like Mumbai, promotes the growth of disease causing bacteria.

Here are some pointers to keep in mind to avoid falling ill this rainy season.

Eating out

Make food your medicine

If you already have a cold or a sore throat, these natural remedies are excellent.

Another common ailment is a stomach upset.

If you do end up with an upset stomach make sure you drink plenty of liquids in the form of water or coconut water.

Always keep oral rehydration salts sachets handy to prevent dehydration. You get them readymade at any chemist.

But, even if it is a minor illness, try as far as possible not to self medicate; always take the opinion of your doctor immediately.

Quick tips

And don't forget, drinking an adequate amount of water is necessary thoughout the year. Even in the monsoons when you rarely feel thirsty. If you are used to drinking water straight from the tap, boil it and refrigerate immediately after it cools to cut down the risk of water borne diseases.

Do you have any tips for a rainy day? Why don't you share it with other readers?

Samreedhi Sharma Goel is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. She runs Size Wise, her training studio. She also conducts fitness workshops. Besides training with the International Sports Science Association, USA, she has a post-graduate diploma in nutrition and food technology and writes for a variety of publications.


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