Illnesses don’t take a vacation. Worry no more; keeping in mind these few reminders can better prepare you for whatever the weather may bring.
Medium or well done?
Don’t let thick clouds fool you into leaving your sunscreen at home. Clouds do a great job of blocking sunlight, but not harmful UV rays. In fact, up to 80% of UV rays can pass through them. Sunburn, aside from being painful, can also increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
The morning warmth of the sun is welcoming and you need it for a dose of vitamin D, but better seek shade as soon as it reaches its peak. Eating healthily has its fair share too. Food rich in lycopene, polyphenols, omega-3 fatty acids, saturated fats, and antioxidants like astaxanthin make the skin naturally resistant to UV damage.
Under the weather
With the climate rapidly changing, heavy rains will no longer be an uncommon sight. This unpredictable nature of the weather is bound to bring some respiratory ailments like a cold or cough, which can force you to stay indoors. Waiting them out by getting plenty of bed rest and fluids is one incredibly simple approach to making them go away. Some studies suggest taking Vitamin C, such as the non-acidic and stomach-friendly HBS Immuno-C, to shorten the duration of the cold and get you back into action.
It’s also a good idea to beef up your immune system with HBS Colostrum to ward off other threatening illnesses.
Getaways mean food, and searing weather means food spoils faster. Too keep yourself from being poisoned on the road, start with yourself: wash your hands before eating. When dining out, always check if the food served is cooked thoroughly; if not send it back for a second pass. Check the labels of canned and packed products to avoid ingesting anything beyond shelf life.
If symptoms such as diarrhea manifest, rehydrate by taking in clean water with rehydration salts or a sports drink. If your health worsens or if you start passing blood, call for a doctor.