The monsoon season is crucial for India as the rains affect the agricultural produce and yield of crops. Many dams, rivers and water reservoirs in India are fed by rains during this season.
Despite the best efforts of the water supplying authorities, water gets contaminated while flowing in pipelines for miles before reaching our home or due to the extra burden on water treatment facilities because of high levels of contaminants in source water during the monsoon season.
Stay wary of consuming water from contaminated sources
Water, before reaching your tap, undergoes a stringent treatment process. After this, it travels a long journey through various old, unclean, leaking, and corroded pipes. Apart from this, waterlines carrying treated water are without pressurised water for more than 20 hours a day in our cities. Without water, the gradient in pipelines also creates a vacuum, which may result in pulling in unhygienic material, in case there is a leaking joint. The probability of such accidents in pipelines is always high in monsoon due to water logging.
Focus on your immune system
In the monsoon season, people tend to fall sick more frequently. The reason for this spur is waterlogging due to rains, which increases the chances of mosquito breeding that acts as a vector for life-threatening diseases. Alternatively, seepage of rainwater through different points leads to water contamination. The season is also favourable for the growth/ multiplication of microorganisms. This results in higher incidence of communicable diseases due to direct consumption of contaminated water or food prepared with such water.
Follow hygiene practices
As the pandemic and the monsoon season coincide, maintaining hygiene today is paramount. Stay extra hygienic to keep harmful infections and diseases at bay. Add a few drops of antiseptic liquid in water while taking your daily shower and take a shower as soon as you reach home.
Exercise regularly at home
As the gyms across the nation stay shut due to the ongoing pandemic, you should do your exercise routine at home to stay fit and healthy. As you might not be able to go for your walks or runs on a regular basis due to the rains, it might be a good time to invest in an indoor cycle or treadmill as they will help you stay on track of your fitness schedule