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Healthy Habits to Avoid Falling Sick During Monsoon

The much-awaited monsoon season in India brings a lot of joy, but the increased risk of exposure to diseases comes with all the fun. Therefore, you must follow healthy habits to avoid falling sick in monsoon.

  • 4,192 Views | Updated on: Jul 27, 2023

In India, rain brings us life and energy, offering much-needed relief to the scorched land. However, besides being refreshing, the heavy rains also provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a humid environment, which are responsible for causing microbe-borne diseases. During the monsoon season, bacteria, germs, and mosquitoes grow faster as they get the right temperature to multiply. Some common diseases during the monsoon season include malaria, dengue, flu, chikungunya, leptospirosis, etc.

The chances of falling sick during monsoon increase significantly. To stay fit and healthy, one needs to maintain proper hygiene. But, maintaining hygiene is not the only solution that can prevent you from falling sick. You must follow numerous healthy habits to avoid falling sick in monsoon.

7 Fail-Proof Ways To Prevent Falling Sick During Monsoon

Let’s have a look at some of the ways how to avoid falling sick in monsoon: -

Drink Clean Water

Getting stomach-related health issues during rain due to contaminated water is quite common. To stay safe and healthy, you must get a water filter at your home (based on water filtration needs in your locality). you can also go for boiled drinking water. If you travel, take your water bottle with you or rely on sealed, packaged water.

Healthy Habits to Avoid Falling Sick During Monsoon

Avoid Street Food

Street/junk foods are spicy, unhealthy food items that can lead to bloating, acidity, and indigestion. The vegetables and water used in making these food items get exposed to constant humidity and can even be contaminated, which causes the consumer to get affected with various infections ranging from typhoid to cholera.

Insect Repellents to Prevent Mosquitoes

Avoid walking on pavements and roads that are filled with excess rainwater. These water-filled roads are breeding grounds for mosquitoes that are carriers of life-threatening diseases like Malaria and Dengue. To protect yourself from mosquito-borne disease, use insect repellents and mosquito nets, and wear full sleeve clothes while going out, especially in the evening.

Prioritize your health and Get Lab Tests

It is advisable to consult your doctor if you observe any specific symptoms or feel unwell. Primary symptoms like fever, runny nose, cold, cough, or joint and muscle pain can commonly be seen in multiple diseases, and you cannot know what’s causing your symptoms without a proper diagnosis. Hence, you must get appropriate tests done to identify the root cause of the illness.

Increase Vitamin C Intake

The monsoon season is associated with viral fevers, allergic reactions, and other viral infections. The air-borne bacteria also increase during such weather. Therefore, you must increase your immunity to remain healthy and fit during the monsoon season. One of the preferred health precautions to be taken in monsoon is to increase your Vitamin C intake. You can go for a Vitamin C-rich diet with sprouts, fresh green vegetables, and citrus fruits like oranges.

Destroy Mosquitoes Breeding Grounds

Mosquitoes are nasty little insects that can make one’s life miserable. But, fear not! You can easily find your way to a mosquito-free residence with proper precautions. For this, make sure there is no open water storage in your home. Also, ensure that the drains are not clogged, and no rainwater is stagnant in your nearby areas. Mosquitos multiply in stagnant water; removing their sources will help you immensely.

Safe Distance from Sick People

Since the viral or common flu is transferable, therefore, you must stay at a safe distance from the sick people. While traveling, stay at a distance from visibly ill people to avoid the chances of getting sick.


Seasonal sicknesses are very frequent and common. These are some of the health precautions to be taken in monsoon to stay healthy and fit. A healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, and precautionary measures like health insurance and the lifestyle options mentioned above can help you keep these diseases at bay.

- A Consumer Education Initiative series by Kotak Life

Amit Raje
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Amit Raje

Amit Raje is an experienced marketer who has worked in various Fintechs and leading Financial companies in India. With focused experience in Digital, Amit has pioneered multiple digital commerce in India. Now, close to two decades later, he is the vice president and head of the D2C business department. He masters the skill of strategic management, also being certified in it from IIMA. He has challenged his challenges and contributed his efforts in this journey of digital transformation.

Amit Raje
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Prasad Pimple has a decade-long experience in the Life insurance sector and as EVP, Kotak Life heads Digital Business. He is responsible for developing user friendly product journeys, creating consumer awareness and helping consumers in identifying need for life insurance solutions. He has 20+ years of experience in creating and building business verticals across Insurance, Telecom and Banking sectors

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