Keep your nutrition up
Eating healthy food is the cheapest way to protect you from sickness. You can cook a hot soup to invigorate your body or eat vitamin C-rich foods to boost your immune system to help repulse flu and infection.
Wash your hands thoroughly
To keep you from getting colds, cough and influenza, regular hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. Wash your hands properly by lathering soap between your fingers, under your nails and the top of your hands. Then rinse and dry your hands thoroughly too.
Drink plenty of water
Keep your hydration levels up by drinking six to eight cups of water a day with a squeeze of lemon. Warm water gets your blood circulation going, which leads to a strong immune systems that can protect you against getting infections and allergies.
Always carry an umbrella
Getting wet from a sudden downpour can cause sudden change with body temperature that may lead to fever and colds. To avoid getting sick, don’t forget to bring your umbrella with you wherever you go. It’s not only the best rain gear, but also a sickness shield against cough, colds or fever when you’re caught up on a rainy day.
A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.