With the soothing rains replacing the intense summer heat, the change in seasons brings both relief and health-related issues. While the rain provides a welcomed break, it also introduces health challenges that become more noticeable during this period.
The shift in seasons typically impacts me because it’s a time when my family tends to experience a higher frequency of illnesses such as allergies, the flu, and coughs & colds. The fluctuating weather and increased humidity seem to exacerbate these health issues, making it essential for us to take extra precautions during this time. As we persistently encounter rainy days, it’s beneficial to keep these essentials on hand for maintaining your health, staying cozy, and feeling comfortable throughout the downpour.
Umbrella: Stay-dry comfort – Of course, number one on the list is an umbrella. If I would look at the bags of most Filipinos, I’ll most likely find an umbrella. It’s like a trusty sidekick in the crazy weather rollercoaster we experience daily. One minute, we’re under the scorching heat, and the next, we could be caught in a downpour with gusty winds. Having an umbrella on hand keeps me prepared for whatever weather surprise comes my way.
Tea: A cup of warmth – There’s nothing quite like wrapping my hands around a warm mug of tea as the rain taps against the windowpane. The soothing warmth of tea instantly makes me feel snug and content, making it the ultimate comfort drink for gloomy weather. I always choose a selection of soothing herbal teas such as chamomile, lavender, or ginger, which not only provide warmth but also have calming and digestive properties. Sometimes, I add some honey or lemon for an extra touch of sweetness and flavor!
Soup: Comfort food for the soul – For many Filipinos, soup has always been a comfort food especially during the rainy days. Whether it’s the beloved Filipino classics like sinigang, tinola, or bulalo, or a simple yet heartwarming bowl of pumpkin soup, these have always been a go-to choice for me especially when I want some warmth!
Essential oils: Aromatherapy for comfort – Call me a tita but I love indulging in essential oils. These tiny miracles are made from plant extracts, and they have the power to turn my day around with just a sniff! Lavender essential oils can help reduce stress, while eucalyptus essential oils can provide relief from congestion, making it easier to breathe in the damp weather. It’s great as a sleep aid, too!
Essential vitamins and medicines: Defense and immunity booster – No rainy-day care package is complete without essential vitamins and medicines. It’s wise to have them on hand during days when I’m feeling under the weather. This rainy season, I make sure I always have Paracetamol, Vitamin C and Lagundi Leaf. And to make sure I have ample supply of quality and affordable generic medicines and vitamins, I always go to Generika Drugstore.
Through its house brand products Actimed Generics and Nutrawell Supplements, Generika Drugstore makes flu and allergy relief medications accessible and affordable.
With these rainy-day essentials, ramdam ko ang ginhawa ngayong tag-ulan, ramdam ko pa ang ginhawa sa bulsa with the vitamins and medicines from Generika Drugstore!
Generika Drugstore is part of the Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, that aims to provide Filipinos access to affordable, quality healthcare.
Since 2003, Generika Drugstore has been championing access to quality affordable generic medicines and has continued to expand by putting up more branches not only in key cities and municipalities, but also in small towns and barangays.
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