The haze season is once again upon us. With no end date in sight as to when the haze would clear, it is a worrying time for Malaysians. Luckily, there are some survival techniques to survive the haze.
1) Water, water and more water!
Water is essential not only for hydration, but also to allow your kidneys to flush out the accumulated toxins from the haze. Aim for at least 3-4 litres of water per day to fight off the ill effects of the haze.
2) Limit Outdoor Activities
Walking in the haze is not healthy. Try to reschedule any outdoor activities or at least, limit them. Your lungs and eyes will thank you for it.
3) Skip the coffee
Now, we all crave for our caffeine rush in the early morning and mid-afternoons. However, coffee is dehydrating. During the haze season, try to skip the coffee and opt for tea for your caffeine fix.
4) Green Tea
Green Tea is not only great for weight management, but also rich with anti-oxidants. Your body will need all the anti-oxidants it can get to fight off those pesky haze substance that is in your body.
That's right, fruits! Aim for fruits that are rich in Vitamin C such as oranges and guavas. Fruit salad anyone?
6) Hit the Iron
You don’t need to wait for the New Year to sign up for a gym membership. Skip outdoor exercise and instead, exercise in the indoor gyms. You will need to build up your immune system so that you can tough it out during the haze.
7) Buff up your protein
Protein is not only for those fitness buffs. It is essential to increase your protein intake to build up your immunity and to allow your body to repair itself faster. Steak anyone?
8) Air Purifier
It’s about time to invest in a quality air purifier. It will help to trap the small particles that is in the air to make the air in your home cleaner
You may already be eating healthy and getting your vitamins from foods. However, consuming a multivitamin will help to ensure you get all the required vitamins and more! Load up on those multivitamins!
That’ right! Sleep is your best friend. Your body needs sufficient rest to allow the body to repair itself after a hard day's work of fighting against the haze particles in the air.