Are you planning to come and study here in Australia? Universities commence the study period in July which may be the peak of cold season.  Well, you have to make sure to know the weather and climate. Apparently, many international students prefer the University July Intakes especially those who are from tropical and subtropical countries to enjoy the cold season.

Australia is a continent that experiences a variety of climates due to its size. The temperature can range from below zero in the Snowy Mountains in southern Australia to extreme heat in the Kimberley region in the north-west of the continent. Due to the size of the continent, there is not one single seasonal calendar for the entire continent. Instead there are six climatic zones and this translates as two main seasonal patterns.

While the summer season sets in to the different parts of the world, it is the time for Australia to relish the cold season. It was just few weeks back when we started to feel the breezy and cold winds all over the city and yes, we are still in autumn by the way. Some would love this season and I know some wants to get rid of it. It is a scientific observation that every cold or winter season is the crowning time for colds and flu.

According to CDC (Centre for Disease Control), winter and cold temperature can be hazardous. Though many love to stay indoors during this season, it is not a guarantee that it would more likely make you safe and healthy. But, making your home warm is an absolute answer to make you comfortable. How about the outdoor lovers? Well, you have to deal with it.

So for all students who wish to study in Australia, here are the simple and easy ways that might help you get away from any sickness when dealing with the cold season:

  • Wear Appropriate Clothing.

    It is recommended for you to use layers of light, warm clothing. In addition, you can use mittens, hats, scarves and waterproof boots which can make you feel warmer.

  • Wash Your Hands Regularly.

    Different health institutions always remind the public of the importance of proper hand washing or hand hygiene. The rise of infection can be attributed to cold weather. So if I were you, I will keep on mind to wash my hands before and after any tasks or activities.

  • Avoid Contact with Sick People

    Colds and flu are always active during cold season. Flu is caused by variety of microbes. Avoiding close contact with signs of flu like colds, cough, sneezing or even avoiding touching them will help you avoid exposure.

  • Get Plenty of Sleep

    Sleep makes you regain power after a tiring day. Remember that each day, our body is exposed to different stressors. Moreover, it gives time to your body to recharge and replenish after a stressful work. Believe it or not, sleep boosts your immune system.

  • Eat Healthy and Stay Active

    Cold season usually makes people inactive, some prefer lying down and do nothing. But this shouldn’t be a case, staying active will make your cells work and keep your body warm.

    Eating healthy, of course as a general knowledge, will make your immune system stronger. Make sure to add more fruits, vegetables, and lots of proteins and carbo on your diet. Vitamin supplement can be of great help but always remember that supplements are not replacements. You know what I mean.

  • Stay Hydrated

    Most people are not fond of taking fluids when it is cold. Remember that our body is made up of mostly water. A deficient volume may give you potential harm or disease. Drinking plenty of water even during cold season is crucial in staying healthy.

  • Don’t Count on Alcohol

    People, mostly men, find alcohol as a remedy to keep the body warm. Remember that the season is not just a week or two. Continued alcohol consumption predisposes you to dependence. It is a fact that alcohol in great volume can be toxic and makes your immune system weak.

  • Medical Advice

    Most of us visit the doctor we have already the serious condition. Remember that “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Try doing healthy measures to give yourself the greatest protection.

    If you have history of usual sickness during cold season, it is important to visit your medical doctor to seek advice.

    For some who have already acquired sickness, it is the best thing to consult your doctor for proper management and medications.

  • Wear Appropriate Clothing.

    It is recommended for you to use layers of light, warm clothing. In addition, you can use mittens, hats, scarves and waterproof boots which can make you feel warmer.

  • Don’t Count on Alcohol

    People, mostly men, find alcohol as a remedy to keep the body warm. Remember that the season is not just a week or two. Continued alcohol consumption predisposes you to dependence. It is a fact that alcohol in great volume can be toxic and makes your immune system weak.

  • Stay Hydrated

    Most people are not fond of taking fluids when it is cold. Remember that our body is made up of mostly water. A deficient volume may give you potential harm or disease. Drinking plenty of water even during cold season is crucial in staying healthy.

  • Medical Advice

    Most of us visit the doctor when we have already the serious condition. Remember that “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Try doing healthy measures to give yourself the greatest protection.

    If you have history of usual sickness during cold season, it is important to visit your medical doctor to seek advice.

    For some who have already acquired sickness, it is the best thing to consult your doctor for proper management and medications.

  • Avoid Contact with Sick People

    Colds and flu are always active during cold season. Flu is caused by variety of microbes. Avoiding close contact with signs of flu like colds, cough, sneezing or even avoiding touching them will help you avoid exposure.

  • Wash Your Hands Regularly.

    Different health institutions always remind the public of the importance of proper hand washing or hand hygiene. The rise of infection can be attributed to cold weather. So if I were you, I will keep on mind to wash my hands before and after any tasks or activities.

  • Get Plenty of Sleep

    Sleep makes you regain power after a tiring day. Remember that each day, our body is exposed to different stressors. Moreover, it gives time to your body to recharge and replenish after a stressful work. Believe it or not, sleep boosts your immune system.

  • Eat Healthy and Stay Active

    Cold season usually makes people inactive, some prefer lying down and do nothing. But this shouldn’t be a case, staying active will make your cells work and keep your body warm.

    Eating healthy, of course as a general knowledge, will make your immune system stronger. Make sure to add more fruits, vegetables, and lots of proteins and carbo on your diet. Vitamin supplement can be of great help but always remember that supplements are not replacements. You know what I mean.

So there! Those are pretty much simple ways to avoid sickness this cold season. It is not hard to give yourself the protection you need. Just always remember that prevention is the best thing to keep you away from any illnesses. So is it fine to make this season fun and at the same time keeping yourself safe and healthy? Absolutely yes!

So when you are thinking of your intolerance to cold or hot temperature, I would suggest you to read about the climate of Australia. Consider the average temperatures of the places or cities of your preferred university. Some researchers say environment can affect your concentration when you are studying. So read and decide. An education planner may help you find a university or schools you prefer.

Have a fun-filled and sickness-free cold season guys!

Source: @australia.com