Keeping Healthy This Rainy, Pandemic Season

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The current pandemic has caused many changes in the past few months alone. It’s hard to believe that a single strand of virus can change the world, whether we like it or not.

With the start of the rainy season, a new challenge is thrown our way. As we all very well know by now, there are only two seasons in the Philippines – wet and dry. One minute it’s glaringly hot, the next it’s dizzyingly wet. It’s enough to throw your body’s defenses for a spin, and it’s no wonder that with rainy season comes the flu season.

This year, the flu season comes on top of the evolving Covid-19 crisis. While a flu shot would have easily solved the problem for us in previous years, we cannot say the same for Covid-19. At this point, prevention is the best medicine and a huge part of prevention is making sure that we keep our immune system healthy and strong.

With the many sudden constraints to the lifestyle we have long been accustomed to, we may find it extra difficult to keep our immune system up. It may be difficult but with enough creativity and discipline, it is not impossible. Neither is it rocket science. In fact, the habits to keep our immune system up has long been thoroughly enforced in us since our elementary days. So drilled it is in our consciousness that we can churn it out by sheer memory. Don’t skip meals. Watch what you eat and wash your hands before you eat. Don’t lose sleep. Exercise regularly. It’s a simple list that now, more than ever, we should all take to heart.

As a business owner or a leader in your company, the best way to navigate this crisis with is to take good care of your people. With so much uncertainty going around, it is most crucial to provide an environment of security for your employees. We have heard lots of things that are needed to protect the workspace from Covid-19. Go the extra mile and think of gifts that will help your employees keep their immune systems healthy. Most employees are now coming back to work, albeit a bit fearful. A welcome back to work gift would surely help set the tone as they try to ease their way into their new normal.

Welcoming your team back to work with gifts specially designed to keep them strong and healthy at a time where health is of the utmost importance is a message in itself. It speaks of their value to your organization at a time where they all need to be reassured. A thoughtfully designed gift need not be expensive, it just needs to be relevant. Here are a few ideas you can work with to welcome your employees back:

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1.  An Umbrella.
Due to the recent weather changes, people may experience a sudden offset of cold or flu. Under any normal circumstances, this may have been a usual thing, where the employee can simply take a time off in order to recover. But with the sudden occurrence of COVID19, heads will turn once an employee begins to cough. Glares of judgement aside, you may want to keep your employees fit and healthy for the foreseeable future. Giving them an umbrella would at least help deflect the unnerving heat or cool drops of rain, protecting them and their immunity. Another advantage when gifting an umbrella to your employees? You have the option to make it colorful. It may brighten up their mood during those dark, gloomy days.

2) A Cap.
A cap, as plain and simple as it may seem, would at least provide them that well-needed protection against the ever-changing weather. This also provides an extra layer of protection, as they would help both your employees’ face masks and face shields attach more firmly on their face. It’s a multi-functional gift, and that’s the best thing about it. Either way, it provides protection and comfort. Just like the umbrella, you have the option to customize this type of gift. Either, you may add the company logo, or proceed to choose a color that may bring out the company’s identity when worn.

3) A Tumbler.
Bottoms up! Everyone needs to rehydrate every once in a while. Water, as plain-tasting as it may be, would provide that well-needed rehydration for your body to function at its fullest. Cut down on the sodas, cut down on the milk teas, focus on your daily intake of water and fresh juices. A tumbler, when gifted, would proceed to send the message that your employees are welcome to drink to their heart’s content, it is exactly what we need right now. Rehydrating enables your body to absorb all of the nutrients that you’d receive from your meals. It also breaks down all of the fats and lipids that you’d gain from your oily meals. Cut down on that as well, if you may, and choose to chomp and gulp down on healthy alternatives to your food and drinks.

4) A Hoodie.
With rainy season comes cool weather. We may all love the break from the sweltering heat, but with cold season comes runny noses and flu-like symptoms. While this may have been a non-issue in previous years, it’s very much an issue now with the Covid-19 crisis. Keep your employees snug and warm with customized company or team-branded hoodies that they can wear comfortably and proudly whether it be in the comforts of their own homes, along the streets during their daily commute, or among team members in their workspaces. The free marketing won’t hurt you, either!

If you’re still looking for more appropriate corporate gift ideas during the pandemic season, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of customized giveaways. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, Gift Solutions’ products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call us hotline at + 63 2 8637 8641 or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.