Why you can break the rule There’s no need to consciously stay warm in sunny Singapore. As long as you are not directly exposed to the wind or cold air, there’s no health concern, says Wong Yueh Chin, a traditional Chinese medicine physician at Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic.
That’s because a fan blowing right at you can hamper the body’s circulation of qi (energy) and blood, and lead to a host of problems like joint stiffness and muscle aches. According to TCM theories, new mums have weaker body constitutions and immune systems.
Ensure that your home is well-ventilated. If you prefer to be in an air-conditioned room, keep the temperature at 25 deg C or higher. Besides, keeping cool will help prevent heat rash and flared tempers.