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A magnetic storm hit the Earth, so you may feel unwell: how long will it last

Anna PaskevychSociety
Even weak magnetospheric activity can affect health

The magnetic storm hit the Earth on January 8 and continues on January 9. It has a K-index of 4 and is classified as moderate – this level of geomagnetic activity can negatively affect health.

The next magnetospheric fluctuations are expected on January 28-30. Read the OBOZ.UA article on how to improve your health during a magnetic storm.

Magnetic storm on January 8-9

According to the Meteoagent portal, the strength of the magnetic storm on January 8-9 is estimated at K-index 4 (average). On Wednesday, January 10, the geomagnetic background will return to normal.

A magnetic storm hit the Earth, so you may feel unwell: how long will it last

The next minor magnetic field fluctuations are possible on January 29, 29, and 30. According to experts, this storm will be weak with a K-index of 3.

A magnetic storm hit the Earth, so you may feel unwell: how long will it last

Magnetic storms are categorized by strength: from a K-index of 2 to 9. The higher the score, the greater the impact on people and equipment.

How to reduce the impact of a magnetic storm

It is known that even weak magnetosphere activity can cause a deterioration in health, in particular in meteorologically sensitive people, pregnant women, and people with chronic diseases.

During magnetic storms, it is especially important to follow the basic principles of a healthy lifestyle. In particular, you need to go to bed on time and take care of the quality of your diet.

It is advisable to reduce the amount of fatty, spicy, and salty foods, as well as sweets, coffee, and alcohol in your diet. It is also better to stop smoking and avoid excessive physical activity. Instead, walks in the fresh air will be beneficial.

It is also important to drink enough water and have the necessary medications on hand.

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