Diwali is a very popular festival in India. It is a festival of lights, celebration, hope, wealth, and good food. From jalebi to malai kofta to Kaju katli – people binge on their favorite food without thinking about the calories. As a result, most of us gain weight, this may have underlying medical issues in the future. Overeating can also cause stomach issues. Apart from that, due to smoke and dust from crackers, many people suffer from breathing problems. However, we should not forget, that fun and health go hand in hand.
So, the important question is – with all the unsafe factors attached to this festival season, can we really celebrate Diwali without affecting our health? The answer is “YES”. Diwali is all about maintaining the right balance between health, safety, and enjoyment. This blog will highlight a few ways to celebrate Diwali safely. Have a fun and healthy Diwali with these simple tips:
1.Drink adequate water: Try to stay hydrated throughout the day, as this will control your hunger pangs. Drink water at regular gaps.
- Go for healthy options: To avoid gaining weight this festival season, choose healthy options such as fruits, dry fruits, homemade sweets in place of Desi ghee Mithai or snacks.
- If you have lung issue, stay away from crackers: The smoke and dust which comes out of crackers can have severe health issues especially for those who have lung disease. People who are suffering from asthma should keep their inhalers close to them always and stay away from firecrackers.
- Reduce your alcohol intake: Excessive alcohol can cause dehydration and also increases the chance of casualties. It also makes you look tired and takes a toll on your health. You can select from fresh juice, soups, energy drinks, or any other healthy options.
- Say no to crackers: Crackers cause lots of smoke and noise, which affects old people, infants, and pets. Try and celebrate a pollution-free Diwali.
- Burn pollution-free crackers: If you can’t avoid the temptation of burning crackers, you can go for eco-friendly crackers. They are green crackers which are made from other raw material to have less effect on the environment and have a fewer risk to health.
- Wear earplugs: Firecrackers make a lot of noise, but by wearing earplugs you can save your ears from getting damaged.
- Keep a first aid kit handy: Emergencies can happen any time, therefore keep some essential medicines and ointments ready such as burnol, tobramycin, inhaler, bandage, eye drops, paracetamol, etc.
- Wear a mask: In the current pandemic situation wearing a mask is a savior. But during Diwali, it also filters out the smoke and dust.
- Avoid skipping meals: Skipping a meal will make you eat more (especially high-calorie food). If you eat your meals on time, this will keep your stomach full and you won’t overeat.
Let us all make this Diwali special for your family, friends, and everyone around.