9 Tips to Stay Healthy & Safe During Diwali

With Diwali round the corner, making sweets, shopping and decorating the house becomes the top priority. But this festival of lights, joy and togetherness is also inundated with loud fireworks and crackers and with whole lot of sweets, snacks and more. But that doesn’t mean Diwali have to be unsafe and unhealthy. With just a little bit of precautions you can actually play it safely.

Marked with pompous celebration, displays of stunning fireworks, family feast and deep seated tradition, Diwali – the five-day festival is observed by millions of Indians all across the country and abroad.

The festival is typically observed by Sikhs, Jains and Hindus with its kernel theme centering the triumph of good over evil; the victory of light over darkness. For the Hindus however this Diwali festival typically marks the happy return of lord Rama after his 14 years of exile.

With Diwali round the corner, making sweets, shopping and decorating the house becomes the top priority. But this festival of lights, joy and togetherness is also inundated with loud fireworks and crackers and with whole lot of sweets, snacks and more. But that doesn’t mean Diwali have to be unsafe and unhealthy. With just a little bit of precautions you can actually play it safely.

Emergencies are uncertain. Accidents may happen to anyone and at almost any point of time. In most of the times; emergencies during Diwali occur due to unsafe bursting of crackers and for failing to take adequate precautions while lightening the lamps. Also over indulgence of sweets and other unhygienic foods may lead to stomach troubles. On the other hand; too much of smoke and dust from crackers may lead to respiratory problems.

So the pertinent question remains unanswered – with all the risky factors speckled all over can you really celebrate Diwali safely? The answer is a big and resounding ‘YES’. Diwali is a big occasion and we should play it responsibly. We should play it safe. Just a bit of precaution could add some more sparkle to the festival of lights.

It is all about striking the right balance between safety, health and fun. It is all about celebrating Diwali with the responsibility.

Here are a few ways to celebrate Diwali safely and without affecting your health

Healthy-Alternatives

Choose Healthy Alternatives: There is hardly any denying; Diwali is the time when people gorge on sweets. This is also the time when people put on some extra weight as well. To make this Diwali healthy and safe choose the healthy alternatives such as fruits, diabetic sweets etc in place of the ghee laden snacks and sweets. You can also make some easy and healthy sweets at home or choose dry fruits like raisins, almonds etc over unhealthy and colored sweets.

Stay-Hydrated

Try To Stay Hydrated: In order to prevent the after festival health problem, do your level best to drink plenty of water and be hydrated. Sip juice and water at regular intervals to achieve this. Staying hydrated will also help you to manage your hunger pangs.

Diabetes

People Suffering From Diabetes Need To Be More Cautious During This Festive Season: If you are diabetic then you should take some extra care as Diwali will expose you to a whole lot of tempting sweets and snacks. Keep a check on your sugar intake.

Stay-Away-from-Crackers

Stay Away From Crackers If You Have Lung Problems: Needless to say; the sheer deafening noise from the crackers and the smoke that is liberated from them may cause some health issues if in case you are suffering from heart or lung diseases.

Cut-down-Alcohol

Cut Down On Your Alcohol Intake: Diwali signifies celebration, enjoyment, food, drinks and whole lot of fun however go easy on your alcohol consumption. Excess alcohol not only leads to dehydration but also takes a toll on your health and makes you look tired. Excessive Consumption of alcohol also increases the chance of accidents. Avoid drinks if you can or else drink in moderation. You may also opt for some fresh juice, soup, mocktails or other healthy alternatives.

Here’s a quick rundown of the few safety tips to help you stay safe and healthy during Diwali and celebrate it safely

Tip 1: Sweets are tempting. Sweets are hard to resist and when there are colorful sweets it becomes even harder to resist. Keep the intake of starch and sugar at the minimum if you are diabetic or if you are genetically prone to diabetes

Tip 2: As responsible citizens it is our responsibility to keep an eye on the air and noise pollution level. Stay away from bursting noisy firecrackers.

Tip 3: Wear slippers when playing with the firecrackers and also keep safe distance. Do not allow kids to burn firecrackers alone. Children should burst firecrackers only under adult’s supervision.

Tip 4: Do not burst firecrackers in crowded areas

Tip 5: Wear earplugs when playing with the explosive firecrackers. It may sound a bit fancy, but it is the most crucial step which you may take to save your ears from damage

Tip 6: Wear mask if you have COPD or any lung issues. People suffering from asthma or COPD may suffer shortness of breath due to smoke and dust. Use masks to filter out the dust and smoke

Tip 7: Say no to alcohol if you really can or at least try to keep your alcohol consumption under control. By doing so you may avoid a hangover and also avoid the risk of intoxicated driving

Tip 8: Diwali is also the time to bring gifts to your near ones. Choose some sensible gift options for your friends and family. Gift fruit basket, low calorie snacks and sweets.

Tip 9: Keep a well stocked first aid kit handy. Include antiseptic ointment, pain relieving gel, inhaler, bandage, cotton balls, eye drops into your first aid kit.

Diwali is the time to start afresh. So shed all your negative feelings, depression, anger, stress and fear and make a fresh start.

Make this Diwali special for your friend, family and for yourself.


Wish you a very happy, healthy and safe Diwali!

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