The holiday season is already in full swing and the crisp cool air beckons the beautiful festival of lights – Diwali is here!
It’s a time of merriment and letting-go! As we begin planning for the shopping, card parties and endless gorging on delicacies, there are some things one should still keep in mind to ensure lasting good health all throughout.
In spite of increased awareness about the harmful impact of fire crackers on the environment, they continue to be an inseparable aspect of Diwali. Respiratory ailments sky-rocket and people prone to allergies become particularly vulnerable. If you have asthma and/or are susceptible to such ailments, it is advisable to stay indoors and keep your inhaler and other medication handy.
As most of the festivities surround the use of fire, there are bound to be risks associated with the same. Maintain distance from firecrackers and ensure that first-aid is always within reach.
Adulteration in sweet meats and other delicacies abound during the festive season. Milk based sweets are especially prone to spoiling and should be purchased with caution. It is best to pick food items from branded stores, and you must make it a point to check the expiry dates.
Meals turn into feasts, alcohol flows and sleep patterns go for a toss. This sudden change in routine tends to create havoc with your system, leading to stomach issues and a general feeling of being unwell. Replace oily snacks with fresh fruits, salads, and roasted food items along with nuts like almonds and pistachios. Remember to have lots of water!
Reduce your health risks, this Diwali!
While you may take great care following various health tips mentioned above for this Diwali, have you given a thought on planning your health? A simple health check can help you identify health risks such as blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes even before their occurrence or in the early stages when the health risk is minimal, and the treatment for the health condition is easier. A health check this festive season can help you stay healthy by taking necessary precautions, and help you enjoy the festivities to the fullest!
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