Diwali – the festivals of lights and happiness is here. Let us celebrate Diwali in a healthy way and by following simple ways in which we can spread happiness to others too. This Diwali say “No” to crackers. Celebrate an eco -friendly Diwali to reduce noise, sound and air pollution. Also, the weather is playing havoc this festive season spreading various illnesses due to the sudden change in temperatures.

Eat mindfully this Diwali.
Here are few ways to eat healthy this Diwali:
  1. Avoid bingeing food at odd hours.
  2. Say “No” to sugary beverages and sweets that add unnecessary calories and result in disastrous health outcomes.
  3. Eat at regular intervals to keep your metabolism revved up. Have mini-meals rather than large meals at one go.
  4. Choose baked or air fried Diwali goodies over deep fried ones.
  5. Dry fruits are also an extremely healthy option and go well with the festive mood.
  6. Try to include a small 20 minute exercise schedule in your busy day.
  7. Be hydrated with natural drinks like buttermilk, lemon juice, and fresh fruit juices to be high on energy.
  8. Have a mini-meal at home before stepping out for  Diwali dinner, that makes you eat small portions outside.
  9. Stay away from alcohol this season to ensure less calorie intake.
  10. Avoid ‘chhena’ and ‘khoya’ sweets and milk products from outside shops. Mithais are best when made at home.
Diwali and Pollution

Respiratory ailments rise up during Diwali days. It is sad to see elderly, infants, pets and asthma patients suffer with various kinds of pollutants. Avoid crackers completely and if it is not possible then reduce the numbers. A visual cracker show must be arranged for groups of people to reduce overall usage of crackers.

Some of the precautions to take during Diwali:
  1. Take care of the elderly, asthma patients, cardiac patients and infants during Diwali.
  2. Limit the use of crackers and abstain from using loud explosives.
  3. Never burn rockets facing buildings or windows.
  4. Pay attention to the health concerns of the society and be sensitive towards your neighbours.
  5. Wear face masks to prevent inhaling the poisonous mix of gases  and ear plugs to minimize the impact of the high decibel explosions.
  6. Never leave the crackers half burnt; always douse them in water before disposing.
  7. Always burn crackers in an open area.
  8. Wear cotton clothes while burning crackers.
  9. Children must be accompanied by adults while burning crackers.
  10. Keep any inflammable substance away from crackers to avoid accidents.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe Diwali. Stay healthy and happy this Diwali! In case of any medical emergencies please contact our team of doctors at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.  Our Full Time Specialist System ensures availability and access to the best medical talent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please visit our website for more details: https://www.kokilabenhospital.com/

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