Diwali 2021

Healthy Diwali

Nov 3rd, 2021

Diwali – the “Festival of Lights” is here which is celebrated with much fervour across India. It’s the time of the year when we meet family and friends and consume varieties of festive sweets and snacks. During these moments, though, we frequently neglect how our health may be impacted by the activities we engage in. Let us take the required health precautions to ensure that this Diwali remains happy and healthy for one and all.

During the festival, the delicious sweets and dishes are mouth-watering and lip-smacking and simply leave us wanting for more. However, oily, unhealthy and chemical laden sweets and treats can lead to health issues like bloating, constipation and may also cause weight gain. It may also cause an increase in blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels or increase your risk of heart disease. The high levels of noise and air pollution tend to disturb pregnant women, the elderly and newborn children. Let us pledge to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali now and always. Celebrate consciously and prioritize your health this Diwali. Here are a few health tips to follow to ensure that you and your family have a healthy and safe Diwali:

  • Eat healthy
    Love snacking on calorie-rich Diwlai treats and sweets? Instead choose low-calorie sweets, nuts and fruits. It is advisable to eat homemade delicacies than store-bought and processed foods. Keeping note of when you eat, what you eat, and practicing portion control is recommended.
  • Limit intake of oily foods
    This Diwali make smart and healthy choices and avoid eating deep fried unhealthy foods. Choose to make roasted snacks or bake them instead of frying them, this will help reduce oil consumption. 
  • Avoid overeating
    People often tend to overeat on occasions or festivities. However, binge eating at any point in time will leave you with unwanted discomfort, acid reflux and indigestion. It may also disturb your sleep pattern, and further affect your hormones and metabolism.
  • Stay hydrated
    One of the best ways to stay hydrated during these festive days is to drink plenty of water. Water cleanses the body of all toxic waste materials while providing energy during the festivities.
  • Avoid alcohol intake
    It is best to avoid alcoholic beverages as they harm your liver and heart health and increase your risk of cancer too. Instead choose to sip on freshly made juices or plain water.
  • Celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali
    Pledge to make this Diwali noise-free and smoke-free and enjoyable for one and all. Crackers are associated not only with air pollution but noise pollution as well. It harms the hearing skills of the elderly and also triggers many respiratory infections. Light up this Diwali with earthen diyas instead of bursting crackers.
  • Supervise young children
    Still bursting crackers? You must ensure that young children are supervised by adults while bursting crackers. Always wear cotton clothes and keep a first-aid kit handy for any accidental burn injuries.
  • Don’t forget to Exercise
    Too busy to skip your daily exercise regime? Start your day with a short walk or a little bit of stretching. This helps you stay energized throughout the day and helps maintain a healthy weight.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital wishes you and your family a happy and safe Diwali. Our team is dedicated to ensure your safety across the year with our medical expertise. Our Accident and Emergency team is accessible 24/7 to respond to any medical emergencies, call on 022 42699999 for emergency services. Please find the below link for our Centre for Accident & Emergency: https://www.kokilabenhospital.com/departments/centresofexcellence/centrefor_accidentemergency.html

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