Diwali is a very special day for millions of Indians living all over the world,
because the day will witness the coming together of Indians as one single
community in celebrating their grand festival, Diwali. People start preparing
for the celebrations a few weeks in advance, but as the day approaches it
becomes important to register a few important tips to enjoy the festivities
without compromising our health.
Top 10 tips for you to
celebrate, stay safe and stay healthy this Diwali.
are hard to resist and during Diwali, when there is plenty of colorful sweets
everywhere, it becomes even harder to resist. Remember the fact that
Indians are genetically prone to diabetes
and so it is always
advisable to keep the intake of sugar and starch minimal.
Stay away from sweets that use chemical preservatives
because the intake of such preservatives can cause damage to
our kidneys and liver
. It can also cause asthma attacks and
3. Avoid sweets that have ‘silver’
. Such foils are often adulterated by
and aluminum being a hazardous metal can accumulate in our
body tissues and can also enter the brain.
4. In times of
increasing air and noise pollution
that we are witnessing
today, it is important that we be responsible while using
. It is good to buy as little firecrackers as
possible, because that can help us spend less and can also stop us from
polluting our environment.
5. While using
firecrackers we are definitely faced with the risk of burn
and so a few precautions are necessary. Always wear slippers
during your fun time with firecrackers and never try to do anything to a
firecracker apart from lighting it from a safe distance. Kids should be allowed
to burn firecrackers only under adult supervision.
6. Do not
light firecrackers in crowded areas or on the roadsides
because that might prove to be dangerous for bystanders and the general public.
7. Wear earplugs
while exposed to
explosive firecrackers. It might sound a bit fancy, but if we ignore it the
excessive noise might damage our ears in the long run.
is better to say ‘No’ to alcohol,
as any excess is easily
possible on this day of celebration. You can avoid a hangover and also the risk
of driving while intoxicated if you must drive your car and visit your friends
9. Diwali is a festival that brings a
lot of gifts to people
, so use the occasion to choose sensible gifts
for family and friends. Try gifting fruits or low calorie sweets and snacks
instead of ghee-laden sweets.
10. Diwali is also the
festival of joy so make it special
especially if there has
been any unpleasantness with your family or friends in your past. Shed all your
inhibitions and misgivings and make a fresh start. Wish them a ‘Happy Diwali’
and embrace them in joy.
Make your Diwali special for
yourself, your family and your friends. Happy Diwali to Medindia members.