We have foregone several celebrations this year, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, the Ganesh festival and Navratri have all been celebrated quietly. But now, the festive season of Diwali is just around the corner and it’s time to gear up because there is something magical about Diwali. The coronavirus pandemic has been around for months now and is unfortunately likely to stay for longer. Let celebration and wellness go hand in hand. Here are a few ways you can stay healthy and enjoy this wonderful festival.
Follow diet & stay hydrated:
Diwali means loads of delicious food and favourite dishes. We are not saying you to stay away from them. Festivals can be celebrated to the fullest only if you are fit and fine. Do not avoid your exercise routine and always follow your diet plan, Also, make it a point to drink sufficient water so that you are always hydrated.
Innovative healthy gift:
Diwali is not only the "Festival of Light", but also a festival of gifts. Gifts are one of the reasons why Diwali is one of the awaited celebrations. Gifts are the gesture of showing gratitude and love to the loved ones and friends. Surprise your loved ones with a small healthy gift. Be innovative, choose from the range of preventive health checkups from myHealthmeter as a Diwali gift this year.
Limit the intake sweets:
Sweets are hard to resist during Diwali. One should always keep a check on the sugar, fat and starch intake, especially diabetics. Stay away from sweets that use chemical preservatives, especially one with silver coating, because it can cause cancer and trigger asthma symptoms. It can also damage the kidney and liver.
Avoid eating outside
It is recommended to not eat from outside during this festive season, not just because of COVID-19, but because such food can cause other infections. It will definitely affect your immunity and overall heath. Also, the home-cooked, traditional meal is the best way to celebrate this Diwali.
Eat small portions
It's difficult to keep away from traditional delicacies and sweets, especially at family feasts. So, never deprive yourself the pleasure of good food. But keep tight control on portion sizes. Eating moderate will also make you feel lighter and healthier.
Do not forget safety:
With Diwali comes outings, guests visit, dinner parties, etc. some of them may be inevitable. But considering the current pandemic, we can't be careless. Make sure whenever you step out, you wear a mask and carry a hand sanitizer. Also, limit the number of guests at home and have a proper sitting arrangement that adheres to social distancing. Do not forget to practice the routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
People are now slipping when it comes to taking precautions for COVID-19 prevention. Double up your happiness by following above mentioned tips. Enjoy the festival but safety is the key when it comes to celebration. Happy Diwali!