- by Manipal Hospitals
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- Feb 09 2017
Diwali is around the corner and there is a festive mood in the air. It is an occasion where many people and communities come together to celebrate with lights, sweets, and firecrackers. However, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to ensure a safe and joyous Diwali.
We, as Indians, cherish and enjoy sweets a lot. A festival is often seen as the perfect occasion to indulge. However, these indulgences can have harmful long term effects. As Indians are genetically prone to diabetes, it is best to keep the intake of sweets to a minimum so that you do not affect your health.
There is an increasing rate of air and noise pollution in India, and this can be aggravated by the festive firecrackers used during Diwali. They may have an adverse effects on the health of the community. In order to enjoy Diwali in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner, do reduce your use of firecrackers.
It is advised to be cautious while using firecrackers as they increase the risk of burn injuries to yourself or others around you. Children, in particular, should only use firecrackers while under adult supervision. Avoid lighting firecrackers while in crowded areas as this can be dangerous to bystanders. Also, wear earplugs while using firecrackers in order to avoid damaging your eardrums.
Diwali is an occasion where people enjoy exchanging gifts with their friends, acquaintances, and loved ones. This season make sure that any sweets you gift are healthier with lower calories and higher fruit content rather than the usual unhealthy ghee-rich sweets.
Diwali is a day of celebration and enjoyment. It may well be that people might consume an excess of alcohol on this day. However, this too can have adverse health effects including hardening your arteries and affecting your liver. Also, do make sure that neither you, nor your acquaintances try to drive under the influence of alchohol as this can place you in immediate danger.
Festive occasions such as Diwali can be safe as well as exciting and enjoyable. Do make sure that you take care of your fitness too so that you can truly enjoy this festival of lights.
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