Running behind friends to apply colour, climbing and getting down the stairs, and a lot more; playing Holi needs a lot of energy. On the other hand, keeping yourself pumped up becomes difficult. Celebrate Holi safely and healthily. While playing Holi or even post-Holi you may suffer from various allergies, exhaustion or stomach problems which should not be ignored. To avoid such problems you may take a few steps and few precautions.
While having so much of you may forget to drink water and become dehydrated and will make you feel exhausted keep drinking water, the juice from time to time. Staying hydrated well will make you re-energized. Dehydration may also cause you skin dryness and more prone allergies and reactions.
Sweets are the best part of every Indian festival, check for purity while buying sweets, khoya and gujiyas. You may fix a calorie aim, eating goodwill keep your stomach happy and refreshed. Follow a less sugary diet but has a good amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fibre.
SWITCH TO HEALTH DRINKS
Instead of tea, coffee or sugary drinks, you may go for fruit juices, coconut water or mojitos. These will keep you hydrated and also do not have any bad impact on health.
CHECK WHAT YOU BUY
Before buying any eatable you must check their expiry dates and the ingredients that it consists of. You must make sure that you are eating fresh products.
DO NOT MISS YOUR WORKOUT
Celebrating doesn’t mean that you miss your workout regime; remember to go for your regular walk and exercise to eliminate the extra calorie intake, both pre and post-Holi.
HOMEMADE IS THE BEST
Dt. Shikha Mahajan, Holistic Nutritionist and Founder of Diet Podium say that one should try to prepare the snacks and food at home itself. They are healthier, fresh and customizable. You can use the ingredients of your own; maintain the amount of sugar and oils you want to use. Go for traditional dishes with a healthy twist.
AVOID TOO MUCH BHANG
It is important to know the effects of bhang on your body and drinking responsibly. Too much consumption can increase the blood pressure and increase the heart rate which may lead to serious health condition on a festive day.
GET SUFFICIENT NOURISHMENT
Dt. Shikha Mahajan suggests avoiding going out without an empty stomach. Eat fresh healthy and hydrating food like fruits, juices and homemade food. Avoid drinking alcohol as it dehydrates the body and excessive consumption can be harmful.
PAMPER YOUR SKIN AND HAIR
Keep your hair and skin covered with oil, a layer of oil will not let the colour penetrate your skin and also get off easily while bathing.
TAKE SHORT BREAKS
While playing Holi take short breaks and take rest to revive your body. This will balance your energy level and you will not feel tired very soon.
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