With the festive week of Diwali around the corner, markets are swamped with festive sweets, fancy lights, diyas and of course crackers! It is one of our biggest festivities that brings us immense happiness and fun.

Diwali means having a gala time with lights, crackers, good food and of course our loved ones. We seem to go limitless when it comes to crackers and food on Diwali. However, such indulgences often result in serious health issues later on. So, staying safe this Diwali is of utmost importance.

Here are a few safety tips for indulging in this festive season with caution:

1. Wear masks to keep away smoke during this Diwali:

Diwali often affects our respiratory health in the worst way possible. Most of us suffer from respiratory problems around this time of the year. All the big cities get saturated with fumes and polluted air, leaving their citizens to choke on it. A stiff rise in health issues like cardiac and respiratory problems is very common during this season.

People suffering from grave respiratory issues like bronchitis and asthma must seek medical attention if their condition worsens. The best way to avoid these complications is to wear good quality masks. You can always check out Vissco Next’s high-performance breathable masks for that extra layer of protection.

These masks effectively cover the nose to prevent us from inhaling too much smoke. Wear reusable, anti-pollution masks from Vissco Next to stay away from all kinds of respiratory problems during this festive season.

2. Avoid noise pollution:

Diwali is our favourite time of the year. However, this does not give us a free pass to be insensitive towards others. Loud and bursting noises are harmful to us all, including our elderly as well as our pets. Lighting crackers with the least noise is the first step towards sensitivity.

3. Eat healthy sweets:

Avoid ditching your diet to combat health issues and have fun with your loved ones. This Diwali, ditch the desserts and sweets dipped in sugar and try some home-made kheer or shrikhand instead. Opt for sweets made of jaggery to improve your digestion. You can also have dry fruits like raisins, almonds, cashews and dates for a healthy snack.

4. Stay hydrated and do not skip meals:

Keeping yourself hydrated is an effective method of preventing serious health issues like high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Avoid the temptation of unhealthy snacks during Diwali by having the right meals and drinking enough water. It keeps your system free from toxins to promote a greater metabolism.

5. Keep Vissco’s eye cool mask in handy:

The number of accidents taking place soars sky-high at the time of Diwali. The chances of someone experiencing health issues peak significantly during this time. Hence, it is advisable to keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher ready considering the crackers and fireworks. Also, use eye cool masks if your eyes burn incessantly due to air pollution during Diwali.

A first aid kit must include antiseptic creams, eye drops and inhalers to prevent any major complications in case of emergencies.

6. A fire extinguisher is a must:

Keep a fire extinguisher in the vicinity of people lighting firecrackers. Keep a bucket of water and sand handy to ensure greater safety from any fire hazard.

Vissco Next wishes you all a happy and safe Diwali. Have a blast this season while staying fit and healthy. Follow the safety tips to stay happy and blissful this Diwali.


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