One can always bounce back by detoxifying the body and continuing to keep in touch with relatives and friends.
Festival Most people go through Post Festival Withdrawal Syndrome or PFWS after significant festivals like Diwali. PFWS is basically the boredom, V explained a psychiatrist, Dr Vani Sharan.
Sharan advises people to remain “hopeful and keep in touch with relatives or friends after Diwali.”
“One can also take up any hobby or can spend time exercising. Also, eating a healthy diet is one way to keep your brain robust, ”added Dr. Sharan.
During Diwali people knowingly or unknowingly consume copious quantities of sugar and fats. Post celebration, their bodies want to get back to normalcy and is probably screaming for a cleanse.
“Festive season is the time when people drink stuff, great food and drink like alcohol, sugar and fried foods. Though eating yummy delicacies are part of the celebration, but you can’t deny the fact that they are unhealthy for the body, ”explained a dietician, Palki Chopra.
Det To detoxify your body, people need to make minor changes in daily routine. Start the day by gulping a glass of hot water or lemon green tea. Keep yourself hydrated all day. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, ”advised Chopra.
“Lots of salad with carrots, radish, cucumber and tomatoes in it. Do not consume packaged food items like cakes or chips. Also, increased intake of dry fruits, added Dr. Chopra.
While we are discussing the body’s wellness post-Diwali, taking care of respiratory organs from toxic pollutants is also a must.
Despite several warnings, people consciously choose to burst crackers.
Crackers burst during diwali contain highly toxic heavy metals such as led, copper, zinc, manganese, sodium, potassium, etc. If the amount of these particles increases in the air, it can trigger an asthma attack in a patient, causing severe headaches and respiratory problems, ”said Dr. Arunesh Kumar, Chief of Chest Institute and Respiratory Medicine, Paras Hospital.
The toxins released from crackers are different than usual air pollution as they are higher and denser in concentration. These patients only make the air quality bad but so heavy that it gets difficult to inhale for a normal person.
Therefore avoiding places with heavy smoke, or bursting crackers is advised.
Dr Piyush Goel, Pulmonologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon
Also, one should “use indoor plants which can purify the air inside the home. Other than this, vaccinations are advisable for vulnerable patients who have asthma, COPD, cardiovascular disease, cancer and who have transplants done. ”
“Whenever feeling uneasy or problem in breathing, try to breathe, keep warm water bag, keep warm water bag. on the chest and back to get relieved, ”added Dr Goel.