Navratri is being celebrated in our country with full enthusiasm, alongwith precautionary measures in this pandemic situation. Everyone is following the rules laid down by the government to safeguard the health of all their beloved ones.
After the nine days of Navratri, on the tenth day the festival of Dussehra is celebrated, which symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, representing the legend of Rama and Ravana. King Ravana had abducted Sita and then Lord Rama rescued his beloved Princess, gaining victory over the powerful, evil king Ravana.
It’s a big festival in India and people all over the country celebrate in various ways.
On the day of Dussehra, large statues of Ravana are constructed and brought into open fields.
The effigies of Ravana are burned symbolizing the victory of good over evil and to give a strong message to people to follow the path of virtue and goodness throughout the year.
Houses are decorated with beautiful coloured flowers, artistic rangolis, display of images / statues of goddess Durga, Saraswati, Laxmi, Ganesha.
Delicious savories prepared at home are irresistible. Everywhere there is happiness, energy filled in atmosphere. Its like a small carnival to celebrate the win of good over evil. People dance to the tunes of Garba, play with dandiyas, but this year everybody preferred to stay back home as a responsible citizen.
1) Eat the right quantity at the right time :
As this year everybody will be staying back at home, so the temptation to binge on the delicacies prepared at home will be more, so to avoid that, try to eat small portions. Keep hydrated, take sips of juices, lemonades, water, buttermilk to keep the stomach full, so that the temptation can be avoided. Cut down on sugars, fried foods, ready packed foods so that gain of extra calories will be restricted.
2) Keep control on sweets :
The sweets prepared at home like Roshogullas, Kheer, Laddoos, are difficult to avoid but keep a check on numbers if you are on weight loss or a diabetic person. Just minimize the quantity of sweets or opt for sugar- free sweets.
ry to avoid purchasing any food from outside to be on safer side. Keep regular check on health by monitoring sugar levels, blood pressure.
3) Reduce the size of plate :
The trick behind using a small plate is to serve yourself with smaller quantity of food so you tend to eat less and that will help in cutting down those extra calories. Include green vegetables, pulses and more salads in your meals.
4) Avoid fizzy drinks :
Carbonated drinks should be largely avoided as they are very unhealthy and harmful to health. They contain a lot of added sugar and are definitely a bad option for people who are diabetic or obese. They are very tempting and enhances the taste buds. Instead it can be replaced with probiotic drinks like buttermilk, nimbu paani, coconut water to quench your thirst.
5) Do exercises regularly :
Its difficult to find time to exercise during festivals but not impossible. So always squeeze at least 15-20 mins for yourself to do some simple workouts at home. Exercising will help you to keep energetic, fit and fresh. It will also help in shedding those extra gained calories.
These simple, easy steps will help us to overcome the health issues and will help us to stay fit and healthy. Enjoy the festival with your family, taking care of everybody in society, helping the country to gain victory over this pandemic.
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