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Summer vacation special: Planning to go to an amusement park? Read these tips

Rutika Murudkar, a clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai Budhrani lists out the dos and dont's

During summer, many of us plan to go to amusement parks for fun and recreation. And do you find adventurous rides -- the roller coasters, slides, cliffhangers etc. exciting? Do you suffer from stomach upset and vomiting? Do you feel giddy while opting for rides? Rutika Murudkar, a clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai Budhrani, tells you how to enjoy your rides safely.

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  • Don t consider going for any high-intensity rides, if you are a heart patient or if you have a back pain or any serious health condition. Also, consult your doctor and do all the tests recommended by him/her.
  • Check the weather report before going to an amusement park.
  • As a precautionary measure, ensure that the rides are safe and wear safety harness
  • Wear light clothing during summer.
  • Take a break from time to time and relax.
  • Don t force yourself to try all the rides: Check the criteria mentioned for the rides and see if you fit in the parameters of it. If you are pregnant, then be careful and avoid going on the rides.
  • Avoid consuming heavy meals and stay hydrated.
  • Pre-ride food consumption: Eat 3 hours before opting for any ride. Consume light meals and avoid fatty foodstuffs and carbonated drinks before opting for rides. Eat soft food, for eg - khichidi, upma and so on. Drink a mocktail, smoothie or a milkshake, which is thick in consistency.
  • Post ride, don t eat for at least an hour. Cooldown yourself. Make sure your body temperature, BP and pulse rate is normal.Look out for healthy food options by eating mindfully.
  • Once your body cools down you can have foodstuffs which are not oily and spicy.

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Consume:

  • Fruits,
  • Khakra
  • Sandwich
  • Fruit juices
  • Narial pani
  • Electoral
  • ORS
  • Buttermilk
  • Trail mix

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