Delhi, the capital of India, can be a mysterious labyrinth for first-time visitors, given its rich and intriguing contradictions. It is a city where history, culture, science, food and the arts merge into a confusing and complex mosaic that is truly fascinating. Delhi dates back to the 6th century and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Delhi is also the epicenter and power center of Indian politics and a sprawling metropolis. But in many ways, Delhi is a complete infotainment package for kids and families. There is a wide range of must-see places in Delhi that promise a fun experience tinged with doses of education for the whole family. Here are the top 10 things to do in Delhi with kids arranged in random order.
Lose yourself in the fascinating world of astronomy of a bygone era at Jantar Mantar
A tool that could tell you what time it is in any part of the world! It's okay, you might think you can check it in Google, your Outlook clock or any app. But what if the tool we are talking about had been built very far down in history during the period 1751-1768!
This is only one of 13 architectural astronomical instruments that can be found in Jantar Mantar. Jantar Mantar is an ancient observatory which was built by a king called Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1724. The main purpose of Jantar Mantar was to study and tabulate astronomical data relating to the movement of the planets. Time spent exploring Jantar Mantar's fascinating instruments is a great education in history and astronomy for all.
Treat yourself to a romance with trains at the National Rail Museum
Trains always have a special fascination for young and old. Children seem particularly drawn to trains, whether it is the sight of a locomotive winding its tracks, spewing smoke, or that of a high-speed train whistling at supersonic speeds. The National Rail Museum is the perfect place to indulge all your train fantasies while learning about the heritage of trains in India dating back to the days of the British Raj. A toy train ride is sure to captivate children. Some of the museum's notable exhibits include luxurious sedans built for Indian and British royalty, a fireless steam locomotive, a monorail built as early as 1907, and many more that are sure to win the admiration of visitors.
Give wings to your dreams in the realm of dreams
A complete entertainment experience is what you are looking for when you step into and lose yourself in the realm of dreams. It is a destination for live entertainment, fun, recreation and theater. Rocking musicals that bring the best of Bollywood to life, vibrant culture and exhibits that showcase the best of India's diverse cultures, restaurants that bring culinary wonders of all length and breadth together at one table from India. The realm of dreams is just that, a place that opens up your dreams and lets you indulge your senses.
Unleash the power of your family's budding scientist at the National Science Center
Science is the power that fueled the evolution of man, primitive man must have been curious about the things he found around him and this curiosity gradually developed into a method of exploration, discovery and invention that we now know as science. The National Science Center brings science to visitors in a fun way, removing complexities and making it easy for kids to understand. The exhibition galleries range from a gallery dedicated to science in Indian history that dates back over 4,500 years to a gallery dedicated to nuclear energy. Children will be mesmerized by the wonders of science and the way facts are presented in a fun way, for example, nuclear experts magically materialize like holograms in front of you and answer your questions in the Hall of Nuclear Power. A visit to the National Science Center is sure to leave you informed and thoughtful.
Travel through time to witness the evolution of transportation at the Heritage Transport Museum
Most of us have had a fascination with wheels from childhood, starting with small toys with bicycle tires and then culminating with fast cars. the Heritage Transport Museum traces the evolution of transport from the time man invented the wheel and then hitched it to animals for transport to the time he took off in the air on fast jets. The museum has sections dedicated to different means of transport, from trains to cars and from boats to planes. An ideal place to get lost in the history and evolution of the wheels.
Look beyond the Barbie dolls at the Shankar International Doll Museum
Dolls have always fascinated children, although boys may call them girlish, their own interest cannot be denied. Shankar's International Doll Museum has a collection of dolls from across the country and includes a replica of the Dolls of the Queen's collection from the United Kingdom. There are also dolls from all over India dressed in their traditional clothes.
Let the children run free at Bal Bhavan
Let the kids go wild at Bal Bhavan, a treasure trove of fun and frolicking for the family. A toy train, a hall of mirrors that will reflect your images in strange shapes will make you laugh, an aquarium and much more. Children can also indulge in painting, model aircraft making, carpentry and other regularly organized activities.
Lose yourself among the twinkling stars of the Nehru Planetarium
Is there a person who hasn't looked at the twinkling stars and the moon in the darkness of the night, and hasn't fantasized about space and the heavenly bodies there? The Nehru Planetarium opens up the frontiers of outer space with glittering shows that take you on a trajectory beyond the Milky Way into the hypnotic world of meteors, pulsars and supernovae. An experience that will leave you dumbfounded and wanting more.
Be mesmerized by the grandeur and technology at Akshardham
A unique spiritual and cultural complex, Akshardham is a must-see for families due to the unique use of technology to simulate truly wonderful experiences. The use of robotics, IMAX, and other special effects make visiting Akshardham a memorable adventure. Another highlight of the visit is a boat ride that takes you on a cruise that parades 1000 years of history and culture.
Get wet and be happy at Worlds of Wonders
Water has a special place in all our lives, nothing can compare to the pleasure of playing and frolicking in water. Getting into the water with your family is always a great experience and an opportunity to bond with families. The Worlds of Wonders is an amusement and water park where you can play in the water at will and indulge in exciting rides. There is also a go-kart track if anyone is in the mood for speed. A great experience and a family outing with the promise of unfailing fun.
There are many historical places in Delhi like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort etc. that contain interesting stories from the past and make for a great experience. Delhi is the place to head with the kids and family in tow if you are looking for healthy fun filled with entertainment, education, adventure and excitement.
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Nowadays, many people are choosing to wear compression stockings. They are affordable, easy to access and help to fight off unpleasant symptoms of illness. These specialized elastic socks are designed to offer comfort to the wearer by applying pressure to the legs, allowing better blood circulation throughout the body.
However, those who wear compression stockings know that getting them on can be challenging. The good news is, there are easier ways to don your stockings and move forward with your day. ComproGear has put together a gamme of tips and tricks to help you simplify your compression sock routine.
Before we go over how to put compression socks on, we’ll take a look at the basics : What are compression socks ? How do they work ? And what do compression hose have to offer you ?
Compression stockings are a unique type of therapeutic wear that helps to improve blood circulation in the body. These socks and stockings are often used to reduce pain or swelling in the legs.
Compression stockings can also lower your risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis ( DVT ) by exerting pressure on your legs as you wear them. This gentle pressure assists with blood flow from the legs and back to the heart, preventing the clotting and pooling of blood.
You will find compression stockings in a range of sizes and pressure levels. When de course for your compression socks, note that mmHg is used for denoting the pressure exerted by compression stockings. A higher mmHg indicates a higher amount of pressure being applied to the legs by the compression sock. For example, 30mmHg is a higher pressure application than 15mmHg.
For those who do not have a medical diagnosis, using compression socks with a mild pressure rating will suffice. A low pressure rating can help you deal with tired legs and mild swelling.
A compression sock should offer a “snug” fit but shouldn’t be excessively tight. Before you make a purchase, take a look over the sizing chart to get an idea about which size would fit you best.
Medical grade compression socks are generally tighter in the ankle portion of the sock and gradually become less tight towards the knee. This type of compression is called graduated compression. TED socks and many varieties of compression garments use graduated compression.
You can purchase compression socks from medical equipment stores or ComproGear. If you need compression hose for medical reasons, your doctor will prescribe the right compression according to your needs and will help you order the correct size. Prices will vary according to the type of compression sock and its brand.
Those who suffer from medical conditions related to poor circulation can benefit from wearing compression stockings : Anyone recovering from varicose vein surgery. Athletes who are recovering from an injury or who are training extensively. Those who are at risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis ( DVT ), varicose veins, edema or leg ulcers. Those who spend a lot of time travelling or sitting such as pilots, frequent fliers, truck drivers, etc.
It’s a great idea to put your compression hosiery on first thing in the morning before any swelling occurs from the day’s activities. This will allow the stockings to slide on with greater ease. Alternatively, you may lay down and rest your legs on an elevated pillow for about 15 minutes to reduce swelling before donning your socks.
Your legs should also be clean and dry. Dry off completely after bathing and if it is a particularly humid day, sprinkling talc or cornstarch across the legs can help the fabric of the socks slide on smoothly.
to sweat on your compression stockings with ease, place just your toes into the stocking’s toe area. The rest of the sock will be bunched up around the toes as you do this. Gradually unravel the sock upwards towards your knee. Do not crouch on the floor or bend over while standing, as this will make it difficult to sweat your compression hose on. It is best to sit in a peau while donning your socks.
Wrinkled stockings are difficult to wear. Creases in the material can apply excessive pressure to the skin beneath them, causing discomfort or cutting off circulation. Be sure to smooth out any creases in the fabric once your socks are on. This will ensure you’re getting the optimum pressure application from your stockings. Do not fold over the top of your compression hose as this can interrupt blood flow.
If you wear open-toe compression stockings then this trick is for you. Slip a plastic bag over your foot and heel. The plastic bag’s slippery surface will help your compression hose slip onto your leg with ease. Once your sock or stocking is on, carefully pull out the loose plastic bag through the open-toe of your stocking. You can also try using a silk foot slip to help you put on your compression socks. It works in much the same way as the plastic bag trick. All you need to do is to place your foot into the silk foot slip then pull your pressure sock over it and onto your leg, just as you would with a regular sock.
An effective method for donning compression stockings without the hassle is to use talcum powder or cornstarch. Sprinkle some across your ankles and legs before pulling your socks on. These silky powders allow close-fitting compression garments to slide over the skin easily. Talcum powder can also help absorb excess moisture on the skin.
Applying lotion and creams to the legs will make it difficult to put your stockings on. Moisturized skin tends to stick to or grab the fabric of the socks as you attempt to sweat them on. One solution to this problem is to apply lotion before going to bed rather than in the morning. This allows enough time for the cream to absorb into your skin, leaving it smooth enough in the morning for the compression socks to slide on easily.
There are several donning tools available commercially that can help if you’re struggling to get your compression stockings on. You can purchase these tools at medical equipment or online stores. The prices will vary according to the brand. Popular donning devices include Medi Butler, Juzo Slippie Gator and Sigvaris Doff n’ Donner. These tools are ideal for elderly people or anyone with a mobility issue that has difficulty putting on compression stockings.
Donning gloves are a great tool to help you firmly grasp your stockings without tearing them. It can be quite difficult to grab and pull the stocking fabric with your bare hands. This is where gloves can come to the rescue. Various brands manufacture gloves that can be worn while donning compression stockings. These gloves also protect the stocking fabric, especially if you are concerned about your nails tearing the hosiery.