During Ramadan, we need to wake up earlier for sahur. It is completely normal that our sleeping and active routines completely change—not to mention, we are in the middle of quarantine. However, we are still required to do exercise to keep our body healthy. How? This time, let’s see how we can stay active during Ramadan!
Ramadan is the perfect time to work out!
As we have written down a few days ago, fasting actually has many benefits to your body. That is also why it is a perfect time for everyone that is trying to lose weight. However, only eating less is not going to cut it, and that is why we have to stay active during Ramadan.
If you are going to stay active while you are fasting, there are two different times that people consider as the best time to work out during Ramadan, and those are:
Before breaking the fast is the first time, however there is something you need to pay real close attention to, and that is how the exercise should not be longer than 60 minutes. Moreover, it is much more preferable to do it in an air-conditioned location. However, make sure to drink a good amount of water after you break your fast to replenish the water lost during your workout.
After you break the fast is another good time. If you are considering to stay active during Ramadan and going to workout after you break your fast, you should do it at least 3 hours after you break your fast. That is because by that time, your body has finished its digestion process.
The things you can do to stay active during Ramadan
Dr Ranj Singh, a presenter of CBeebies and the resident doctor for ITV’s This Morning said that if you are trying to stay active during Ramadan, there are 3 key principles that you need to keep, and those are:
- Eat and drink well during sahur and breaking your fast
- Do light exercises
- Make sure you get enough sleep
However, those are not all. There are some other things you need to look out for as you stay active during Ramadan, and those are:
- Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day
- Reducing physical inactivity during extended periods of time
- Drink enough water during sahur and when you break your fast
- Eating food with high amount of fibers during sahur
- Choose your time to do your work out wisely
- You should not do high intensity training during Ramadan as it will lead to dehydration
- If you are unsure of your health, try consulting with your physician
- If you experience dizziness, chest pain, or even difficulty breathing, stop all physical activities immediately
If you keep all those things in mind, we believe there would be no trouble in you trying to stay active during Ramadan. The most important thing to note here is to do everything in moderation, even working out.