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4 Tips to Maximise Staying Fit & Active While Fasting

We are only one day away from the most blessed month of the year. And this is the time when everyone starts worrying about their health, asking how they can keep fit and active during fasting when the constant sinking of delicious food stops all progress. Will go

This may seem trivial to others, but for us Muslims, the month of Ramadan almost always revolves around the extravagance in which we cook and eat our food.

However, not all is lost! We can still enjoy a wide array of delicious delicacies while maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle during this blessed month. (It requires a little perseverance and determination!)

Why in the first fast?

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There are many physical and mental benefits to fasting. It can boost your weight loss and improve your memory – which is why intermittent fasting is so popular now. That being said, we all know what the OG version of every type of fast is.

During the month of Ramadan, our body will become accustomed to short and long distance food. In other words, our appetite will automatically decrease. Our digestive system takes a break from constant digestion of food, and our bodies adjust almost instantly.

This month also provides an opportunity to cleanse and purify our bodies from harmful toxins. Ramadan accelerates the development of our brain and accelerates our development. Studies have also shown that fasting makes us more flexible, patient and adaptable to change.

We are also in high spirits and our mood becomes much brighter, contrary to what most people believe (that no food makes us grumpy).

Ramadan itself has many natural benefits for us, but we still need to focus on our decisions so that we can improve our fitness and health.

Here are four simple tips that will help you stay fit and active while fasting.

1. Eat in moderation.

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It’s easy to involve yourself in more food during Iftar – especially when we have such a wide variety of foods. From oily and fried foods to sugary desserts, many Muslims typically eat almost twice the amount of food they eat in a few hours.

It can cause serious health problems, including high cholesterol and fatty lipids in our bodies.

A balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein, and plenty of nutrients and water will keep us refreshed for Taraweeh prayers. Also, waking up for breakfast will not feel like work.

Take your time, avoid breathing your food, and make sure you give your stomach plenty of time to digest before you sneak into this late night snack or extra chocolate dessert. And most importantly, it is important to stay hydrated!

Overeating causes fatigue and during such a spiritual month, it is the last thing we want.

2. Exercise in moderation.

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Exercising in Ramadan is not about building more muscle or gaining more intense weight training. It’s about exercising in moderation and according to the needs of your body.

Avoid starting a new way of exercising, and instead, work on overcoming your weaknesses and building up your strengths. Do some light and simple cardio or aerobic exercises, or even do some strength training that keeps your heart pumping without fatigue.

Your workout should not exceed the 60 minute mark, in fact keep your workout to 30 or 45 minutes. The intensity of your workout and lack of time will not affect you much. Keep your workouts light, so that you can maintain your current weight and muscle mass without any damage.

You can also follow a light workout on YouTube! Amana Fitness has some great, easy to follow Ramadan exercises that are very helpful and amazing during this month!

The best times to exercise

During Ramadan, the amount of time we have to devote to our personal work is much less than a normal day (since most of our time should be spent in worshiping Allah!) There is a limited amount, you can still.

There are three essential times to exercise in Ramadan: before Sehri, before Iftar and after Iftar.

The reason for these special times is that when you exercise, you need to eat enough food to hydrate and build energy. Without food and water, exercise would be a chore.

By exercising before breakfast, you have plenty of time to eat and get energy for the rest of the day without feeling sluggish.

When you exercise before Iftar, you know that by the time you finish your workout, you will be able to accumulate nutrients immediately.

And of course, exercising after Iftar is obvious, you can eat at any time before or after your workout without worrying about fasting for the next few hours.

3. Make a list of goals.

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Setting goals is essential to any major task we want to accomplish – and Ramadan is no exception.

That being said, make sure you set realistic goals to maintain your current weight or BMI.

Ramadan is not about losing ten kilos or gaining enough muscle to lift a car. It’s about being moderate and maintaining your lifestyle. This process of balance is, in itself, the ultimate key to staying fit and active during fasting.

4. Continue your lifestyle after Ramadan

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It only takes half a month to two months to get used to a continuous process. After a very short time, this habit will gradually enter our routine and lifestyle.

In addition, you can be more fit and active by following the Sunnah of fasting on Mondays and Thursdays.

Bottom line

Ramadan is the month to turn our bad habits into good ones and become a better person and a better Muslim. Therefore, continuing our lifestyle for the months following Ramadan should be one of our most important goals!

So plan to be as fit and active as possible while fasting this year. Look at your schedule and plan how you can practice self-care while fasting.

Remember, when you invest in your well-being in Ramadan, you will perform the duties of Allah better.

May Allah accept the efforts and fasts of all of us and make the coming month a month full of blessings and happiness.

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