21 Jun How To Exercise Right During Ramadan
During Ramadan, it can be tough enough getting through the day let alone finding the energy and motivation to focus on your physical activity. Exercise Right investigates the best way to Exercise Right throughout Ramadan.
Many people forget about exercise during this time and this can create huge setbacks to your health and could lead to the development of a range of different chronic conditions.
Ramadan is a time of focus and reflection so it’s a great time to create a plan that will work for you and an even better time to be focused on your health and goals.
Exercise Right’s Top Tips to Exercise Right During Ramadan
1. Listen to your body
During Ramadan your body is going to go through some changes and this will take getting used to. The exercise that you were doing beforehand won’t be as easy now, so you need to listen to your body and work out the signs it is telling you. The last thing you want to do is push yourself to the limit and end up injured.
2. Choose your exercise wisely
During Ramadan you may want to consider reducing the intensity of your workouts rather than the length. By undertaking high intensity training you will be placing your body under a huge amount of strain, so think ‘little and often’ to help your body cope. Perhaps you can add in more strength sessions or add more walking to your plan?
3. Create a plan and stick to it
We definitely recommend planning your exercise during Ramadan. By planning you can set a suitable timetable to couple your exercise with your eating and drinking. If you work better in the morning, plan your exercise within a couple of hours of eating or if you prefer the evening, make sure you fit this in after your evening meal. Either way, create the plan to make sure you are consistently moving!
4. Get enough fluids
If you are going to exercise during the day you need to make sure your account for your fluid loss. Your body won’t have the stores of fluid it usual relies on, so perhaps it’s best to choose an activity that reflects this.
5. Exercise with a friend
Multiple research shows that we are more likely to be successful with exercise if we do it with a friend. So why not call up a friend and give each other the support to move more during this time.