We have chalked out a few Ramadan fitness tips here that will help you stay strong, healthy, and energetic during the 30 days of fasting.
As the Holy Month approaches here in Dubai, it can be tough to keep up your Ramadan fitness routine. It’s a month of fasting and prayer for those who observe it, and that means no food or water from dawn until sunset. But it doesn’t have to get in the way of your health and wellness goals. Here are a few tips to help you stay fit during this holy month:
Exercising During Ramadan
Even though you may not be able to do your usual workout schedule during Ramadan, try to keep moving throughout the day (remember not to overdo it either). Go for a walk during the daytime hours, or take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator whenever possible. If you can squeeze in exercising too during Ramadan, it would be great. But try not to go for rigorous training. It’s also important to remember that right after Iftar is not the time to head off to the gym—let your body digest some of the food first!
Get Enough Sleep
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to remember that being well-rested will make everything easier for you—including trying to stay fit during Ramadan in Dubai! Especially after a long day of fasting, sleep can be very restorative and beneficial to our bodies if we get enough of it!
Never Skip Suhoor
The pre-dawn meal plays a very important part in how the rest of your fasting progresses during the day. Eating a balanced meal consisting of complex carbohydrates, high fibre, and rich proteins, in Suhoor fortifies your body and keeps it going great throughout the day.
Make it a point to drink as much water as you can as during the course of the day your body loses water in the form of urine and sweat. Given the sweltering heat outside, an adequate intake of water during Suhoor and Iftar helps your body stay hydrated.
Don’t Over-Indulge During Iftar
Hunger tempts us to go overboard while eating. Don’t give in to cravings; make the right choice. Avoid highly processed foods while breaking fast as they are high in salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats. Reach out for roasted nuts instead of ready-to-eat food like biscuits. Choose whole grains instead of white bread and enriched pasta. Enjoy traditional Iftar desserts in small portions. Fruit is a healthy alternative to sugar-laden confectionaries – the natural sugars will satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’re short on time and unable to eat the right food during the 30 days of fasting, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Go for our Ramadan special meals that are delicious, non-greasy, and nutritive. At Meals On Me, we use healthy cooking methods like grilling, baking, and steaming instead of frying. Enjoy chef-prepared meals that are high on flavours and do well in satiating all your cravings. That’s not all. We offer free delivery too! Click here to know more about our meal plans.
You can easily maintain your fitness, overall health, and energy levels during Ramadan by following a Ramadan workout and diet plan. We wish you all Ramadan Kareem. Have a great time with family and friends and stay healthy!!