Simple Tips to Keep Yourself Healthy this Ramadan
Ramadan is the month of blessings, giving, and surrounding ourselves with family and friends. After a day of fasting, some people tend to diverge from a healthy diet in favor of more calorie-laden options, however, the period of fasting doesn’t have to mean putting a pause on your fitness and diet regime for 30 days. As advocates of health and fitness, we have put together a few tips to help you enjoy a healthy, and lavish month.
After several hours of fasting, the body is depleted from glycogen stores and is dehydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of fluids daily before dawn and after sundown, which can include juices, fruits, milk. But remember, water is always the best choice!
While it is tempting to overindulge at Iftar after a day of fasting, remember to take it slowly. Make sure that you choose a well-balanced meal that you enjoy filled with fiber and protein to help you stay hydrated and fueled up on enough energy and nutrients. Give time for your body to digest the food, maybe take a walk with your loved ones. The key here is to keep moving to avoid a bloated belly and indigestion.
Giving yourself enough time to rest and sleep is as important as hydrating your body and giving it the nutrients it needs. Try to go to bed early for the well-needed 7 hours of sleep before Suhoor. It’s sometimes challenging to fall asleep early when your body is not used to it, but you can train yourself with relaxing stories, music for sleep, and some guided meditation to make sure you have a restful night and enough energy to take on a new day full of gratitude and blessings.