Author: Omam Khalid
The month of Ramadan is here and so are the scorching sun and the hot summers in most parts of the world. Fasting requires a lot of energy and commitment on part of each individual, especially when Ramadan is being accompanied by a recurring heat wave. To not fall sick due to dehydration and the demands of this month, there are certain tips and tricks that one should definitely keep in mind.
First and foremost, one should never skip Suhoor. Not only is eating Suhoor a Sunnah, but it is also the most crucial meal of the day – it provides you with the energy to keep you going throughout the day.
To stay fit and healthy during Ramadan, it is highly recommended that you choose your meals with great consideration. Avoid salty foods during Suhoor as they cause one to feel thirstier. Aim for a well-balanced meal rich in carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. Eating lots of fruit will keep you hydrated because of the high water content and provide energy as well.
In addition to what you should eat, you should also be weary of what you shouldn’t eat – be sure to avoid fried foods during Ramadan. The meals should be light and fulfilling so that you don’t feel bloated and heavy after either Suhoor or Iftar.
It is recommended by health experts that drinking 10-12 glasses of water each day is highly beneficial for the human body in the short run as well as in the long term. While you cannot drink water during the day, make sure to drink as much water during Suhoor as possible and make up for the rest of it, during Iftar. Try to keep yourself hydrated by water mainly. Sugary drinks and juices can be your next best alternative but should not be your first priority.
Having a workout routine is one of the best ways to keep and remain healthy. It allows your body to have a routine. However, one has to be extra careful with this routine in Ramadan. It is best to exercise a couple of hours after you have had your Iftar – it will not only help digest food but also keeps your blood flowing and your metabolism working.
It is imperative, especially during Ramadan to spend most if not all of your time in the remembrance of Allah Almighty. But it is also essential to take care of yourself in the process. Make sure to get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep so that your body does not get exhausted more than is necessary. You need this sleep so that you can function well during the day and to not allow your fasting to get in the middle of all the work you have to get done.
To avoid falling sick and make the most of this blessed month of Ramadan, be sure to follow these tips. You do not want to miss out on the glories of this month just because you fall sick. You can easily avoid this by keeping in mind these few simple rules and make the most of this Ramadan and every Ramadan to come.