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Muslims see Ramadan as a time for meditation and spiritual development, but Ramadan can be difficult for those trying to stay on track with their fitness objectives. While you are fasting from sunrise to sunset, it can be challenging to adequately fuel your body and maintain a regular exercise schedule. Yet, you can continue moving towards your fitness objectives throughout Ramadan with a little preparation and a few schedule modifications. Itís necessary to take care of your nutrition to keep your health and fitness level high. We talked about fitness tips, exercise, and the best time to exercise in Ramadan.

Exercise and sustaining your usual fitness program can be difficult after a long day of fasting. Thereís a lot to consider and adapt if you want to keep training while fasting. Have a plan to keep up your fitness during this month rather than allowing your hard work at the gym goes to waste.

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Why do Muslims Fast during Ramadan?
What are the physiological effect of fasting?
How does the body provide energy during fasting?

Health and Fitness Tips During Ramadan
  1. Nutrition
  2. Hydration
  3. Exercising
Low-Impact Workouts for Ramdan:
  1. Warmup
  2. First Round
  3. Ab Round
  4. Stretching
Best time to Exercise in Ramadan
  1. After Iftar
  2. After Taraweeh Prayer
  3. Before Suhoor
  4. During Fasting

WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST DURING RAMADAN?

One of the Five Pillars of Islam, which is a mandatory religious obligation for all adult Muslims who are physically and intellectually capable, requires Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan.

Ramadan fasting entails forgoing food, liquids, and other necessities throughout the day, from sunrise to dusk. A meal called iftar is served every evening to break the fast.

The goal of the fast is to develop more self-control, self-discipline, and empathy for the underprivileged and needy. It is also regarded as a way to atone for previous crimes and purify the soul. Ramadan is a period when Muslims aim to strengthen their bonds with one another through increased prayer, introspection, and charitable giving.

WHAT ARE THE PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECT OF FASTING?

Depending on the length and severity of the fast, fasting can have a variety of physiological impacts on the body. The following are a few frequent effects:
  1. Blood sugar levels drop as a result of the liver creating glucose from stored energy sources while you fast because your bodyís glucose reserves are low. As a result, blood sugar levels may drop.
  2. Fasting has been demonstrated to boost insulin sensitivity, which means your body can use insulin to control blood sugar levels more effectively.
  3. Increased fat burning: The body switches to utilizing stored lipids during a fast instead of glucose as its main energy source, which might result in higher fat burning.
  4. Human growth hormone (HGH), which can assist maintain muscle mass and encourage fat burning, is one hormone that might fluctuate in the bodyís levels as a result of fasting.
  5. Enhanced immune function: Research has indicated that fasting, which lowers inflammation and encourages the creation of white blood cells, can help strengthen the immune system.
  6. Enhanced cellular repair: The body uses the autophagy process, which is triggered by fasting, to remove damaged cells and replace them with new ones.
  7. Fasting has been demonstrated to lower the bodyís inflammation, which has been linked to many chronic diseases.

HOW DOES THE BODY PROVIDE ENERGY DURING FASTING?

Fasting triggers, the release of glucose from the bodyís glycogen reserves in healthy people, or the body produces glucose from carbohydrates or other macronutrients like proteins and fat. The liverís glycogen stores can frequently supply enough glucose for the brain and muscles for about 12 hours. As glycogen reserves are exhausted, stored fats are broken down to produce ketones, which the body can use as energy, preserving glucose for the brain.

Muslims in the UK frequently fast for longer than 12 hours each day, so by the late afternoon, they will likely have depleted all of their glycogen reserves and be turning to fat instead as a source of energy. However, if suhoor (the dawn meal) was skipped for some reason, this could cause the glycogen levels to deplete sooner and force the body to start burning stored fat for energy much earlier in the fasting day.

It should be emphasized, nevertheless, that fasting in diabetic patients has been associated with abnormalities of normal glucose metabolism, which could result in low or high blood sugar levels. Those with type 2 diabetes should seek treatment, especially those with type 1 diabetes if they are using numerous diabetes medicines or insulin.

HEALTH AND FITNESS TIPS DURING RAMADAN

We are taking greater steps to support our members during Ramadan this year. For some great health and fitness advice during Ramadan, including a Low Impact Workout you can do at home or at the gym, check out our informative blog below!

1. Nutrition

To give continuous energy throughout the night, it is crucial to concentrate on nutrient-dense foods throughout your evening meal (Iftar). Lean proteins, whole grains, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables could be included in this. To keep your body working correctly during non-fasting hours, itís also crucial to pay attention to staying hydrated.

Depending on when you plan to exercise and the dawn and sunset hours for that specific year, it is advised to try to fit in 2 or 3 meals within your non-fasting window.

If you want to eat two meals, you may try to eat between 8 and 9 pm., which could be a smaller meal with enough protein, and between 10 and 11 pm., which could be a larger meal with more protein.

2. Hydration

The inability to drink any water while fasting is one of the most challenging aspects of Ramadan, therefore try to drink 2-3 liters of water during the 5-6 hour window when you are allowed to eat and drink.

It matters when you drink water as well. Try to drink a liter of water right after breaking your fast, and then add it between meals, to ensure that you are properly hydrated and prevent digestion from being affected.

Drinking a lot of water while eating is not advised because it can make you feel sated and interfere with normal food digestion.

However, if you do awaken before sunrise, this is a fantastic time to drink enough fluids before you begin fasting.

3. Exercises

When it comes to exercising, itís ideal to plan your sessions for when youíre not fasting and have the most energy. This can entail changing your typical schedule to exercise in the early morning or late at night.

Typically, itís encouraged that you train after you break your fast, but as breaking the fast is typically a social occasion you might not want to lose out on that time with your loved ones.

Generally speaking, itís advised to avoid excessive repetition and keep everything in the 5-12 repetition range. You should also limit your exercises to 45 minutes.

Any high-intensity exercise will deplete your bodyís glycogen (the bodyís stored form of sugar), and you wonít be able to restore them until you break your fast, which could leave you feeling drained, lethargic, and distracted.

Itís also crucial to pay attention to your body and change the intensity of your workouts as necessary. Itís acceptable to take it easy and concentrate on stretching or low-intensity activities if youíre feeling lethargic or dehydrated.


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