ramadan tip #8: Yes, you should exercise lightly this month
I know exercising is probably the last thing on your mind during Ramadan, but there’s actually no reason you can’t do it, in fact, you should try to exercise during Ramadan! There’s actually no harm done to your body for doing so, especially if you’re keeping it light. According to Dr. Javaid Shah, Physician Specialist in Dubai, “exercise while fasting may actually keep our brain, neuro-mortors and muscle fibers biologically young.”
Ramadan isn’t an excuse to stop working out altogether, in fact, it should motivate you to workout even more to stay healthy during a time when it is SO easy to gain weight (unfortunately).
When should you workout then? That’s up to you! We’ve seen people getting a workout in right before iftaar and others getting one in after taraweeh. The trend here seems to be working out right before you’re going to eat. This is because your body can then immediately replenish itself after working out.
Try to avoid high intensity workouts and stick to workouts like walking, jogging, light exercises, yoga, etc.
Just remember, if you are going to workout, stick to light exercises only, no matter how energetic you feel, you are still fasting and working out so much or so hard could be dangerous to your health. Also, you can never go wrong with a green smoothie post workout!
Do you workout during Ramadan? How do you do it?