• Drinking Water
Fasting causes dehydration therefore drinking 5-7 glasses of water during non-fasting hours is very important to keep your body hydrated. It will also maintain blood flow and will regulate body temperature. This year the Ramzan in hot month of July will also make us sweating so drinking sufficient water will replace the lost electrolytes in our body.
• Balance Diet
A balance diet is another factor to stay active while fasting during Ramzan. You must consume healthy meal to avoid getting more fat pile up in your body. Try to use more fruits, fresh juices, green vegetables and chapatti to remain energetic. Some foods cause lethargy making a person dull during fasting such as red meat and fast food like burgers. Avoid these junk meals.
• Avoid Over Eating
At aftar time, we end up stuffing our stomach with too much food that it causes acidity and indigestion. Fast does not mean to over eat or eating more than your normal routine. Try to limit yourself to one third of the food, one third of water and one third of air. It will make you feel lighter and energetic during next day of the fasting.
• Doing Exercise
To stay active while fasting during Ramzan it is better to make a schedule for exercise. Doing some exercise of about 30 minutes’ walk, 30 minutes cycling or house cleaning are best ways to beat lethargy. The interesting way of exercise is to spend an hour in kitchen to prepare aftar meal; it will make you energetic before going to table for aftar.
• Healthy Aftar Time
Healthy aftar meal is also a part of staying fit in Ramzan. During fasting a person becomes less active due to fats melting to provide energy, this is replaced by having meal on aftar time but it does not mean to eat fried items like pakorey and samosey or kachoris. The healthier you eat in Ramzan, the healthier your fasts will be.
• Praying & Worshiping
To make your fasts more energetic indulge into long prayers and worship. Don’t miss your prayers 5 times a day because it makes you active and physically fit during fast. It also makes you spiritually healthy which is good to stay active while fasting during Ramzan.
Fasting in Ramzan is very healthy but it sometimes brings some health hazards. It is very important to stay active during fasting Ramzan but it is possible if you stay healthy during fasting in Ramzan.