Another month of Ramadan came. This month, which has a special place for our culture, we need to be more careful about our important life habits such as nutrition and exercise to protect our health. Because long periods of hunger during the month can cause fatigue, headache, and nausea if we do not eat enough, similarly, Ramadan tables equipped with high-calorie foods can trigger weight problems when we do not move enough. As a result of all this, the person has a challenging month and can face many conditions, from simple symptoms to serious health problems. Therefore, it is useful to be careful and attentive about nutrition and exercise during Ramadan! Here are distinctive nutrition and exercise suggestions for Ramadan!
Do not skip the sahur meal
Our meals are reduced to two during Ramadan. Of course, the meal that will give us energy throughout the day is sahur. Many people skip this critical meal just because they are cold. Neglecting suhoor causes our bodies to lack water and energy during the day. Therefore, due importance should be given to sahur.
Consume healthy foods with high nutritional value in your meals
There are many harmful foods, from fatty foods to desserts, on Ramadan tables. Although these foods are delicious, they can cause our body to be deprived of the beneficial substances it needs during Ramadan. For this reason, it is necessary to include vegetables and fruits rich in nutritional value in a balanced way in iftar and sahur meals. Only in this way can our body adapt as long as it is not used to it.
Consume enough water outside of the fasting period
The biggest threat of long periods of hunger during the month of Ramadan is dehydration. Therefore, to prevent this, enough water should be consumed at regular intervals between iftar and sahur. Water consumption is significant for our digestive health and our general health. For healthy digestion and immunity, especially in this process, it is necessary to pay attention to water consumption!
Eat a diet rich in vitamins and minerals
Healthy fruit and vegetable consumption is critical during Ramadan. Because fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits provide us with beneficial substances, our body needs, for this reason, seasonal vegetables and fruits should be included in meals in a balanced way.
Include the action in your life
During the month of Ramadan, we tend to move less due to long periods of hunger. However, we need to act during this period to support digestive health. For this reason, it is necessary to keep both digestion and general health with light-paced outdoor walks at least 1 hour after iftar.
If you continue to exercise, reduce the pace and intensity
People who exercise regularly may not want to take a break from exercise during the month of Ramadan. There is also no problem in getting regular exercise during Ramadan. It is only necessary to exercise at a lighter pace and for a shorter time than usual. Therefore, you can maintain your body condition by applying for your existing program more lightly, at intervals.
Exercise in airy environments with appropriate clothing
If you are exercising while fasting during Ramadan, care should be taken to wear comfortable, non-sweating, and ventilated clothes. It is also imperative that the space is air-conditioned. Otherwise, the loss of water and minerals in the body may increase. That can lead to dizziness, weakness, and more severe conditions such as low blood sugar and blood pressure. For this reason, care should be taken to wear comfortable clothes in airy areas while exercising.