Benefits of exercising before suhoor
Many people believe that exercising during the month of Ramadan is difficult and exposes the person to exhaustion and fatigue with the deprivation that the body is exposed to for long hours during fasting.
But there is no doubt that all doctors and nutritionists unanimously agree on the importance and benefits of exercising during fasting in order to maintain a proper health status or lose weight, get rid of fat
and get rid of excess calories, provided that the fasting person does not engage in strenuous physical activity before breakfast time in order to avoid Decreased fluid level in the body.
When is it recommended to exercise in Ramadan?
According to a medicine website, it is not recommended to exercise in the afternoon hours or during the late fasting hours, as the weather is hot and the body during this period is tired and lacks fluids, meaning it is in a state of dehydration.
Therefore, the evening period before Suhoor is the best time to exercise, when the weather is less hot. Practicing sports activities before suhoor leads to a significant improvement in the efficiency
and ability of the liver to work, and leads to activation and improvement of food regulation processes in the human body.
Also, activity and movement improve all oxidative processes and energy systems in the human body, increasing the burning of fat and many calories.
One of the best times to exercise in Ramadan is at least two hours after breakfast, until the digestion process ends.
The most suitable sport in Ramadan
If a person is accustomed to doing strenuous exercises, including lifting weights, it is recommended to reduce the time by 45 minutes
and diversify the exercises so that the effort is not activated on the same muscle daily, but rather divide the exercises so that every day exercises are performed on a different muscle.
As for non-athletes, aerobic sports such as walking, cycling and swimming are the safest, and it is preferable not to exercise jogging or strenuous sports.
Top tips for exercising during Ramadan
If you decide to exercise, maintain your fluid level by drinking plenty of water outside of fasting hours.
Make sure you get enough sleep at night or during a daytime nap to give your body a rest and avoid stress and fatigue.
Avoid strenuous exercise such as lifting heavy weights, running long distances or at high speed, or agility and speed exercises.
Eat nutrient-rich foods to maintain your energy during Iftar, which is the first meal eaten to break the fast after sunset, during the Suhoor meal and the early morning meal before sunrise.
Don't forget to talk to your doctor before starting any exercise regime, especially if you already have health problems.
If you have exercised before, you may need to adjust your regular regimen during Ramadan. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the exercises you will be doing during Ramadan.