Ramadan is one of the most important months of the Islamic Calendar. It's actually one of my favorites. The reason behind it is quite simple. It gives me the most opportunity to pray and follow the principles of Islam. One will have to agree that the amount of worship they do during Ramadan cannot be replaced with the amount they do around the year. For most Muslim Families their children seem to enjoy Ramadan just as much.
If you ask me how I remember Ramadan? It is by the food in taking by waking up in the middle of the night, the amazing perfumes of delicious mouthwatering edibles that fill the house before the sunrises. Ah! That's why I wanted to fast. But soon enough when we grew old our fasts became compulsory and now we make sure we don't miss one. Ramadan however, isn't just about eating and sleeping and resting. When we were young our parents made sure that we fasted only on the weekends but now scenarios are different. We have school, university, other tasks and jobs. Fasting becomes a bit difficult during the summers.
However that does not mean that they won't be able to help us in any way. During Ramadan we become lazy and we make sure we avoid any sort of movement so that we can survive the day till Iftar. That's not a good way to spend your fast. The correct way is to worship and make use of patience. That's what Ramadan is all about. An ideal thought brought is that it is not advisable to exercise during Ramadan. I don't think there’s anything wrong with Exercising during this month. What should be considered is how much a person should be Exercising. Exercises are avoided since it makes one sweaty and dehydrated. You cannot have water or juices to hydrate yourself thus many of fitness workers make sure that we Exercise after we open our fast. However, exercising can be done an hour before Iftaar as well. The Exercises include house chores, walking, yoga, figure aerobics And Tai Chi.
If one wishes to exercise properly after Iftaar, they are allowed to. Just make sure you start exercising 90 minutes after Iftaar. Although in Ramadan we have a proper time to exercise during Taraweeh prayers. That's when every inch of our body can help us to maintain our fitness starting from the toes to the tips of our fingers. Taraweeh requires standing for periods and prostrating often.
Ramadan shouldn't bind anyone from their physical fitness. One should make sure that they keep themselves healthy. In Ramadan people think that they can eat anything, however they should make sure that they stick to a proper balanced diet rather than going after their taste buds. One such dish is okay but not all. Use fruits that will keep you hydrated and dates that make sure you have a good sugar level. Ramadan shouldn't be all about eating. Keep yourself fit as well!
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