People worldwide are reaching out for health tips to learn how they can stay healthy during Ramadan fasting.
There must be no special requirements in Ramadan except for food, drink, smoking and activities during fasting.
This means that the body will still function with its sleeping routine, waking, digestion, exercise etc.
However, given the length of the fast, many people find themselves affected by health problems during Ramadan.
You can avoid this by following simple steps that will help you prepare your body for fasting. And will set you on the right path to making it through this month with minimal health challenges.
If you are normally healthy but don’t exercise regularly, we advise you can start some walking and build your stamina and walking during the month.
You should also reduce the amount of salt in your food during Ramadan because this will reduce your need to drink more water throughout the day.
Which can cause other problems like headaches etc.
If you are overweight, we advise you not to fast until after it is medically advisable to do so (please consult your doctor). However, we strongly urge you to start fasting regularly after Ramadan and not wait for another Ramadan.
It’s important for pregnant women and people with health challenges such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc.
To seek advice from physicians before undertaking any strenuous activity like fasting.
If you can fast without any health issues, then congratulations.
You can avoid some of the common problems by simple precautions like eating a healthy breakfast before you start fasting. Avoiding too much salt in your food, getting enough rest during the day etc. Have an enjoyable Ramadan
Health Benefits Of Fasting – physical and mental
Fasting is an exercise for self-discipline, self-restraint, sacrifice, and selflessness. You have to think about others who are less fortunate than you.
Some people complain about hunger during Ramadan. But they forget that those who can’t fast in the long run (due to health concerns) will feel hungry all their lives. If you can’t eat, for whatever reason, you won’t feel hungry after death because you are dead!
For those who can fast using medical supervision. It is important to focus on fasting as an act of worship (not just refraining from eating and drinking).
They must concentrate on the physical and spiritual benefits of fasting.
That includes increased energy, stable blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels, improved quality of sleep etc.
Mental Health Benefits Of Fasting
Ramadan is a month of patience and forgiveness. It would help if you were not angry or aggressive during this time. It’s because that would defeat the whole purpose of self-restraint.
Recite the Quran, read more to understand its meaning, and practice it in your daily life after Ramadan. The Quran has a lot of verses that deal with patience, gratitude and forgiveness (forgiveness 70 times a day!).
You can also try not to gossip or backbite during this month. Because even if you don’t do it with your tongue, you can betray someone with your eyes or through body language.
Be a better person every day of the year and not just during Ramadan. Your actions speak louder than words, so treat others as you want them to treat you.
When non-Muslims respect our traditions, even in their ignorance, we should be grateful to God and try to understand their point of view.
The month of Ramadan is a time for everyone, Muslim or not, to give charity and help poor people. Most charities feed the poor daily, so you can help them directly during this time or any other time of the year.
Through fasting, you can also learn to control your temper. Do not eat or drink (instead of eating sweets or smoking cigarettes) and learn more about yourself this month.