When fasting, our bodies need more nutrients and nutrients than when we are not fasting. It cannot be denied that when fasting, our bodies will be weaker and also more tired. This is because approximately 14 hours, our bodies do not get food and drink intake. Of course, it is very natural that our bodies when fasting will easily become weak and tired.
Many people divert their activities so that the body does not get tired and weak by sleeping. Sleep activity is widely considered as one of the activities that can prevent you from feeling weak and tired. In fact, sleep is an activity that can make our bodies weaker. This is because while sleeping the body needs fluids so that when someone sleeps while fasting it will actually make the body weaker.
For that, while fasting does not mean we have to sleep continuously. However, it would be nice if we do light activities and don’t use fasting as an excuse to be lazy. In fact, there are many ways that you can do to keep our bodies fit and fresh.
Tips to Keep Your Body Fit When Fasting
Having a body that remains fit and fresh while fasting is certainly one of the wishes of every Muslim who is fasting. It cannot be denied that as long as we fast, we are required to refrain from eating and drinking for 13 hours. It is quite natural for our bodies to feel weak and tired. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a body that is always in good shape while fasting.
There are many ways and alternatives that you can do to keep your body healthy and fit. During the fasting month, of course, the body needs more fluid intake as a provision during the day when you do your usual activities. This is what certainly makes your body weaker when fasting. Here are some ways and tips to keep your body in shape while fasting, including:
When fasting, of course our bodies need adequate rest time. For that, do not let the time you have not be used to rest. Do not let you sleep too late and if you are sleepy, do not force yourself to do other activities. Immediately go to sleep at night after tarawih prayer. In addition, you should also avoid activities that are too draining, especially during the day. For those of you who work, of course you are also allowed to sleep again after dawn and dawn prayers. This is said to be ammunition as your provision when doing activities during the day.
Don’t forget about sports
When fasting, of course, you have to keep doing sports to keep your body in shape. Of course, when fasting, we are encouraged to do light exercise such as walking, sit ups, push ups, yoga and also light workouts. The best time to do sports, of course, you are advised to do light exercise in the afternoon or before breaking the fast.
Keep your teeth and mouth clean
It is undeniable that when we are fasting, our mouths and teeth will also be prone to causing unpleasant odors. Maintaining oral and dental health is highly recommended for us to do when fasting. Make sure you always brush your teeth and also clean your teeth after breaking the fast and also after Suhoor. In addition, you also don’t forget to brush your teeth before bed. If it is necessary, of course, you can use a special mouthwash for oral health. This aims to keep your teeth and mouth clean so that they are always fresh and throughout your fasting service.
Make sure to always eat sahur
When fasting, of course, you are required to always eat Suhoor. Even though we are sleepy, of course there is no reason for us to leave Suhoor. Eating sahur is indeed very important because this is the time for us to get good nutrition and nutrition as a provision for us to fast. In addition, sahur can also improve our concentration and focus when doing our daily activities such as work and study. When fasting, of course, you have to be smart in choosing a diet rich in protein, vitamins and fiber. Consumption of more fruits and vegetables at dawn is certainly a mandatory food menu that must be available at dawn.
Avoid sleeping after dawn
After eating sahur, of course you are not advised to sleep after sahur. This is because it will cause our body’s digestive system to become disturbed and also messy. Do not let you get used to sleeping after Suhoor. Compared to sleeping after Suhoor, it would be nice if you carry out other acts of worship such as reading the Qur’an, waiting for dawn with dhikr or doing other useful activities.
Don’t overeat when breaking the fast
Fasting is certainly not a reason for us to overeat. In other contexts, fasting is certainly able to hold back and also control yourself until breaking the fast. This condition certainly makes us consume excess food and drink when breaking our fast. Almost everyone is confused about food and drink when fasting. This will actually make you gain weight faster. Even so, of course, we should not refrain from breaking the fast when the time comes because this is not recommended either.
Get enough body fluids
Lack of body fluids is of course very susceptible to making our bodies feel tired and weak. Body fluids are very necessary for the body’s metabolic processes. Moreover, we are in the tropics with very hot weather. For that, you need enough fluids when breaking the fast and also the meal. This aims to prevent our bodies from becoming dehydrated. The fluid needed for the body is none other than plain water, but it can also be replaced by milk or fresh fruit juice. When breaking the fast, you should avoid consuming coffee, cola and tea. It would be nice if you increase your intake of fruits that are high enough in fluids such as oranges and watermelon.
Avoid foods that are too sweet, salty and fatty
When breaking the fast, of course we will be faced with various types of delicious food, but not necessarily the nutritional content in it. In addition, the Indonesian people are also very attached to the consumption of fried foods, which must be available during the fasting month. No wonder that syrup and fried food sellers are mushrooming during the fasting month. Sweet foods are really needed when fasting, but don’t let you eat too much sweet food. Sweet foods can indeed normalize blood sugar levels. In that sense, you certainly don’t eat foods that are too sweet or too much.
When we consume too much sweet food, it will actually increase the blood sugar level to very high. Eating foods that are sweet and also high in fat will cause fatigue and excessive sleepiness. You can certainly replace your sweet food menu by eating a few dates or plain water. In addition, you are also obliged to avoid salty foods because they will easily invite thirst and are also quite
high in dehydration.
Avoid hot places
When you are fasting, of course, you must avoid being in a place that is hot enough. You should of course avoid lingering in hot places. This is because a hot place coupled with hot enough weather will make your body dehydrated. For that, as much as possible avoid being in hot places and also limit your physical activities and get adequate rest if possible.
Consult a doctor
Before you fast, of course it would be nice if you consult with your doctor first. In the medical world, this is called a Medical Check Up (MCU). This of course aims to determine in advance the condition of vital organs such as the heart, stomach and other organs. The purpose of this MCU is none other than to avoid if one day when you are fasting there are complaints about health that have a negative impact on your body.
Schedule the menu to open and dawn
By recording the food menu for opening and also sahur, of course, you will avoid nutritional intake and improper nutrition. Scheduling a food menu is certainly very good for you so you can find out the nutritional intake and also nutrients into our bodies such as protein, vitamins and other compounds needed by the body.
Do positive activities
As long as we are fasting, of course we are obliged to carry out positive activities. While waiting for the time to break, of course you can fill your time by doing college assignments, reading the Koran, reading your favorite book, or watching your favorite program which of course will not break your fast. By doing positive activities, of course your fast will feel lighter and easier.
Basically, in order for the body to stay fresh and also in shape, it cannot be separated from the intake of food and also drinks that we usually consume on a daily basis. Food and drinks do have a direct effect on the body, be it fresher and fitter or vice versa. A fresh body also cannot be separated from the time we sleep and rest. Is the time we spend sleeping and resting enough or not?
These are the ways and tips to stay in shape while fasting, which is very important for you to do right now. Hope it is useful!