It is obligatory to run fasting for Muslims during the month of Ramadan. During fasting, it means that there are no activities to eat or drink. Fasting is a challenge in itself for those who are actively working.
Because there is no food or drink intake all day, the performance of the body and brain will be affected. Hunger and thirst can come at any time which will affect the body. Stamina can decrease and hinder the activities carried out.
Tips for Maintaining Stamina During Fasting to Stay Enthusiastic
During the fasting month, the working hours will change from the previous month. Long holidays will be waiting, so that the work time will be shorter and consequently will increase your workload. In a situation like this of course it takes a lot of concentration and stamina. However, it is not uncommon for many people to feel stressed and their stamina drops.
Well, follow the tips below so that stamina is maintained during fasting so that activities remain smooth.
You have to maintain food intake so that the energy supply in the body remains available, so that fasting will not interfere with your activities. Sahur is something you have to do every day before fasting. When it is time to break the fast, it is advisable to immediately break the fast and consume the healthy food that has been provided. Sahur and iftar has an important function in the month of Ramadan. Which suhoor serves to provide energy during fasting. Meanwhile, iftar serves to restore the energy that has been lost during fasting all day long.
At dawn, you must adopt a healthy diet by eating a balanced diet. The food menu that you must eat is a balanced and complete diet, and not excessive. Complete food means foods containing complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, chicken meat, milk and other dairy products, as well as food products that contain not excess sugar and fat. When suhoor is recommended to consume foods that are slowly digested by the digestive system. Slow-digesting foods are foods that are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates. Foods that are rich in fiber are sluggish when digested, so you won’t get hungry easily. Meanwhile, foods that contain carbohydrates will help the body release energy slowly.
Enough also the need for fluids, drink water as recommended, namely 8 to 10 glasses from opening to dawn.
Do Physical Activity Or Sports
When fasting, many people usually reduce physical activity and avoid doing sports. But exercise must still be done even though you are fasting because it will help the body stay fit, maintain stamina, accelerate the body’s metabolic processes and maintain the function of the body’s systems.
Doing sports during fasting will make the body dehydrated or dry because the body will lose a lot of fluids through sweat or urine. So that sports that are done while fasting still provide benefits for the body, then you must choose light exercise. You can also do sports in the afternoon before breaking the fast. When the body needs fluids, you can fulfill it when breaking the fast. Mild exercise that you can do while fasting is yoga or walking. You can even cycle around the complex while waiting for the time to open.
Fasting should not be used as an excuse for obstruction of daily activities. If the intake of food and drink that you consume is healthy, and is accompanied by physical activity, then your stamina during the fasting month will be maintained.