Tips to stay energized during Ramadan
27 April 2022, 03:52 pm
Our regular schedule has been changed in the holy month of Ramadan. Changing regular schedules and diets during Ramadan can have a significant impact on our body and energy levels.
In our quest to reach a higher level of spirituality during Ramadan, we tend to be a little lazy about taking care of our health. Maintaining good health is a divine duty for all human beings and we must be conscious of protecting our health.
If you want to be mentally and physically productive during the month of Ramadan, you need to give your body the fuel it needs to maintain its function. Use the following tips to work at optimal levels and save energy. This allows you to concentrate on the act of heartfelt worship.
Don’t skip Sehri
Even if you don’t feel hungry because of the fasting routine, don’t skip Sehri. Pre-dawn meals are very important for spending time during the day. Eat foods that release energy that is high in protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. It is even known that the Prophet said, “Take Sehri because you have the blessing in it.” Sahih Bukhari: 1923
Have a meal instead of a feast
We know that food on an empty stomach is a little too attractive, and the urge to eat everything is overwhelming, especially during Iftar. But you have to fight back. Overeating causes abdominal discomfort, causes high levels of laziness and lethargy and makes your body very inactive and lacking energy. Instead of eating one big meal, eat a few small meals at Iftar time. You will find yourself much more active during your Ibadah routine.
Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water between Iftar and Sehri. However, do not swallow it all at once, but take it slowly at intervals. Fruits are much hydrated, so consciously eat them at mealtimes, which will also keep you hydrated. Hydration is important for maintaining high energy levels.
Practice walking or exercise
Exercise is very important in Ramadan. Given the fasting routine and low energy levels, it’s not the easiest thing to do, but exercise is good for your body and really boosts your energy levels. After eating Iftar or Sehri, go for a walk or schedule a light exercise and go home. It awakens you and gives you the energy to do Ibadah later.
Fix some power naps in the day
Everyone needs at least 8 hours of sleep a day. If you aren’t getting it, you will feel tired and lazy all day long, and ultimately will not have the energy to carry out your extensive worship plan. To fix some power naps between your salah/worship time and work schedule. It will really energize you and give you the boost you need to stand in prayer and supplication during Ramadan.