A summer Ramadan can make you lazy, and you’ll often want to sleep a lot during the day. But by taking the proper diet and keeping yourself busy during the day, you’ll have a great month! Incorporate the following tips in this Holy month, and you’ll be active throughout.
- EAT PROPER SEHRI:
One major reason why people feel lazy while fasting is because they don’t have a healthy and nutritious Sehri. Most people only have a glass of water. Hence their body doesn’t have enough energy to help them get through the day, and they don’t feel active at all!
There are some foods that can prove to be very energetic for you during a summer Ramadan, like fruits and yogurt and lots of juices or drinks. Try avoiding junk food etc. for Sehri!
2. HAVE A HEALTHY IFTARI:
Another thing to keep check of is the meal you have in Iftari. You probably will be thirsty, hence instead of drinking too much water, try incorporating fruits like watermelons in your Iftari meal. Also, remember not to go for too many calories! Have a healthy and fairly portioned meal in Iftar.
Such nutritious fruits will help you with hydrating your body and will give you energy this summer Ramadan.
3. DRINK LOTS OF WATER BETWEEN IFTARI AND SEHRI:
Your body might crave to eat something sweet after having Iftar, hence, instead of going for desserts, try eating dates to satisfy your taste buds.
Moreover, remember to consume the maximum amount of water between your Iftar meal and Sehri, it will help with keeping your body hydrated for the following day!
4. TAKE POWER NAPS:
You will get tired during the day while you’re fasting, without any doubt. The best thing to do is to listen to your body. Don’t over work or tire yourself too much.
Go ahead and relax, take power naps if you want to!
5. PRAY REGULARLY:
Remember to offer all five prayers in a day. These prayers will keep your body active. By getting up and offering rakats for your Namaz, your laziness will be shaken off, and your mind will feel at peace as well.
6. RECITE THE QURAN:
Keep yourself indulged in activities throughout the day, and remember to make your Ramadan productive. This month is more about clear intentions than actions. Hence, try to recite Quran as much as you can!
7. GO AHEAD WITH YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE:
Working out is the last thing anyone would think of doing in a summer Ramadan. It’s difficult of course, but working out and going about your normal routine will keep you healthy and active throughout.
You should prefer working out half an hour before Iftar, or an hour after Iftar. Don’t over-do yourself, remember that your body is fasting, so keep the workout light.
8. DO YOGA TO KEEP ACTIVE:
There are many people who don’t have a regular workout routine, and I don’t recommend them to workout in Ramadan unless they want to pass out.
Yoga is for those of you who don’t workout regularly. Start your day with some basic poses, which include mild stretching. It will keep you away from laziness, and you will feel energetic through your day!
9. READ BOOKS:
You’ll be shocked at how much a book can indulge you into itself. Try reading a wonderful novel this summer Ramadan, and your day will go by in the blink of an eye! You can even make your own list of summer Reads this season.