You can still workout while fasting

Dubai - Training while fasting is all about the right mentality


Angel Tesorero

Published: Sun 4 Jun 2017, 10:27 PM

Last updated: Mon 5 Jun 2017, 12:28 AM

Some say training or working out during the holy month of Ramadan is a no-no, but a health and fitness expert thinks otherwise.
"If done correctly, it (workout) can do wonders for you," says Sunny Shaper, health and beauty specialist at QNET, a direct selling company that provides life-enhancing products. He tells Khaleej Times: "I once told a friend that Ramadan is all about discipline and silencing the ego. Hence, it becomes even more necessary to train in this period while fasting."
"Ramadan is about reflection and take this chance to overcome what you've been struggling with all year. Fortify your beliefs, manage your weight, and maintain your health," he adds.
Here are his tips for a good workout whilst fasting:
When to train?
Training while fasting is all about the mentality. You need to listen to your body as well to know if working out while fasting makes you feel positive and comfortable. However, if you're struggling with your fasting, you always have the option to suspend your gym membership for a month.
Other dos and don'ts
> Keep your workouts to a minimum.
> Drink plenty of water between Iftar and Suhoor.
> Don't do heavy lifting and high-intensity exercises.
> Discontinue training if you feel dizzy.
> Don't exercise immediately after food consumption; it's best to do it after four hours.
> Consume high-fibre fruits and drinks for a healthy gut.

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