Ramadan is the Perfect Time for Exercise

April 11, 2022

Ramadan is an important time in Islam and as we observe it, we need to be aware of how fasting impact our workouts and fitness routines. For example, exercises that involve intense cardio work and lifting heavy weights are not recommended during fasting, especially when the temperatures are getting high and there is no water from sunrise to sunset. You could harm your health by pushing yourself too hard, so here are the three tips for working out during Ramadan.

  1. Last hour of fasting

When you exercise light during the last hour of fasting, you can soon hydrate yourself with water and get the benefits of exercising on an empty stomach. At this time, any workout should be light and has plenty of stretching. You can also jog or walk lightly during this time.

  1. After iftar

It is recommended to do weight training around one hour after iftar rather than doing cardio on a full stomach. However, you will need to include a small additional meal to fuel your body and drink a lot of water to rehydrate.

  1. Night owls or early risers

Whether you’re a night owl or an early riser there is a time for you. For night owls, the perfect time to exercise is between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. when your food has had time to settle and your body has rehydrated completely. However, the perfect time for early risers is an hour before suhoor while your stomach is a bit empty yet full from iftar.