“Should I exercise during RAMADAN?” – This is a common question people who are fasting ask us all the time.
For those who have been reluctant to exercise on an empty stomach, the news is it’s completely healthy to work out while you fast.
So, can I exercise without water?
While it may be difficult to do high-intensity workouts without water, HYPOXI is a low impact exercise that is gentle on the body and only takes 30 minutes.
Make sure you wake up for Suhoor and hydrate yourself with at least 1-2 glasses of water.
* If you are a coffee drinker, it’s ok to have 1 cup of coffee, especially in the beginning of Ramadan to avoid symptoms of coffee withdrawal.
** It’s very important to drink water before the Iftar meal and to continue staying hydrated after. An easy way to do this is to keep bottled water with you at all times.
What exercise should I be doing?
Try to stick to gentle exercise such as HYPOXI, yoga, pilates, and walking during Ramadan to keep the routine and stay in shape.
Avoid high-intensity workouts as your body is already burning fat during the day. In fact, you can take your intensity down to 70% during Ramadan.
For those who find it difficult to exercise in the morning, try to get into the routine of exercising an hour or two after you break your fast.
As with all exercise listen to your body and don’t push it too hard.