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How to stay active in Ramadan

How to stay active in Ramadan

As Ramadan graces us with its presence, it offers a unique opportunity for Muslims worldwide to enrich their spiritual and physical well-being. This sacred month isn't just about spiritual reflection; it's also a perfect time to embrace outdoor adventures in a way that harmonises with our faith and lifestyle. Here's how to keep active and make the most of the great outdoors during Ramadan.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is key, especially when you're adding physical activity to your Ramadan routine. Since your hydration window is limited to non-fasting hours, make it count. Aim for the usual 2 liters of water from iftar to suhoor, focusing on drinking before and after your outdoor activities to maintain energy and prevent dehydration. Consider adding electrolyte-infused water post-adventure to replenish any lost minerals efficiently.

Muslim woman hiking

Timing is Everything

Plan your outdoor activities when it's cooler and your energy levels are optimised. Early morning, right after suhoor, offers a serene, cool environment perfect for a reflective mini hike or a peaceful nature walk. Alternatively, embrace the night with activities like a leisurely walk after iftar, under the stars. This timing not only aligns with your fasting schedule but also brings a unique tranquility found only in nature's quiet hours.

Dress Smart

Embracing the outdoors requires the right gear. Opt for lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that breathes and moves with you, without compromising on modesty. A breathable sports hijab, paired with modest activewear like the Virtue Set, ensures you stay cool, dry, and comfortable, whether you're on a trail or taking a stroll through the park.

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Embrace Low-Impact Adventures

Your Ramadan outdoor activity doesn't have to be intense to be effective. Focus on low-impact, enjoyable activities that complement your fasting state:

- Nature Walks: An excellent way to stay active, soak in the scenery, and enjoy a moment of peace.

- Cycling: Offers a breezy, exhilarating way to explore your surroundings without overexerting.

- Yoga and Stretching: Perfect for staying limber and mindful, enjoy these as a tranquil sunrise or sunset ritual in your backyard.

Plan and Prioritise

Having a flexible yet structured plan can make all the difference. Schedule your outdoor activities in a way that feels natural and fulfilling. Consider joining a Ramadan walking or fitness challenge or mapping out a month-long plan with varied activities. Engaging with friends or family not only fosters a sense of community but also keeps you motivated and accountable.

Ramadan is a time of reflection, connection, and yes, adventure while appreciating the beauty of Allah’s creation. By integrating these tips into your routine, you can enjoy a fulfilling, active Ramadan that nourishes both body and soul. Remember, it's about balance and embracing the spirit of the month in all aspects of life, including how we stay active. So, lace up your sneakers, step outside, and let the adventures begin!

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