To work out or not to work out? The answer is YES YOU SHOULD! Ramadhan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims. It is a time for spiritual reflection, for prayer, for bringing families closer together and for people to connect with their communities by doing good deeds.
Because of this, some may wonder if the human body is even capable of undergoing that much stress – having to cope with a new diet – and exercise? Experts confirm that not only is the body capable of doing it, but it is also extremely beneficial to your health (depending on your goals).
If you find yourself too tired after fasting, maybe it’s best to refrain from activities that are too taxing on your body. So we’ve compiled a list of low impact exercises to help you stay in shape during Ramadhan.
Often overlooked by many, walking is one of the easiest and best things you can do for your body. If your office is on the second floor, opt to take the stairs instead of the lift. (But if your office is on the 8th floor, my advice is to take the lift). Jogging is also great because all you really need is a pair of shoes and a vast space i.e. your neighbourhood. Be sure to keep your jogs short in time and distance because the goal here is to maintain fitness.
Yoga originated from Northern India some 5000 years ago (although experts argue that it has been around way before that), and is commonly understood that through yoga, one can harmonize oneself with the universe. However, people who regularly practice yoga can also reap a lot of physical benefits. (And) Because of its low impact exercise system, yoga is a great way to stay in shape during Ramadhan.
Albeit similar to yoga, there a few key differences that separate the two which include: Pilates focuses on dynamic stretching while yoga focuses on static stretching to strengthen certain muscle groups. Speaking of which, we offer both Yoga and Pilates classes in our KFit platform.
Low-Intensity Steady State (LISS) is HIIT’s less intense cousin. It is ideal for weight loss, especially in the month of Ramadhan when you need to conserve your strength to withstand daily tasks.
Lasting throughout Ramadhan is all about mental strength. Remember to take it easy and to listen to your body! If you need help finding the perfect fitness routine this Holy Month, just head on to KFit to achieve your fitness goals – from hot yoga to gym passes, we make it easy for you to keep fit!
From everyone at KFit, we wish you a blessed Ramadan – stay tuned for more on our Ramadan series.