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Monday, July 25, 2011

Ramadhan Tips: Staying fit & healthy

The holy month of Ramadhan is actually the best time to improve your well being. it's the best time to train your inner self to embrace positivity, patience and gratitude.  It's the best time to detoxify your body systems. It is the best month we all have been waiting for.
Some people are more potent towards illness in the month of Ramadhan, and they think that fasting has cause them to fall sick. No. Totally no. Fasting brings all the good things and cures many ailments, causing an illness is very unlikely. But you must remember, you are what you eat. And in the month of Ramadhan, our body is given rest from consumption for the whole day, it has become empty and ready to absorb anything that goes into it later on. This is why it is best we break our fast with nutritious food, the best choice is dates and a glass of water. As our body will instantly absorb what it is being fed. So, if you give it something deep fried or fast food you are feeding yourself toxin. Take advantage of this valuable month and cleanse your body. Learn to lay off the bad stuff. Start eating healthy.
Those who are sick and are unable to fast, they may break their fast, as Allah SWT is The Most Merciful permits this.

First, choose natural food sources as food.
The best choice is veggies or fruits, yes, they are wholesome, rich in fiber, packed with antioxidants, water, vitamins and minerals. Not only they make us feel full, they nourish us well. Whole wheat, whole grains and whole-stuff are way better than refined.
Beans , lentils and rice are good source for carbohydrate and keeps hunger away longer.  They are also good sources of fiber.

Loads of water
I mentioned this before. Drink more water and please avoid caffeinated drinks. They make you go to the toilet even more and cause dehydration. Having enough water is vital to prevent the onset of migraines, mood swings and irritability.

Cut down on these;-
  • Sugar
  • flavoring
  • Spicy foods
  • Fried food
  • salt
  • fat
  • caffeine
Light exercises
Such as stretching and walking is adviceable. Don't over do it. Just a bit of activity to keep your body working. Laying around all day will only make you feel groggy later. Just  because you're fasting, doesn't mean sleeping all day is the best thing to do. Get up and get moving. Especially if you did planned on shedding off a few kilos.
It's important that we engage ourselves in some sort of activity to keep our body in a normal working order. Movements helps in preventing constipation, one of the most common complaints heard in the month of Ramadhan, it;s not a chronic disease, it's treatable, insyaAllah.

Common problems to be avoided

  • Costipation- InsyaAllahrelieved by water & fiber consumption.
  • Indigestion- Avoid taking too much spicy & fried food.
  • Lethargy-Try having a balanced diet.
  • Headaches -More water , balanced diet, no negative thinking.
  • Low blood pressure- Same application as lethargy, as lethargy may be due to a lowered blood pressure.
  • Muscle cramps-Usually due to lack of potassium, magnesium and calcium in the blood, take red meat and more green leafy veggies to avoid this problem.
  • Joint pains- Sometimes due to arthritis or the extra salat(tarawih). To avoid this, eat healthily and keep active gradually before Ramadhan as this may help.
  • Kidney stones-Lack of fluid, easy, just drink more water.

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So, if any of you have any of the following problems, you might want to give this a try, I guarantee you it's worth it. It really helps for:-
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Mental alertness
  • Kid's focus and mental development
  • Pregnancy
  • Healthy skin, eyes and hair
  • Old age
  • Digestion problems
  • Anemic
  • Fatigue
  • Morning sickness
  • Breastfeeding mommas
  • Hair problems
  • Skin diseases

Okay, that's all for today. Thanks muchas for reading~ Happy Ramadhan, and May we all stay healthy and cheery~ InsyaAllah..Ameen

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