Working out during Ramadan
2nd Apr - 1st May
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the most holy of months, as it is believed that this was when the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The dates change each year as the Islamic calendar follows the cycles of the moon. In 2022, Ramadan begins on 2nd April and finishes on 1st May.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast between dawn and sunset. Fasting during this month is one of the 5 pillars of the religion, and helps Muslims to develop strong will, faith, and control their desires, as well as become closer to God (Allah). There are two main meals in Ramadan: Suhoor and Iftar. Suhoor is eaten before the fast begins at dawn, and Iftar is the meal that breaks the fast.
When it comes to exercising and staying healthy, one of the main challenges Muslims face during Ramadan is getting enough calories, micronutrients, and macronutrients during their eating window to provide enough energy for the full day. Abstaining from food and water during the day can also make exercising feel more difficult, and exercise itself can make fasting harder as it increases thirst and hunger.
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