July 03, 2014 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
Tips to Consider When Working Out After Iftar
You know that feeling, after Iftar, you feel so full and useless like a couch potato. You look at the dessert plate and think, maybe I'll have just a little piece. And after gobbling down the sweetness, a nice cup of tea will do the trick for digestion.
Now when you are at the stage, are you thinking, "Time to change into my trainers for a workout?" Chances are you aren't, and you're waiting for the long commercial break to end, to watch your favorite Ramadan series. I don't blame you, but staying fit and healthy in Ramadan is super important. Once you figure out the trick on how to workout our after Iftar, you probably won't stop.
1. First and foremost, decide on the type of workout you will be doing during Ramadan. Is it a brisk walk after Iftar, or something with high intensity. Figure out what your body can tolerate.
2. Be sure to load up on carbs and sugar during your Iftar, it will give you an immediate boost from the fasting.
3. Wait at least two to three hours after Iftar before heading to a workout, so your body can digest the food properly.
4. During Iftar, stick to foods that are easily digestible. Avoid foods that are high on fat.
5. If you are going to workout directly after Iftar, go for a light meal, like soup and salad, and continue your heavy meal after the workout.
6. Be sure to hydrate your body and consume lots of water after breaking your fast. That way, you will prevent any muscle cramps during your workout.
7. Do consider workouts like yoga or swimming after Iftar, they are not intense and are super effective to maintain your weight and your figure.