Tips to Remain Fresh & Awake During RamadanFriday, September 4, 2009 10:16
Yes it is once again the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims worldwide abide the call Islam to fast and refrain from engaging in acts that may forfeit our fast. Fasting being one of the five pillars of Islam, it sometimes can leave a Muslim to be a little sluggish and tired before dusk sets where our breaking of fast takes place each day.
Thus there are are a few tips to pick up to ensure Muslims who are fasting worldwide remain a little a fresher and awake before the day ends.
1) During Sahur (Sahari/ Sehri/ Suhoor) consume a very heavy meal and water. This is essential as any breakfast meal which you will take whenever you wish to skip lunch. Consuming a heavy meal and plenty of water will provide the energy you need to go through your daily activities without feeling like a withered cabbage.
2) During your breaking of fast, control the amount of water you intake. Even though your throat is as parched as the desert, you still need to consume your meal. It will not be good should you become full by just consuming water only. Always try to eat a proper meal whenever you break your fast. You need to replenish whatever energy and nutrients your body had consumed during your fast.
3) Most of us feel tired and sluggish during the mid-day. Temptation to sleep is very high. If you can get a nap during your break time, do it. It will do wonders to your body and mind. If you are unable to get a nap, wash your face and try to do some stretch exercise for at least 15mins to get the oxygen to all parts of your body.
Hopefully the tips work for you! If you have any other ideas and wish to share it, feel free to drop us a comment!