Ramadan 2023: Health group in Riyadh encourages exercising throughout holy month

Riyadh Ladies GettingFit (RWG) is trying to maintain folks enthusiastic to train throughout Ramadan by providing a morning and night schedule to these .

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The group affords on-line morning stretch periods to assist set the physique for the day in a average manner whereas within the evenings, group walks are organized after Iftar on Sundays and Mondays. The group additionally affords tennis, soccer and basketball coaching periods.

Reflecting on Ramadan as a time for household and togetherness, RWG throughout this era will not be solely accessible to RWG’s feminine members, but additionally to their households together with their husbands and youngsters.

“Our consuming and sleeping routines do change throughout Ramadan in contrast to another month, however it shouldn’t cease you from being lively,” RWG founder Zuzana Kalous instructed Al Arabiya English. Kalous stated that mild to average depth workout routines are protected whereas fasting given their constructive results on one’s physique.

“Don’t cease exercising, the secret’s to be life like together with your health regime. In modifying and sustaining your health regime throughout Ramadan, your physique will profit in so some ways,” she stated.

A few of these advantages embody prevention of medical issues corresponding to weight problems, diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart illnesses and upkeep of muscular power and endurance. Exercising can be a good way to scale back fatigue, permitting these fasting to operate higher throughout the day.

Kalous, who has been concerned within the health and sporting neighborhood within the Kingdom, stated she has seen an elevated drive amongst folks to train and keep a wholesome way of life throughout Ramadan.

This isn’t solely on account of a shift in folks’s strategy and thoughts set towards health within the holy month, but additionally to the state’s elevated efforts.

“In 2015 the Common Sports activities Authority carried out their first Nationwide Sports activities Survey… that exposed that solely 13 p.c of residents aged over 15 years exercised at the very least as soon as every week,” she stated.

In 2018, one other survey was carried out, exhibiting a ten p.c improve as much as 23 p.c, Kalous added.

The federal government, she stated, is driving this alteration and inspiring extra health campaigns throughout this era and past.

“There may be such a drive in Saudi Arabia from the federal government encouraging residents to embrace sports activities and train throughout the holy month of Ramadan.”

Teams like RWG are additionally contributing to this alteration particularly by offering a protected and inspiring area for ladies the place totally different types of exercising is accessible to them. Kalous, who has been primarily based in Riyadh since 2015, stated she noticed the urge to create RWG to assist break any boundaries or hesitation amongst some ladies.

“We uniquely give attention to neighborhood, brazenly welcoming ladies of all ages, health ranges and ethnicities,” she stated. “The truth is ladies got here in all sizes and styles with various talents. You don’t must be an expert athlete. Train is for everybody.”

Exercising suggestions

  • It’s not beneficial to start out exercising throughout Ramadan if an individual doesn’t train often.
  • When exercising for half-hour or extra, practice in a cool atmosphere or air-conditioned location.
  • Keep away from aggressive excessive depth exercises throughout the day, particularly in sizzling climate. This may result in dehydration and related well being points.
  • The very best time to work out throughout Ramadan is both earlier than Iftar or two to a few hours after Iftar.
  • Keep away from understanding instantly after breaking your quick.
  • If you happen to expertise any dizziness, nausea or problem respiratory throughout your exercise, cease instantly.
  • Drink loads of water between Iftar and Suhoor to keep away from dehydration throughout fasting.

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