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(Q&A) Exercising safely during Ramadan

(Q&A) Exercising safely during Ramadan

When choosing a workout during Ramadan, remember to consider the following:

The type of exercise. The risk of dehydration is higher with cardio (aerobic) exercises.
The intensity level of your workout. Light to moderate intensity exercises is safest.
Whether it is an indoor or outdoor activity. Avoid exercising outdoors at the hottest times of the day as you will be unable to hydrate yourself adequately.
The time of day. You may want to limit physical activity during fasting hours and be more active after sunset as the risk of low blood sugar is higher in the hours before iftar.
Check your blood glucose before the workout. Ensure that it is at least 5.5 mmol/L. Continue reading