Bhatkal Sports News/ Editorial
Bhatkal May 17, 2018: With the sighting of the crescent moon of holy month of Ramadan, in a town as religious as Bhatkal can mean zero professional or offical sports and athletic activities in town, which in a way is good and allows you to observe the holy month with sincerity.
But that does not in anyway mean one should take his fitness lightly especially if you are an athelete and sportsperson, as your physical fitness and eveready attitude defines your potential to the competitive world, which is not bothered by the fact that you have recently completed 30 days of fasting and hence you are low on fitness or any such excuses.
So, to be in that eveready zone you will need to atleast give minimum attention to your fitness so as not to lose the shape of your body and mind.
Here's the solution:
With fasting and limitation on your eating habbits it becomes easier for one to maintain any kind of diet as per his/her body and fitness' requirements, and the only thing which remains is making sure that you get minimum physical activities done for your body and not be sleeping all the day, because you are tired and hungry.
The best time to exercise in Ramadan is right before sunset as you can push yourself to some extra limits, being aware that you will be breaking your fast soon, if for some reason you cannot manage excercising before sunset you can also take out time one-hour after breaking the fast as by that time half of your food will be digested and you will be more energized than any other timeslot of the day.
However, the worst time to work out is in the middle of the day, as you will end up exhausting yourself and not being able to refuel yourself will just make your suffering worst for the day, but if you only have that timeslot to workout, make sure you only opt for light workouts.
Ramadan is not the time to push yourself to the limits or break your previous records, but it is the time to 'only maintain' yourself, so treat it like that.
It’s better to engage in lighter physical activity such as walks and stretches.
Some exercises like High-Knees,Jumping Jacks, Squats, Lunges,Leg Raise, Plank Leg Raise, Bicycle Crunches, Knee pull-ins and push ups are the regular day-to-day excercises that helps you keep yourself in shape without taking much of your energy or exhausting you. If you are not familiar with regular gym and workouts you can try these.
And if you are a regular fitness freak and are used to heavy workouts, then you can opt for more excercises during Ramadan, like Abdominal crunches, Push-ups and rotations, Plank, High Knees running in place, jogging, long walks among others.
Whatever you do, make sure you are in your perfect athletic shape at the end of this Ramadan, set goals for yourself and don't disappoint yourself for the competitive world will not wait until you get fit once again after Ramadan, it is your time to schedule your fitness for your own good if not for anything else.
Bhatkalsports.com wishes all its readers, clients and everyone out there a Ramadan Mubarak may the Almighty Allah bless us all with good health prosperiety and help us to observe the holy month with utmost sincerity.