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It is possible to exercise or be physically active during Ramadan fasting, but it is important to do so safely and in a way that does not compromise your health. Here are some tips for exercising or being physically active during Ramadan:

Time your exercise wisely: Try to exercise during non-fasting periods, such as before breaking the fast or after the evening meal. This can help ensure that you have enough energy and are well-hydrated.

Start slowly: If you are not used to exercising, start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. This can help prevent injuries and ensure that you do not overexert yourself.

Choose low-intensity exercises: During fasting periods, it is best to choose low-intensity exercises, such as walking or yoga, that do not require a lot of energy or cause you to sweat excessively.

Stay hydrated: It is important to stay hydrated during non-fasting periods to replenish fluids lost during exercise. Drink plenty of water or other non-sugary fluids to stay hydrated.

Monitor your blood sugar levels: Exercise can affect blood sugar levels, so it is important to monitor your blood sugar levels before and after exercise to ensure that they are within a safe range.

Listen to your body: If you feel tired, dizzy, or lightheaded, stop exercising immediately and rest. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.

Remember, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program or increasing your physical activity levels during Ramadan fasting, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medication for diabetes. They can provide personalized guidance and support to help you exercise safely and effectively.

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