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The fasting month is coming up and it may be challenging considering there will be changes in your daily routines. Here are some tips to help you get through the fasting month while still keeping your stamina up.

Light jogging and biking

High-intensity workouts that accelerate the heart to 15 beats per minute are not recommended during the fasting month. Choose light to medium intensity exercise, such as brisk walking or light jogging, for 20 to 30 minutes a day. Casual biking with some friends or family can also be a fun alternative. Choose flat routes and don’t rush it.

Yoga

Yoga asanas are light movements that give muscles a good stretch, while also being beneficial for detoxing and easing headaches and fatigue that usually occur during fasting. It’s best if you do yoga two or three hours before breaking the fast.

Vitamin Supplements

In addition to vitamin C, it’s really important to make sure you take enough vitamin B1, B6 and B12. There are many good supplements that you can take to fulfil your need for these vitamins. Take the vitamins after you break the fast to prevent nausea. You can also consume a vitamin B-complex supplement that contains at least eight kinds of vitamin B.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a good natural antioxidant that helps prevent inflammation in your digestive system. Turmeric also encourages the development of good bacteria, which is beneficial for the digestive system. You can consume turmeric essence in capsule or powder form, about 500mg per day for adults, or drink a good quality jamu kunyit.

Hydrate

We can’t stress this enough, but remember to hydrate, especially during the fasting month. Drink enough water during sahoor, iftar and in the evening to avoid dehydration during fasting.

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