Fasting in Ramadan and spending hours without eating or drinking can certainly be a very difficult process. The temperature is likely to remain very hot in Pakistan this year. In the scorching heat when we all think we should drink plenty of water and soft drinks but as Muslims we respect Ramadan. In this blessed month, we fast all day, so water and other cold drinks are forbidden for us in broad daylight.
So now the question is that:-
- How can we fast Ramadan without getting sick?
- How to protect yourself from extreme heat during fasting?
- What could be the best way to keep yourself hydrated during fasting?
Knowing the answers given below to all these questions that come to our minds as soon as Ramadan begins, you can be sure that this Ramadan can be very easy, blessed, and healthy for you.
Limit your physical activity:
This may not be possible for all people, especially those who do field jobs. However, if you can, try to limit your physical activity as much as possible. Do some things late when you open your fast and eat some. Try to minimize your daily activities.
Take frequent baths:
This is the best way to stay hydrated during Ramadan. Take frequent baths to keep yourself refreshed and your body temperature normal. Fill the bucket with water before taking a shower. This water will be colder than tap water.
If you cannot do shower repeatedly, make sure you perform a complete ablution before each prayer. This process allows you to wash your face, hands, throat, and feet several times.
Avoid direct sunlight:
Of course, this is not possible for everyone, but you should try to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. If you work outdoors, take a break to avoid heatstroke. Use a hat, sunglasses, and umbrella to protect yourself from the sun.
Eat a healthy diet in the sehri:
When you fast in the summer, overeating can be a big mistake. Due to the rising temperatures in the heat, overeating can cause a dehydration problem. Eat light meals at Iftar and Sehri. Don’t try to drink too much water. Use plain yogurt and dates. It will not make you feel thirsty in fasting.
Eat fruits and vegetables in the Iftar, which contains a large amount of water such as melons, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, etc.
Avoid tea and coffee:
This is not impossible. You can do this easily. Using tea and coffee increases the amount of salt from your body. Instead of keeping you fresh and active, it causes dehydration in your body.