Eid Al Fitr : What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy
Eid Al Fitr is being celebrated by Muslims around the world and is the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Yet as we enjoy the festivities and the feasting on this very special day, here are some precautions to take to safeguard our wellbeing, as follows.
Avoid Excess Caffeine
Even the most die-hard tea/coffee lovers will have noticed a decrease in their level of caffeinated beverages during Ramadan. Why spoil it by going back to the bad habit? Consume your caffeine, but aim to consciously decrease the amount.
After a month of fasting, suddenly Eid will be a day of heavy, rich foods being consumed from morning to evening. Give your digestive system a break by eating less. This will ensure you don’t suffer from indigestion.
Drink Lots of Water
Ramadan meant water was consumed only at Iftar and Suhoor time; but now is the best time to jump on the healthy habit bandwagon and start drinking more water. Skip the sodas and juices and stick to plain water; your body will thank you for it.
Get Up and Move
Yes, Eid is a festive day, but that doesn’t have to mean lazing around all day long. Make it a point to get up, go for a walk, or just move around. You will feel better at the end of the day.
Planning is Key
By planning out the day of activities, you will be able to monitor your sleep and eating patterns with ease. Make a list of the places to visit and try to get to sleep at a decent time in order to wake up at a good time to get back into normal routine.
Ramadan is Over
Using Ramadan as an excuse to gorge on treats at Iftar time is part and parcel of the month for many of us. Instead, get rid of the friend, fatty, and sugary foods and replace these immediately with fresh fruits, veggies, colorful salads, and balanced meals.