Ramadan is a month of building and strengthening faith, and we definitely need the right mindset and physicality to help us do so! One of the most common, clear-cut answers is through exercising, but we definitely understand that after a whole day of fasting, sweating it out might not be ideal ☹️
However, you’re missing out on so many benefits that not only will make you feel healthier, but also give you the physical and mental strength to perform and focus on our ibadah, which is what Ramadan is all about! Even if it’s a simple stretch or a slow stroll along the park, we’re giving you 3 reasons why exercising is going to make your Ramadan a fulfilling time ?
Why You Should Exercise During Ramadan
1. Increased Energy
Imagine this: you’re working your day job, and then rushing to buy or prepare meals for breakfast and sahur, and if you have little ones, you might be busy getting them ready for a school day, and you’ll be squeezing in the time for spiritual activities like terawih or spend time learning or reading the Quran, and it repeats the next day. Sounds a little tiring? When there is so much going on and you want to accomplish so many of your goals, you need more energy and less stress, both of which exercising will help with!
You don’t have to go all out and be completely drained, which becomes the opposite of what exercising is all about. Focus on increasing your heart rate a little by doing some light intensity movements. If you’re not sure what exercises are suited to your physical level, or you’re afraid you might not be able to keep up, you can sign up for Teraweights’ Energise Package! You’ll be assigned to a trainer that will offer exercises based on your fitness level. The best part? You don’t have to come down every day! You’ll have the flexibility to work out up to 3 times each week for 2 months, so you can spend the time for your activities during Ramadan. The added bonus is that now you’ll feel good and more energised to tackle your day-to-day plans! ?
2. Building Strength And Mobility
Standing for long periods of time and or sitting in various positions on the floor during terawih can be tough. If you are not used to it, it can really put a lot of stress on your body, especially on your lower back and knee. Strengthening these muscles help take impact away from your joints and the mobility allows our muscles to function better. If you have not taken the time to work on either of those, then that is the first place you should start. Empower yourself to have better control and balance over your body by focusing on exercises that build up your core, hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, and hip muscles to elevate knee and back pain ?
If you’re a beginner, you might feel lost and unsure where to start. Here’s where Teraweights’ Empower Package (apt name, isn’t it? ?), comes in handy. Apart from having flexible workout hours with your trainer, you’ll be able to take charge of your own fitness in the palm of your hand! You’ll get to monitor your workout intensity and track your progress all while using MZ-Switch Exercise Tracker and a fitness social app from MyZone. You can then share your successes (as you should! ?) with your fellow Empowerers, and also get motivated to constantly build up your strength and mobility.
If heading down for physical training might not fit into your schedule, you have access to a wide variety of online workout classes guided by your trainer for one year, so that you’ll never lose that momentum beyond Ramadan!
P.S. Both the Energise and Empower Packages offer a free exercise mat and skipping rope once you sign up, so if you need workout gear, consider it settled!
3. Start working on your fitness goals
Ramadan is actually the best time to finally start all those workouts you’ve been procrastinating to do for far too long! Our eating routines will change drastically, and it’s easy to fall into bad eating habits every Ramadan. In the long run, this will have a negative impact on our health as well. Moreover, looking at the ever-changing Covid-19 situation, it’s extra important to keep healthy!
One way to know if you’re going in the right direction is getting an exercise tracker, and Teraweights offer the MZ-Switch exercise tracker package. You can wear the tracker in multiple places on your body, such as your chest, arm or wrist to track that measurement of effort level for any exercise you’re focusing on. If you’re doing cardio and you’re focusing on building endurance, place the tracker on your chest to track and measure your targeted heart rate!
There’s even a single LED that flashes to indicate it's started to track a workout and can flash different colours to indicate real-time heart rate zones, which are easier to see and make use of when it's on your wrist. And if you think it would run out fast, don’t worry! There are six months of battery life in the tracker after just one charge. No excuses for not working out okay? You’ll also be given access to up to 10 classes per month for one year.
P.S. Afraid to exercise alone, or among strangers? Sign up with your friend or partner and get $40 off and access to 1-year of online classes!
Ramadan comes only once a year, and we should focus on reaping the full spiritual benefits of the month, and we need the utmost energy and strength to do so. So why not take this opportunity to start small at Teraweights? You don’t have to be alone in your journey to do so, you just need a little commitment and your best workout gear, to reach the fitness goal you want, while being able to last through your duties during Ramadan ?
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