If you are fasting presently in this month of Ramadan. You are undoubtedly abstaining from drinking water during the day.
This is one of the rigorous tasks during this fasting exercise. How then can you stay hydrated or less dehydrated at this time?
Simply put, how you start your day determines whether you will be dehydrated during the day or not. Although, human are not as adaptive to water unavailability as Camels. You can still be less dehydrated throughout the long day if you do the following.
Drink Enough Water
The first and important secret about quenching your thirst during Ramadan is drinking enough water. If you want to be hydrated during the day, drink enough water throughout the night, during sahoor, and iftar.
Watch What you Wear
Have you noticed that you sweat more when you wear some clothes. The Egypt Independent reports: “The color of your shirt, the fabric of your pants, and the layers of clothes all play an important role in keeping your body temperature as low as possible. If you work indoors, pick a light-colored shirt; if most of your day is spent outside, a darker color will help protect you from the effects of the sun. Black, however, is not advisable, as it tends to attract the heat and lock it close to your body.”
It is advisable that you be selective of the clothes you put on during this period.
Take Cold Showers
There’s something relaxing about taking showers during heat seasons; it cools your body temperature, eased your urge for water. It’s an act that does not break your fast. However, resist the temptation to swallow the water that falls on your lips.
Taking cold showers may seem only feasible to persons at home. But, you can achieve a similar result by wetting a towel with cold water and applying it to your forehead and other parts of your body.
Watch What you Eat
The kind of meal you take during your sahoor will determine how much water would be exhausted during the day. It is advisable that you avoid foods that contains a lot of sugar. Do ensure you eat foods and fruits with high water composition.
Do not drink Juice
Drinking juice will not help you remain hydrated, it makes you gain more weight. The best you need to do is to stick to water.
According to El-Zibdeh, “a lot of people focus on juices because they are culturally used to breaking their fast with two glasses of juice, but that’s what causes weight gain.”
Culled from Egypt Independent.