Welcome Ramadan in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic with These He althy and Productive Tips

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Welcome Ramadan in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic with These He althy and Productive Tips
Welcome Ramadan in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic with These He althy and Productive Tips

Fasting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge for everyone. In addition to having to endure hunger for more than 12 hours, you are also required to always be able to maintain your he alth so that you are not easily infected with the Corona virus. However, you can still go through Ramadan with wisdom, especially if you apply the he althy and productive tips below

The month of fasting is a moment to increase worship, from before sunrise to sunset, and after. Body he alth during fasting for a full month must be more maintained so that this worship can run smoothly, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcoming Ramadan in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic with These He althy and Productive Tips - Alodokter

7 Tips for Fasting in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus spreads very quickly and is easy to cause infection, especially in people who have weak immune systems. Therefore, you should not neglect the precautions to prevent the transmission of this virus that attacks the respiratory system by maintaining the body's resistance.

Well, to stay he althy and productive during Ramadan fasting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, apply the following tips:

1. Meet the nutritional and fluid needs

When fasting, you are prohibited from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. In order not to lack energy and vitamins and minerals needed by the body, you need to eat nutritious food during sahur and iftar.

Complete your sahur and iftar menu with foods rich in complex carbohydrates as an energy source, protein that can maintain endurance, and fiber to facilitate digestion. In addition, keep drinking enough water, starting from iftar until before dawn, so that your body does not lack fluids (dehydration).

Reduce the consumption of unhe althy foods and drinks, such as fast food, fried foods, and foods that contain lots of sugar. Also reduce consumption of sugary drinks and caffeinated drinks, such as tea and coffee, because they can trigger dehydration.

2. Stay active and exercise regularly

It's normal for you to feel weaker and sluggish when fasting. However, this does not mean fasting can be an excuse for you to laze around all day. Even though you are fasting, you must stay active and exercise regularly.

Do exercise 3-5 times a week with a duration of 15-30 minutes. Choose a light exercise that doesn't sweat too much, such as sit-ups, yoga with relaxing movements, or lifting light weights at home.

If you want, you can take a leisurely walk around the housing as well, really. But you have to remember, keep applying physical distancing aka keeping a distance from other people at least 1-2 meters.

If the area around your house is crowded, you should not leave the house first. You can walk inside your house, starting from the front yard, terrace, living room, then to the kitchen. If your house has two floors, you can also go up and down stairs. Don't take it lightly, this also includes sports, you know.

3. Get enough rest

During the month of Ramadan, not a few people wake up early to pray. Many housewives also wake up very early to prepare for sahur. If you do that too, try not to reduce your sleep time, okay.

Although it sounds trivial, whether or not you have enough sleep and rest have a huge impact on your body's immunity, you know. If you don't get enough sleep and stay up a lot, you can be more easily infected with germs, including the Corona virus.

So, so that you stay he althy while fasting, try to get enough sleep and rest, okay? You can make up for the lack of a night's sleep by taking a nap or going to bed earlier at night.

4. Do worship at home

Ramadan is closely related to worship together at the mosque. However, in order to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19, it is recommended that you continue to apply physical distancing. So, you should worship at home.

Even at home, you can still perform the tarawih prayer in congregation with your family, really. You can also recite the Koran and listen to lectures from TV or radio together. That way, you can get closer to your family, right?

5. Friendship in another way

The month of fasting is also a moment that cannot be separated from friendship activities. However, in the midst of the outbreak of the Corona virus as it is now, it is better for you to postpone gathering with relatives or relatives directly to reduce the risk of spreading this virus.

Don't be sad just yet. By using telephones, gadgets, and internet connections, you can still stay in touch with your family without putting them or yourself at risk of being exposed to the Corona virus.

Besides, the essence of friendship will not diminish even if it's only over the phone, really. If you have a smartphone, you can even meet face-to-face via video calls.

6. Keep vaccinating

Even though you are fasting, the COVID-19 vaccine must still be carried out. The goal is to achieve herd immunity, so that the chain of transmission of the Corona virus can be broken as soon as possible.

As the second phase of vaccination is already underway, the third phase of vaccination for the general public is likely to start soon and possibly in the month of Ramadan. Vaccination while fasting will not break your fast. So you don't have to worry.

However, if you still have doubts that giving the vaccine can break your fast, you can do it at night, after breaking your fast, or after performing the tarawih prayers. Try discussing the vaccination schedule with the he alth facility providing the vaccine, OK.

7. Undo the intention to go home

Undoing the intention to go home will not reduce the sanctity of this blessed month. You actually did a good deed because you protected your family and others from the risk of being infected with the Corona virus.

In addition to preventing the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, you can also save money, you know. You can use the money that you prepare for your homecoming expenses for other needs or maybe give charity to people affected by this epidemic.

You can also save the money first and use it to return home at another opportunity, when the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

Living the month of Ramadan during the COVID-19 pandemic will indeed be very different from the usual Ramadan months, especially those that involve gathering and worshiping together. However, keep in mind that this is done in the public interest. Protecting others is also part of worship, right?

By applying the tips above during Ramadan, you can continue to worship smoothly, while maintaining he alth and suppressing the spread of the Corona virus.

In addition, don't forget to always take precautions, such as regularly washing your hands with soap and clean water, wearing a mask when sick or when you are outside the house, and practicing coughing and sneezing etiquette.

If you or a family member at home has symptoms of Corona virus infection, immediately self-isolate and call the COVID-19 hotline at 119 Ext. 9 to get further directions.

If you still have questions regarding COVID-19, you can chat directly with the doctor through the ALODOKTER application. In this application, you can also make an appointment with a doctor at the hospital.

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