Implementing exercise regime without proper planning and consideration can be quite tricky during Navratri. This is especially true for people who strictly fast during the Navratri. Even though exercise is good during Navratri fasting but this does not mean that you run a marathon or unnecessarily strain yourself. You just require being active and engaging yourself in physical activities that stimulates muscular contractions.
By doing it right way you can get most from your exercise regime. According to a research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, exercising a little while after you finish the fast or eat something provides great benefits. This is because fasting before exercise (less than 24 hours) increases fat utilisation and lowers rate of muscle glycogen .i.e. carbohydrates stored in muscles.
Another research published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that weight loss of a fasting group and exercise group was same. There was only marginal difference as the fasting group lost weight at quicker pace.
If this Navratri, you are planning to stick to your exercise routine then make sure you consider the below mentioned factors:
The main idea about exercising in fasting is to listen to your body. It your body needs rest then don’t strain it!!
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