Exercising during Navratri

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 05, 2016
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  • Should not exercise without proper planning and consideration.
  • You just require being active during navratri.
  • Fasting before exercise increases fat utilisation and lowers rate of muscle glycogen.
  • Do low-impact exercises during navratri.

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.


Exercising during Navratri


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.


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If this Navratri, you are planning to stick to your exercise routine then make sure you consider the below mentioned factors:


  • Don’t get carried away. This can result in headaches, vomiting and even some serious health ailments.
  • Do low-impact exercises while Navratri. For instance, you can engage yourself in gardening, a short walk or simple aerobics.
  • Stretching exercises and walk are the safest exercises for people who are fasting in Navratri. But make sure that you don’t overdo any of them.
  • Taking fresh juice to gym can also help.
  • If you are planning for weights training then go by the above mentioned rule .i.e. exercise after eating. Doing weight exercises when your body is lacking it will result in drawing energy from muscles. Since, the main idea of exercise is to lose fat and not the muscles so wait till you eat something.
  • During Navratri, some people take holiday from gym. Garba dancing during Navratri is the best time to build stamina while losing weight. Experts are of view that in Navratri lots of people indulges in heavy exercising without even realising it.


Know whether you should undertake navratri or not


  • To get the maximum benefit of Garba dancing increase your hand and leg movements.
  • If you are overweight and aged more than 30 then fast dancing is not for you. Doing this will drain-off the energy from your body and not even give you desired results.


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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