Interestingly, there are benefits to working out while fasting – one of it is the ability to eliminate defective proteins. A study from the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS) shows that intense exercise, fasting, and an array of hormones help our bodies get rid of defective, toxic and unneeded proteins. In the long run, it helps delay the development of motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer’s.
Another study known as “Effects of Prior Fasting on Fat Oxidation during Resistance Exercise” from the International Journal of Exercise Science, demonstrates that a sessionof aerobic exercise performed when fasting reduces the body’s reliance on carbohydrates as fuel and hence burn around 20-30 percent more fat!
So, if you want to shed that few pounds in time for Raya, you definitely need to consider weaving in some workouts into your daily routine during Ramadan.