Fasting! Exercises You Should Avoid While Fasting(2023)

Exercises to avoid during Navratri

Your diet goes through a lot of changes during Navratri. Most people avoid non-vegetarian food during the nine-day period, resulting in less protein consumption. Yes, there are options for vegetarians, who can eat foods high in proteins. But if you rely on meat for protein, then your body will get it less during Navratri.

Singh says that protein plays a vital part in boosting the energy. So, when protein is not consumed, you know what will happen. That’s why some of the exercises should be avoided during this time.

Pick low intensity exercises during Navratri.

Here are some of exercises that don’t go well with fasting –

1. Heavy lifting

It should be avoided as your energy levels may decrease due to fasting and your body will become more prone to injuries. When a person tries to lift heavy wights, a bad posture, incorrect form or bending awkwardly can cause injuries to your body. So, instead of focusing on lifting heavy weights, you should work on correcting your postures, target different muscles and relieve the stress.

2. Non-competitive sport

If you play sports for exercising purpose, you should indulge in fewer activities in a non-competitive way. Games like cricket, football and squash should be avoided, as they take a lot of stamina, says the expert.

3. Multi-joint exercises

Such exercises can cause strain on your body, and that’s something you don’t want, especially during festivities. Try to avoid exercises like squats and bench presses to have higher energy levels.

4. Sprinting

It is basically running over a short distance at a high speed in a limited period of time. The expert says that it takes a lot of force and pressure on your body. A lot of calories are burned, and you don’t want that to happen while you are fasting.

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