How to fast and keep working

The holy month of Ramadan began on May 6 and will last until June 4. Most of the Muslims fast during this month. Therefore, advice from experts on safety and healthcare may be useful for those who continue to work during the daytime.

By following these tips, you can reduce the feeling of physical discomfort and fully focus on the spiritual essence of the month of Ramadan.

During the holy month of Ramadan, your diet should not be very different from the usual and it should be as simple as possible. The diet should not change our normal weight. It is recommended to eat slowly digestible food, which takes about 8 hours to digest.

Include complex carbohydrates in your diet so that the food is digested longer and you do not feel hungry during the day. Dates are a great source of sugar, fiber, carbohydrates, potassium and magnesium; almonds are a source of proteins and fibrous substances with low fat content; bananas are a source of potassium, magnesium and carbohydrates. 

The diet should be well balanced, and it should include bread, dairy products, fruits, fish, grains, vegetables.

It is not recommended to eat fatty and fried food, food with excessive sugar content. You should try to avoid overeating.

Drink as much water as possible between iftar and going to bed so that your body can return to normal fluid levels in time. Exclude coffee, carbonated soft drinks containing caffeine. Do not drink too much during suhoor (it makes the body remove the mineral salts necessary to maintain tone throughout the day).

During Ramadan, not only the diet changes, but often the sleep mode changes, too. Insufficient sleep can cause performance deterioration, irritability, absent‑mindedness, daytime drowsiness, loss of alertness or attention, deterioration of the ability to concentrate.

To be healthy and to feel good, a person needs from 7 to 8 hours of continuous sleep. If you don’t get enough sleepone night, try to make up for it the next night.

The risk of dangerous situations associated with fasting and lack of sleep increases during driving, between noon and 3 p.m., in the first few days of Ramadan, in the first two working days after the weekend, before the end of the working day, during periods of high workload.