Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during Ramadan

Ramadan is a good time to focus on spiritual reflection and health. As part of our Get Help To Get Active programme, we have created a booklet that provide top tips on how to maintain moderate levels of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle while fasting during Ramadan.

Our top tips:

  • Consult your GP before fasting or starting any new physical activity, especially if you are on medication.
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Drink plenty of fluids during Suhoor and Iftar
  • Practice light activity, such as yoga or stretches, before and after Suhoor
  • The movements performed during Salah can count as light activity
  • If you find it difficult or are unable to stand unassisted, you can practice chair-based exercises
  • Breathing exercises can help to relax your mind during the day
  • Eat a balanced diet – this will help to improve your sleep

Download our guidance around physical activity during Ramadan HERE

The Urdu translation can be downloaded using the link below:
اردو ترجمہ نیچے دیئے گئے لنک کی مدد سے ڈاؤن لوڈ کیا جاسکتا ہے۔
Urdu translation – physical activity booklet

The Bengali translation can be downloaded using the link below:
নীচের লিঙ্কটি ব্যবহার করে বাংলা অনুবাদ ডাউনলোড করা যেতে পারে:
Bengali translation – physical activity booklet

The Kurdish (Sorani) translation can be downloaded using the link below:
وەرگێڕانی کوردی ( سۆرانی ) بە بەکارهێنانی ئەم لینکەی خوارەوە دەتوانرێت دابەزێندرێت :
Kurdish (Sorani) translation – physical activity booklet

If you require this booklet in a different language please contact us:

This booklet was co-produced with the Bury St Edmunds Cultural Organisation and has been endorsed by the British Islamic Medical Association.

If you require a printed version of this booklet, please contact

Please note, all participants are advised to check with their healthcare professional that it is safe for them to participate in physical activity.

What is Get Help To Get Active?

Our Get Help To Get Active programme support people with long-term health conditions and those who would benefit from moving more often, to build physical activity into their lives. Our programme provides you with the guidance, confidence and motivation you need to exercise safely from the comfort of your own home or in your local community.

We provide you with the tools and information you need to gradually increase your activity levels safely and effectively. We are here to show you the power of physical activity.

More information about our programmes can be found here.

How do I sign up?

To sign up to our Get Help To Get Active programme, you can either use our online sign-up form or you can call us on 01473 718193.

Join our FREE weight management group in Bury St Edmunds today!

Our 12-week weight management programme will help you achieve your weight loss goals by providing you with the guidance you need to maintain long-term healthy lifestyle changes. The programme covers topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, sleep, setting goals, and more!

This group will start on Thursday 20th May at Moreton Hall Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds, from 9:30am until 11:00am. Urdu and Punjabi services will also be available for this group.

For more information about this programme and to sign up to this group, please visit or call 01473 718193.

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