By Safaa Kasraoui
By Safaa Kasraoui
Rabat – While some people see the blessed month of Ramadan as a time where they should minimize their physical, mental and social activities, others increase their daily deeds to get through the month productively.
In Morocco, many people (youth, elders, women and men) choose healthy aspects of life during Ramadan instead of spending most of the time watching Ramadan TV programs and eating all kinds of foods during Iftar and Suhur periods. These practices can lead to fatigue and stress during the next day.
Being active during the holy month will make you achieve a healthy and balanced life spiritually, physically and socially. There are plenty of activities and entertainment which Moroccan people get involved in during Ramadan to cope with the effects of fasting.
Moroccan Street & Beach Football Tournaments in Ramadan
For the 30-day period of Ramadan, some empty street grounds and beaches can evidently turn into football spaces, where Moroccan men play soccer tournaments ahead of or following Iftar time.
This entertaining activity is very popular in Moroccan society, especially during Ramadan. Moroccan men and children choose this activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and utilize their free time during the fasting hours in a productive way.
Walking, Jogging and Running during Ramadan
Some sports activities have become a tradition during Ramadan. Forests throughout the country expect many people who choose a healthy lifestyle during the 30-day duration.
In Morocco, roles of women and girls are no longer limited to cooking and washing dishes, as some people may imagine. Many women exercise at several sporting activities during the blessed months, especially walking, so they can remain healthy and ensure the stability of their minds to stay mentally and physically alert.
Jogging and running activities are also popular during Ramadan in Morocco. Young people engage in these activities everyday as these exercises improve the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to muscle tissue and make them more efficient at using the oxygen.
Social and Mental Activities, Moroccan Hospitality
Away from sports activities, there are other ways for people to get the best rewards from this special month. Distributing Iftar meals to the poor and needy is one of the most important initiatives people can get engaged in during Ramadan.
Several Moroccan associations and houses open their doors every year for poor Muslim immigrants and families in need, offering them free Iftar throughout the month.
Seeking beneficial knowledge can be also an entertaining and fun activity to do during Ramadan. Reading books will surely boost one’s knowledge and mental health.
Drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and eating healthy are all helpful in maintaining physical and metal proficiency during Ramadan.