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Your Working Out in Ramadan Guide

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A question that has been circulating social media for the past few days

What is the perfect time to work out in Ramadan? Should you work out in Ramadan at all?

Working out in Ramadan gets way harder due to long fasting hours. The lack of food and water make us feel like we aren’t capable of doing the minimal movement, never mind exercising.

well, the truth is, fasting should not be an excuse to miss your gym classes or gain extra few pounds; on the contrary, Ramadan is a chance to lose few pounds and get ins shape

Before Iftar:

  • Training before Iftar is recommended for weight loss
  • Drink as much water as you can from Iftar to Sohour
  • The best time to work out is the last hour before Iftar
  • When you exercise before Iftar leads to losing weight as your body tends to burn more saturated fats

After Iftar:

  • If your goal is to build muscles, then training after Iftar is the best for you
  • Train after Iftar with a couple of hours, so your Iftar would have the time to be digested
  • Make sure you have a healthy Iftar meal

 

Tips:

  • Don’t work out in an open space during fasting hours, that might lead you to feel unwell
  • Whenever you decide to exercise, make sure you stay dehydrated from Iftar to Sohour
  • If you want to go for a run, the best time is around dawn (from 2 to 5 a.m)
  • Make sure to include protein and carbohydrate
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These Digital Services Will Help You Receive Medical Advice

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Saudi authorities are emphasizing on the importance of digital means as the ideal way to receive medical advice during the current health situation, especially with a nationwide lock-down in force.

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has therefore launched electronic services that helps in promoting health awareness and interactive communication.

These services include a WhatsApp chatbot called Sarah and an app called Tameni, both have been launched in in cooperation with the National Digital Transformation Unit, which use Artificial Intelligence.

You can communicate with Chatbot Sarah 27/7 and communicates directly with users through WhatsApp and Telegram. It also allows users to ask about specific drugs, file complaints in addition to spreading awareness on the novel virus.

As for the mobile app Tameni, it provides accurate and simplified information about the products being supervised by the authority. It will also allow you to look up any drug with its price and if it’s not available, it provides you with alternatives.

“We want to reassure people about our food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices,” the SFDA’s director of systems development, Abdullah Al-Dokhail said.

“That is why we diversified the platforms. We chose WhatsApp because there is a statistic that said 25 million people in the Kingdom use WhatsApp. Tameni is a mobile application and apps are popular among the youth.” He added.

These digital apps contribute greatly in maintaining the safety of residents and citizens of the Kingdom, we encourage every single person to start going digital so that you can remain safe at home.

 

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Baytak Nadeek: Newest Online Initiative By Sports For All to Get You Moving

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Baytak Nadeek: Newest Online Initiative By Sports For All to Get You Moving

You can now workout from home with the help of the Saudi Sports for All Federation which is making sure you stay in shape during this quarantine, by providing you with an excellent fitness from home program called Baytak Nadeek! 

The program features five trainers who are ready whenever you are to get back on track and get you moving, it is the best way to take advantage of the long stay at home.

SFA President, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, has invited all Saudis to join and be part of this fitness community, the new Baytak Nadeek initiative is part of a larger program which is designed to create a healthier and active community.

“The SFA, collaborating with our Baytak Nadeek Trainers, reaches out to each and every one of you with this latest phase of our National program to keep you active at home and to keep everyone living in Saudi closely connected online,” said Prince Khaled to encourage citizens to take part and congratulate the five trainers on their commitment to the cause.

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These fitness experts who are participating in the initiative will provide you with home workout with a number of easy-to-do videos covering aerobics, calisthenics, yoga, and other disciplines.

“During a time like this, physical activity and training is a way to combat isolation, monotony, inactivity and demotivation. Creating this virtual Baytak Nadeek community helps us stay connected and inspired for a better life. Training has always been my source of mental peace and growth.” said Najia, one of the trainers.

“Keeping an active routine helps to minimize feelings of negativity and fear of the unknown. Behavior dictates attitude and vice versa, staying active has allowed me to maintain a positive approach and outlook on life during this period,” she added.

Now really you have no excuse to skip that workout! All you have got to do is get up from the couch and click here to start exercising! Remember, a healthy mind comes from a healthy energetic body.

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Mawid: The Kingdom’s Health App Now Offers Coronavirus Self-Assessment

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Mawid: The Kingdom's Health App Offering Coronavirus Self-Assessment

The Health Ministry has upgraded its Mawid application to include a self-assessment feature that shall provide consultation for the public amid the outbreak of COVID-19. 

This newly introduced feature covers a list of questions, guidelines and instructions, which are all based on the users’ recent travel history and their symptoms.

The feature is designed to help those who have suspicions regarding their health status and to self-assess their case if they show any symptoms.

“If you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms, please download the Mawid app and use the self-assessment tool to get guidance,” said Saudi Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.

So far, consultation services have been provided for around half-a-million people by the Health Ministry and around 250,000 self-assessment tests have been made through this Mawid app.

The application follows the “Central Appointment System” which allows keeping track of referral appointments, and helps users in making appointments at one of the 2,400 health care centers.

The application offers its valuable services free of charge, all you have to do is download the app and sign in with your Absher username and password.

The Mawid app is available for both Android and iOS.

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