The new service provides information and advice on health and solutions to all common problems during the holy month of Ramadan.
Hamad Medical Corporation has launched a new Ramadan Health (Qatar Health) website and app to advocate for a healthier lifestyle during the holy month.
‘Your health during Ramadan’ The service is solely dedicated to health and wellness during the month of April, displaying information and advice on all health-related solutions and common issues while fasting in an easy and interactive way.
“Through this website, we aim to help members of the community stay healthy during the holy month of Ramadan, with the help of advice from doctors and medical professionals on fasting, healthy eating and all topics related to the promotion of healthy lifestyles, including quitting harmful habits such as smoking,” said Ali Abdullah Al Khater, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Healthcare Communications.
the website offers advice on a variety of topics including pregnancy during Ramadan, changing medication, hydration, diabetes, overeating and nutrition. Dental advice is also provided through the service.
All members of the public are encouraged to visit the website for Ramadan health tips and advice, the official urged.
How to stay healthy during Ramadan
The holy month is often seen as an ideal time to practice self-control and empathy for those less fortunate.
However, those who are faced with the need to take great care of their diet to ensure that their body is well adapted to such changes in the food cycle. Abstaining from food and drink during Ramadan has a big impact on your body, but with the right diet and the right measures, it can be very beneficial for your health.
Drinking plenty of water between iftar and suhour is crucial to ensure your body stays hydrated, especially during Qatar’s high heat.
Drinking enough fluids to replace what you lose during the abstinence period, which amounts to at least 10 drinks, can greatly improve your body’s functions. Eating hydrating foods like watermelon or tomatoes also increases your body’s water intake.
What you eat throughout the day contributes to staying healthy during Ramadan. Suhour, the meal before Fajr, should include the right foods to provide you with enough energy to last until iftar.
So, eating carbohydrate-rich meals, such as beans, lentils, vegetables, and fruits, will provide a long-lasting source of energy to ensure that sufficient strength is maintained in your body. Low-fat dairy products are also great options to incorporate into your suhour.
Breaking the fast with the right sources of fiber is very important. Dates are a good source of fiber and contain all the good vitamins to compensate for the long hours of fasting beforehand.
Incorporating vegetables is also very important to provide energy to the body, as well as grilled or baked lean meat, skinless chicken and fish, which will provide the body with a good portion of healthy protein.
Above all, enjoy your meal and avoid overeating by eating slowly.
Engaging in physical activity and prioritizing exercise during the evening hours can greatly help you lead a healthy life during the holy month.