Are you preparing to embark on your journey for Hajj? Whether you are a first-time traveler or you have already made numerous trips, it is important to maintain your health and confirm that your wellbeing is being prioritized to ensure safety to yourself and those around you. If you continue reading you can learn about the best practices to stay fit for the physically and spiritually demanding rituals of Hajj.
The most important step to maintain physical and mental health during Hajj is to be sure you are always hydrated. Dehydration is a common cause of sickness and fatigue during Hajj. During the summer months, it is even more crucial as the heat of the desert can be brutal. If you are not following a restriction of fluids for a health reason, it is suggested that you have a cup of water each time you do a tawaf around the Kaaba. Drinks that contain sugar may not be the best choice because it can’t quench your thirst.
In addition to staying hydrated, it is equally important to get adequate rest. Getting enough rest can help you maintain your energy and prepare your body and mind for the rituals you may partake in during Hajj. If your mind is focused on how tired you are, you can not place your focus on the rituals of Hajj.
Get Vaccinations and Visit a Doctor
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj implemented many vaccinations for those preparing for Hajj. In addition, everyone visiting Hajj must have proof of a quadrivalent meningitis vaccination given less than three years ago. Individuals coming from locations that present the risk of yellow fever must submit proof of receiving the yellow fever vaccination. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and influenza are also recommended.
If you want to maintain your health and energy levels, eating healthy plays an important role. While there may be food offered during your Hajj journey, it may not be what you typically eat. It is important to remember that eating is important to sustain energy.
If you need to get in touch with a nutritionist to get prepared for Hajj or to enhance your wellbeing, visit www.serviis.com and submit a request.