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  • Start preparing for Hajj about 4-6 weeks prior to the date of your pilgrimage and visit your family physician if you have any medical condition, to assess your health, your ability to perform Hajj and to provide you with all the medicines that you may need on your trip.
  • Get all the necessary vaccinations for Hajj such as seasonal influenza, meningitis, pneumococcal vaccinations at least two weeks before your date of travel.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids and get enough rest. Increase your Physical Fitness before Hajj:
  1. Exercise from 20 to 60 minutes per day start Gradually.
  2. Engage in aerobic exercises such as cycling and swimming.
  3. Ensure to begin any activity with a warm-up of (5-10) minutes, as well as a cool-down period of (5-10) minutes before completing the activity.
  • Prepare a first-aid kit that contains antiseptic, antipyretic, pain reliever, moisturizing cream, antibiotic cream, wound and burn creams, blood pressure measuring machine and a glucometer if needed.
Tips to stay hydrated
  • Carry a water bottle with you throughout the day.
  • If plain water doesn't appeal to you, consider enhancing its flavor by adding a slice of lemon or lime.
  • Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking water consistently throughout the day. If you have trouble remembering to drink water, drink on a schedule.

For example:

  • Start your day by drinking water upon waking up.
  • Have water with your meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Hydrate before bedtime by drinking water.
  • Throughout the day, aim to drink a small glass of water at the start of each hour.

Insufficient water intake can lead to dehydration, where your body lacks the necessary fluid to function properly.

Indicators you are dehydrated:

1. Urine:

  • Little or no urine
  • Colour

Urine colour can be an indication of dehydration. If it is colourless or light yellow, you are well hydrated. If your urine is a dark yellow or amber colour, you may be dehydrated.

3-4 Excellent, keep drinking water.
The percentage of your water consumption is not enough.
It is preferable to consult a specialist.

2. Dry mouth.
Sleepiness or fatigue.
Extreme thirst.
Dizziness or light-headedness.
No tears when crying.

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