Imagine not eating or drinking anything (not even water) for seventeen hours a day during the hot Canadian summer for a month straight. Many of the over one million individuals who identify as Muslim in Canada don’t have to have imagine how it feels at all.
That’s because many are participating in the holy month of Ramadan, observed by Muslims all over the world. During the holy month, which started June 18, many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. The exact date changes every year, which means some years it’s in the winter and the number of fasting hours is shorter. This year in Canada, depending where you live in our vast nation of course, there are about 17 hours of fasting, which is very challenging and is exacerbated by the heat, says Mohamed Rezk in a phone interview with Yahoo Canada.
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Over the years Rezk, 25, has used his expertise as a registered dietitian and personal trainer to perfect his Ramadan eating and exercise regimen so that he feels the best thatRead More »from Ramadan fasting tips: A Muslim dietitian and personal trainer weighs in