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Journey of a Lifetime

By: Anonymous 

 

On April 13, 2013, the Muslim Youth Group (MYG) of the Islamic Center of Southern California embarked on a journey to hike to the Hollywood Sign, located in Los Angeles. The day began with a healthy, balanced… Continue reading

ICSC Participates in Interfaith Recovery Day

By: Hatice Kubra Sen

 

We as Islamic Center of Southern California were honored to be invited by SHARE to the Recovery Day on January 26th 2013. SHARE is one of the grassroots non-profit agencies reaching out people from… Continue reading

Longer, hotter fasts test athletes

When Adam Burpee’s high school football teammates rush to nearby water coolers in the afternoon heat, he watches and waits.

On a normal day, in a normal month of his senior season, the 17-year-old would take the opportunity to hydrate, but with the Muslim holy month of fasting underway, he won’t have any food or drink until after sundown — at least two hours after the end of his practices.

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It’s not easy, he said, especially with August and September temperatures that have often crept up to triple-digit levels.  Continue reading

More health advice for your Ramadan

Many of our readers have suggested additional resources for Ramadan health advice, so we decided to offer more information, in addition to our other posts on health and fasting.

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Most of our members have asked us to more prominently display our link to the British National Health Service’s guide to good health during Ramadan. Others have asked about advice for continuing aggressive workout routines during Ramadan. This insight from celebrity fitness consultant Rehan Jalali might prove to be a useful resource.  Continue reading

Keys to a healthy Ramadan

Ramadan is a month of spirituality and reflection. As we prepare ourselves for it, we need to remember the importance of preparing our bodies to adapt to the change that fasting brings to our system.

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Since Ramadan will be in the summer, hydration becomes an important issue. Taking sufficient amounts of water is essential to avoid dehydration. Individuals with chronic disease such as heart and kidney diseases as well as diabetics must consult with their physicians before they start fasting.

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Fasting and fitness: keep the pounds off

Some Muslims have the misconception that since they fasted all day long, they can eat as much as they want after sunset. The bottom line is that if you do not burn the calories that you consume, you will gain weight. And the fact is, that most Muslims will consume more calories and move less during Ramadan.

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