FK UIN Jakarta Holds Health Webinar for Hajj Pilgrims.

FK UIN Jakarta Holds Health Webinar for Hajj Pilgrims.

UIN Online News— The Faculty of Medicine (FK) at UIN Jakarta organized a health webinar titled "Healthy Tips for Hajj Pilgrims" on Sunday, May 19, 2024. The webinar was part of the 19th anniversary of FK UIN Jakarta and was open to students and the general public through Zoom, YouTube, and Instagram.

The webinar featured several experts: Dr. Sayid Ridho, Sp.PD, an internal medicine specialist, discussed “Optimal Hajj Worship for the Elderly”; Dr. Arifah Shabrina, M. Gizi, a nutrition specialist, explained “Diet Patterns During Hajj”; Dr. Rifki Mubarok, Sp.KFR, an alumni and physical rehabilitation specialist, presented on “Physical Training Before Hajj”; and Dr. Shelly Zukhra, M. Biomed, Sp.P, provided insights on “Healthy Lungs for a Strong Hajj”.

Dean of FK UIN Jakarta, Dr. Achmad Zaki, M.Epid., Sp.OT. FICS, in his opening remarks, emphasized the importance of health in performing Hajj and highlighted that Hajj health medicine is a specialty of FK UIN Jakarta. "Preparing oneself to stay healthy for performing Hajj is essential," he stated.

Dr. Shelly Zukhra began the presentations with key points on maintaining lung health. She noted that Hajj poses respiratory health risks due to crowded environments, poor sanitation, high pollution levels, intense physical activity, existing lung diseases, extreme weather, and weak immune systems. She recommended seven tips for maintaining lung health during Hajj, such as quitting smoking two months prior, avoiding vape and smoke, monitoring lung health and air quality, avoiding chemicals, exercising regularly, and maintaining personal hygiene.

Dr. Sayid Ridho discussed health tips for elderly Hajj pilgrims, noting that about 30% of Indonesian Hajj pilgrims from 2017 to 2022 were elderly, who are at higher health risk. He stressed the importance of maintaining health through self-monitoring, eating nutritious food, avoiding excessive activities, performing regular stretches, using umbrellas, drinking water frequently, and wearing masks. "Don't forget to frequently pray for your safety and health," he added.

Dr. Rifki Mubarok covered physical training for Hajj, explaining that physical activity helps maintain health, physical function, and quality of life, and enhances muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and balance. He recommended starting physical activities, such as running, walking, or exercising, at least three to six months before departure, with sincere intentions for smooth Hajj worship.

Dr. Arifah Shabrina concluded with a talk on diet patterns during Hajj. She advised maintaining a regular meal schedule, adding snacks every 2 to 3 hours, and consuming 1500 to 2000 mL of water daily. "Monitoring health, preventing dehydration, maintaining effective metabolism, and ensuring adequate micronutrients through supplements and doctor consultations are recommended," she said.

The webinar concluded with a Q&A session for the UIN community and the public, followed by the virtual awarding of certificates and a closing prayer.

Here is the recording of the FK UIN Jakarta webinar on YouTube: YouTube Channel UIN Jakarta Official.

(M. Naufal Waliyyuddin/Fauziah M/Raihan Lail/Faadhila Idris)

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