Rabu, 26 Agustus 2015

Three Tips to Keep Health at Hajj

Reminiscences and Ruminations - Haj is a physical worship. Therefore any pilgrims are required to be able to maintain physical health. Especially when faced with the weather and climate of the Holy Land that is different from the climate in the country.

To minimize the number of Indonesian pilgrims are sick while in Saudi Arabia, health teams Hajj Committee (PPIH) Saudi Arabia 1436H / 2015M will campaign three ways to maintain health during the hajj.

Head of Health PPIH Saudi Arabia, Dr. Edy Mawardi, states, or educational campaigns for pilgrims is very important. Therefore, the Indonesian pilgrims will be in Saudi Arabia for a long time with a fairly extreme weather, hot temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds so it could potentially lead to dehydration.

So how to maintain health during the Haj? According to Edy, there are three ways you can do Indonesian pilgrims during the pilgrimage in the Holy Land and will be campaigned Polyclinics Haji Indonesia (BPHI) Daker Makkah.

First, the pilgrims have to control physical activity. "Do not over exercise. People without the disease should also not be, "said Mawardi in Indonesian Hajj Medical Center (BPHI) Makkah, Monday (08/24/2015).

Mawardi claimed excessive activity may force the heart to work beyond maximum capacity. According to him, a person's maximum heart rate is 220 minus age.

"In theory, if the activity and pulse maximum is exceeded, the heart can be stopped," he explained.

Secondly, reproduce drinking zam-zam water and eating dates. According to him, zam-zam water and dates can reduce dehydration. If no zam-zam water, can be replaced with water.

"There is a Sunnah that often we say but do not do, namely drinking zam-zam water and eating dates. Most of the pilgrims we buy zam-zam water and dates for souvenirs, not to drink and eat," said Mawardi.

Mawardi warned that dehydration could potentially be the entrances of all diseases. In fact, according to him, in a certain stage, the symptoms of dehydration will seem like people suffering from mental disorders or loss of consciousness.

"In Javanese tradition there wedang term, meaning ngawe sometimes invites friends. The way to provide drinking water whose purpose so as not to become dehydrated so easily be consulted," said Mawardi.

Third, get used to living a clean and healthy behaviors (PHBs). Mawardi said, clean and healthy living behaviors such as washing hands with soap, especially before eating.

Healthy behavior, namely getting used to wearing masks, not spitting and littering, adequate rest, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Then eat high-fiber foods, and do a lot of snacks.

Mawardi said medical teams had already made leaflets, flyers, and posters to socialize the means of keeping health. The plan, leaflets, flyers, and posters will be posted in the office work areas, sectors, and shelter.

"We always give priority to prevention efforts. Effectiveness is good so that pain and urgency can be resolved," said Mawardi.

Senin, 27 Juli 2015

Hyrum's Greatest Hits

Hyrum and Max are my dear friend Sarah's boys. Sarah and I have been friends since high school, of the close variety, such that I am Auntie Hannah and given to call the boys my nephews. Do technicalities matter? They do not.

Max is two months old today. His entire purpose in life right now is to be adorable. Unfortunately, he can't do that verbally yet. But Hyrum can! Oh, Hyrum can. Here are some of my favorite things about Hyrum (in no particular order, because how could I put them in order?).

1. He makes the sound of a whipped cream spray-can and says, "I need to eat some whipteam."

2. He points to "Al-a-BAMA," "Teckas," and West Virginia (I haven't heard him say our state's name yet) on the map.

3. He says, "Roll Tide!" when I prompt him. I'm hoping he'll start doing it anytime someone mentions Alabama, but he looked skeptical when I told him that was the thing to do.

5. He plays with Sarah's hair and says things like, "Flying a kite! Flying a kite in Mommy's hair!" and "Yightbub in Mommy's hair!"

6. He lets me read to him. A little.

7. He rubs balloons on his head. I taught him that, because aunties are in charge of teaching silly things.

8. He says, "Jeeeesus!" with glee anytime he sees a picture of Him.

9. He "needs" "somdat! [some of that]." A lot. Most frequently: "I need somdat iceteam!" "I need somdat cake!" "I need somdat whipteam!"

10. He LOVES books.

11. Birthday parties and deserts are pretty much his priorities. Yesterday, I was showing him pictures on my phone (looking at mobile pictures is one of his great hobbies) of another friend's daughter at her first birthday party. When I put my phone away, he said, "I want to see the cake."

12. He puts on one boot (I believe it belongs to Aunt Hannah--Sarah's sister) and stomps with vigor around the house.

13. He wears a Spiderman hat and asks to play baseball.

14. He shoots baskets with pretty much any round object he can find.

15. Yesterday, Sarah was teaching him states on his big map. When she pointed to and said, "Mississippi," he said, "I need to sing about the cup." She asked him what cup, and he said, "Mississippi." He thinks Mississippi is a sippy cup!

16. Sarah told me that when I left yesterday, he said, "I want to pat her! She go out! Auntie Hannah in...AlaBAMA!" Is there anything cooler than the first time a kid calls you by name? There isn't.

17. He hands out diapers "for Baby Max."

18. I don't know if he does this any more, but he used to make the sound of a clock by clicking his tongue. Evidently, a clucked "tick-tock!" was one of his first words.

19. He knows his Auntie Kaitlin and I are connected (Sarah, Kaitlin, and I are a close-trio. We call ourselves SaKaHa). When he saw me, he immediately said, "'Poons!" Evidently Kaitlin brought some the last time she visited.

20. He likes to pick his own clothes. Evidently the Elmo shirt I bought is very popular.