Further Health Guide lines
will be exerting considerable physical effort during Hajj. All Hajj
rites (Tawaf, Sai, Rummy etc.) require a great deal of strength and
endurance. The constant crush of hundreds of thousands of other
pilgrims, each trying to perform the same rites at the same time in
limited spaces and very hot weather, compounds the demands on your
physical conditioning and mental toughness.
In order to be prepared for the rigors expected of you, you must be in
good physical shape. To achieve this, start a program of brisk walking
and jogging for twenty to thirty minutes a day about three to four
months before your departure. Gradually increase this regimen to an hour
every day or every other day.
After a few days of walking/jogging start reciting audibly the Talbiyah
and the prayers for Tawaf. This will keep your mind occupied during the
monotony of the exercise, and will also help you get in a peaceful frame
of mind. Concentrating on the meaning of the prayers will help you get
ready for the actual Hajj as well.