Starting the Umrah journey isn’t just about getting spiritually ready. Getting your body ready for all the walking is super important. Based on what my smartwatch tells me, I usually walk about 12,000 steps a day during the 9-day Umrah trip.
Tip 1: Walk Strong
To get your body ready, try walking at least 10,000 steps every day and include some strength training exercises. This helps make your legs and back strong for the long walks. Remember, listen to your body and take breaks when you need to. If you need help, the Grand Mosque has wheelchairs available.
Tip 2: Eat Right
Eat good food! Give your body the right foods to help it recover quickly. Drink lots of water, eat foods with fiber, and have some fruits for an energy boost.
Tip 3: Skin Shield
Saudi Arabia can be tough on your skin because of the weather. Use moisturizer to keep your skin from getting dry, and protect yourself from the sun. Don’t forget to use lip balm and sunscreen for extra protection.
I hope these tips help you, and may we all get the chance to go on Umrah or Hajj in the future. Amien!