Ramadan Fasting and Exercise Performance


avatar Javad Fallah 1 , 2 , *

Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran
Faculty of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran

how to cite: Fallah J. Ramadan Fasting and Exercise Performance. Asian J Sports Med. 2010;1(3):e93489. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34859.


Most healthy adults in Muslim communities practice fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. This kind of fasting involves daily abstinence from food and water, from sunrise to sunset, a period that lasts approximately 12 to 17 hours, depending on the season and geographical latitude. Ramadan is a lunar month, which lasts 28 to 30 days and its length changes along the solar year.



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