Muslims prepare for long, hot days of Ramadan fasting
By Melissa Silverberg
As the moon rises over North America, the holy month of Ramadan begins.
But the intense heat and dry conditions will make this year’s fast even more challenging than usual when Ramadan falls in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer.
Personal trainers and physicians say it is challenging, but possible, to stay hydrated in the long hours from sunup to sundown.