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Your Working Out in Ramadan Guide

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A question that has been circulating social media for the past few days

What is the perfect time to work out in Ramadan? Should you work out in Ramadan at all?

Working out in Ramadan gets way harder due to long fasting hours. The lack of food and water make us feel like we aren’t capable of doing the minimal movement, never mind exercising.

well, the truth is, fasting should not be an excuse to miss your gym classes or gain extra few pounds; on the contrary, Ramadan is a chance to lose few pounds and get ins shape

Before Iftar:

  • Training before Iftar is recommended for weight loss
  • Drink as much water as you can from Iftar to Sohour
  • The best time to work out is the last hour before Iftar
  • When you exercise before Iftar leads to losing weight as your body tends to burn more saturated fats

After Iftar:

  • If your goal is to build muscles, then training after Iftar is the best for you
  • Train after Iftar with a couple of hours, so your Iftar would have the time to be digested
  • Make sure you have a healthy Iftar meal

 

Tips:

  • Don’t work out in an open space during fasting hours, that might lead you to feel unwell
  • Whenever you decide to exercise, make sure you stay dehydrated from Iftar to Sohour
  • If you want to go for a run, the best time is around dawn (from 2 to 5 a.m)
  • Make sure to include protein and carbohydrate

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Japan Signs With Egypt a 9.5 Million Grant to Support Health Sector

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Minister of International Cooperation, H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, signed with H.E Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, a medical grant from Japan to support the health sector of Egypt during the pandemic.

The deal was signed earlier yesterday at the Ministry’s headquarters and it’s worth 9.5 million US dollars, it will help the procurement of medical equipment.

This medical grant is part of an ongoing framework of strategic cooperation between Egypt and Japan, which puts the following sectors as the main priorities: energy, health, transport, tourism and education to make sure that the virus doesn’t derail efforts in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Al-Mashat spoke highly of this strategic partnership with Japan, and highlighted the spirit of solidarity that the Japanese government expressed in support of the health sector in response to the novel virus.

According to the minister, signing the new grant makes the cooperation portfolio between the two countries rise to 54.5 million dollars in the fields of health and education.

 

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Egypt Signs Deal To Receive A Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine From Oxford University

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Remember when we told you that there are a number of trials being done for several vaccines? Remember how we told you Egypt had already signed a deal to get one of these vaccines and was trying to sign yet another deal to get the Oxford University’s vaccine?

Well, great news once again! The Egyptian Drug Authority had announced the signing of a deal with AstraZeneca to get a supply of the Oxford University’s vaccine for coronavirus without disclosing the number of doses or the delivery date.

Ahmed Salman is an Egyptian researched who is among the team working on the vaccine at Oxford university and he said in in a phone-in with Amr Adib that the vaccine is currently in the human trials phase.

Salman further explained that the vaccine consists of a version of coronavirus that infects chimpanzees. This helps disables the virus ability to reproduce, as to prepare the body to destroy COVID-19 once infected.

Health and Protective Affairs Consultant to the President Mohamed Awad Tag el-Din stated in a phone-in that Egypt was expected to receive a share of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University. This phone call was held earlier this month.

The consultant pointed out that the company producing the vaccine developed by Oxford University has granted India the right to produce two billion doses. He also added that clinical trials of other vaccines are ongoing in China, India, and other countries.

Now, we just hope and pray that these clinical trials go well and that soon enough, we can get our hands on an actual vaccine.

 

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What You Need to Know About Ongoing Trials For A Coronavirus Vaccine

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We understand that you’re starving for some good news and because the word ‘vaccine’ is the most appealing this year, we have gathered most of the information and updates you need to know regarding finding a vaccine for COVID-19.

So yes, all what follows are good news aimed at lifting up your spirits.

1st Clinical Test in Japan of Coronavirus Vaccine to Start June 30

1st clinical test in Japan of coronavirus vaccine to start June 30

A clinical test of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus developed by medical startup Anges Inc. will start on June 30 in Japan, Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura made the announced yesterday, hoping that it can be put it into practice next year.

“I think it will be the first clinical test (of a coronavirus vaccine) on humans in Japan,” Yoshimura told a press conference.

So when can we expect it? Yoshimura said it is possible to produce the DNA vaccine for 200,000 people by the end of this year and they are applying for state approval between spring and fall of next year, if of course the human trial proves its effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 infection.

China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Human Trials

China National Biotec Group (CNBG) announced on Tuesday that its experimental coronavirus vaccine has succeeded in triggering antibodies in clinical trials and that the company is planning the late-stage human trials in foreign countries.

The vaccine has been developed by a Wuhan-based research institute affiliated to CNBG’s parent company China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).

It was found to have induced high-level antibodies in all inoculated people without serious adverse reaction, according to the preliminary data from a clinical trial initiated in April which included 1,120 healthy participants aged between 18 and 59.

UAE Stem Cell Treatment Makes ‘Positive’ Progress In Helping To Cure COVID-19

The UAE is joining in the battle against the virus! It’s not a vaccine but a treatment which is just as good.

Arabian Business reported that stem cell treatment for patients suffering from the virus has shown “positive” results, according to Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, consultant and head of Hematology and Oncology Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, and senior specialist in research related with the stem cell project.

The treatment was given to 73 individuals with mild and moderate symptoms.

67 percent of patients of those who received stem cell therapy for the virus have been cured, with improvements in condition occurring after four days after the treatment was administered.

“All the patients who were treated with stem cells, recovered in less than seven days, three times faster than those treated with conventional methods,” Dr Al Kaabi said, according to Arabian Business.

Egypt Signs Deal to Receive Japan’s Avigan and Attempting To Get Oxford University Vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Where does Egypt stand in all of this? Egypt signed a deal to receive Japan’s Avigan and is attempting to get the vaccine developed at Oxford University.

Avigan helps in accelerating the recovery of patients and Egypt is exerting efforts to get a share of the vaccine developed by Oxford University.

 

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