Celebrating Eid al-Fitr while benefiting the body

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dr. Vikie Nouvrisia Anandaputri, Sp.GK, M.Gizi
dr. Vikie Nouvrisia Anandaputri, Sp.GK, M.Gizi. (Source: MAYAPADA HOSPITAL)

Jakarta, IO – Awareness of living a healthy life must also be done consistently in one’s everyday rounds, ranging from eating habits, exercise, and adequate rest every day, not least during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. According to dr. Vikie Nouvrisia Anandaputri, Sp.GK, M.Gizi, at the education program titled “Good Knowledge, Good Health” held by Good Doctor Technology Indonesia (GDTI) and The London School of Public Relations (LSPR) Communication & Business Institute on Friday (22/04/2022), the month of Ramadan can actually be a way to recommit to living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. 

“In this Holy month, we are taught to have the awareness to control ourselves thoroughly, both by regulating eating habits to controlling emotions. This is why fasting is of immediate benefit to physical and mental health. Scientific research explains how fasting that is done regularly can control blood sugar levels, so as to reduce the risk of insulin resistance. Not only that: fasting regularly also provides rest time for the digestive system,” the clinical nutrition specialist stated. 

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She reminded her audience that at the time of fasting there is also burning of calories, even a decrease in fat mass so that by fasting can prevent obesity. Don’t enjoy these health benefits only in Ramadan, but also adhere to such a routine consistently afterwards. And especially in the moment of Eid al-Fitr, she supplied tips about how to stay in control of ourselves. “Because this victory day should be celebrated with joy and provide good benefits for the body,” she added.