During the entire month of Ramadan, more than one billion Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. This means there's a good chance you or someone you know will fast for the 30 day period. Fasting is a time when you refrain from food and water, as well as other habits such as alcohol, gambling, smoking and sex, and redirect your energy to one of spiritual discipline - deep contemplation of the Qur'an and relationship with God, additional prayers and increased charity and generosity.
What is the religious significance of fasting for Ramadan? And how can those who partake in the holy month keep their health front of mind?