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Salat (Muslim prayer) as a therapeutic exercise.

  title={Salat (Muslim prayer) as a therapeutic exercise.},
  author={Muhammad Osama and Reem Javed Malik},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={69 3},
'Salat' is a Muslim prayer mandatory for all Muslims five times a day. It is comparable to performing a mildintensity exercise, because most of the joints and musclesundergo exercise during different positions and movements adopted in Salat. Though Salat is practised by all Muslims, evidence is very limited regarding the biomechanics and therapeutic effects of Salat as an exercise. However, literature shows activation of biceps brachii, triceps brachii, pectoralis major, scapular musculature… 

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