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Is Anemia A Running Epidemic? Iron deficiency?

Abstract

  • The most difficult issue is to know whether someone is iron deficient or not. Anemic persons will usually have noticeable symptoms. There are of course individual variations. What is considered as a normal value for one person can be insuficient for another.
  • Athletes should have a ferritin level above 30 and a lower level of Hgb: 15.7 or higher for males and 14.0 or higher for females.
  • The optimum time period for athletes to take iron supplementation, especially when they train multiple times a day, seems to be limited. The best time being in the morning, after a night´s rest.
  • Low-dose iron supplementation (40-60 mg) on alternative days seems to increase iron absorption.
  • It is important to remember that iron is toxic and governed by absorption. The more you take in the more you are at risk.

I strongly advice that you check with your physician if you think your dietary intake of iron is inadequate and are considering iron supplementation.

 

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Exercise and Growing Old

We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.

Is aging a disease? My perspective is that aging is a disease that is eventually fatal! My goal is to try to prevent the fatal consequence as long I can and at the same time take care of my physical performance capacity.

The common perception of aging is that as you age, you simply cannot do the same things you did when you were younger; therefore, you are old. However, there are plenty of stories talking about how someone over the age of 80 just completed a marathon or some other astonishing sports feat. How is this even possible? They are old, they shouldn’t be able to do that sort of thing…….. or should they?

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Trainability and Aging

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Hi, I’m 66 and I’ve  been told that as we age, we can expect a rapid decline in physical attributes, especially those that determine performance in endurance sports. There are many questions we athletes typically have about this topic:

  • Are the changes inevitable?
  • How rapidly can we expect the changes to occur?
  • What is the cause of the changes?
  • Can we do anything to slow or stop the decline?
  • Is it possible to reserve the changes?
  • Can older athletes adapt to the stresses of training as well as young athletes can?
  • Are they able to physically cope with high-intensity workouts?

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Cross-Country Skiing

Recreational cross-country skiing is most frequently known as touring. Lot of skiers stay out for extended periods using tents and equipment similar to bushwalkers/hikers, whereas others take short trips from ski resorts on maintained trails. In some countries, organizations maintain a network of huts for use by cross-country skiers in wintertime. For example, the Norwegian Mountain Touring Assosiation maintains over 400 huts stretching across hundreds of kilometres of trails which are used by hikers in the summer and by skiers in the winter. This is a very popular avtivity for young people, but even mayor people can do it. In the summer there are possibilities for evryone. In the winter it’s necessary to have experience in cross-country skiing! I’m more than 60 years and love doing these activities.

Travel to Norway – Offficial Travel Guide

Norway is a very beautiful country. I prefere the west cost and the north part of Norway. There you find the famous fjords with steep mountanis. It’s a pitty that we don’t have good weather, but even though I think you will have a nice experience. In the summer we have rany wheather. On sunny days we have temperatures over 20 degrees. Take a look on the website below and enjoy!

Visit Norway

Kjell

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