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Is there an optimal diet for a competitive high school runner?

Is there an optimal diet for a competitive high school runner?

Healthy Diet: Start with a healthy diet and eat protein. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Im very active and im still in high school but i want a nice healthy diet but i don't know what what to and what not to eat! help?

Im very active and im still in high school but i want a nice healthy diet but i don't know what what to and what not to eat! help?

Organic whole foods: There is no consensus on what the healthiest diet is ; no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone, but i advise eating mostly organic whole (unprocessed) foods with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts ; seeds. I like dr. Fuhrman's dietary advice: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for my essays on the pros ; cons of various diets see http://bit.Ly/gagviu for why choose organic see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Do most boys usaully grow when they hit high school?

Do most boys usaully grow when they hit high school?

Many: High school begins at about 14, and many boys have an acceleration of growth velocity around then. Some start a bit earlier than that, and a few are late bloomers. ...Read more

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What to do to stop being so nervous about high school?

What to do to stop being so nervous about high school?

Do you have a : Counselor at your high school? That might be a good place to start. Exploring your fears/ concerns would likely be beneficial. ...Read more

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What things can I do to get better grades in high school ?

What things can I do to get better grades in high school ?

No easy fix: Nothing really substitutes for hard work and more studying. If you have any degree of a learning disorder seek help with a learning professional to work on compensatory study and learning techniques to allow you greater success. Discuss your issues with your teachers they are there to help and assist you. ...Read more

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How is achieving a healthy lifestyle taught in high school?

School curriculum: You should contact the high school for this information. If such programs are offered in schools they're likely different from each other depending on the school. ...Read more

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In high school, what are some healthy choices to eat during at lunch?

In high school, what are some healthy choices to eat during at lunch?

Fruit: I like the idea of healthy fruit during the day and as a convenience food. Fruit is highly portable, has great antioxidant power and has few calories that stick to your waist. Some can even be quite filling and can provide you with much needed fiber. ...Read more

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How many hours dos you take about nutrition when you are at High school?

How many hours dos you take about nutrition when you are at High school?

School subjects vary: by country. You may get some nutrition education in a health class in high school but probably not much. Even conventional medical schools teach very little nutrition. Use the internet to listen to or download podcasts from Ronald Hoffman, MD. His show is called Intelligent Medicine. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Healthy diet: What you eat is the most important component of weight loss. There is no easy way to lose weight only dedication and discipline. Avoid simple sugars, sugary drinks, and eating closer than 2 hours before bed time. Eat 5 or six small meals throughout the day instead of one or two big ones. More of your calories should be consumed in the morning instead of the evening. ...Read more

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What could I do to make kids in my high school aware of mental illnesses?

What could I do to make kids in my high school aware of mental illnesses?

Work with your peers: From your age, i assume that you are one of the teachers. You should team up with other teachers and administrators to include mental health issues into the curriculum. There may be resources in your community: faculty from a nearby med school; private practicing mental health professionals; info from national organizations (nami, the amer. Psychiatric assoc, the nat'l institute of mental health). ...Read more

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Help me please. In high school now. Who do I ask for help wih my homework?

Parents, teacher or: Fellow students can all help. You may need a tutor. Discuss with your parents and teachers. ...Read more

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Hi im 50 years old and has gained one pound in weight since high school to now?

Hi im 50 years old and has gained one pound in weight since high school to now?

Question?: Many would be very happy to be able to say that. Actually, many can and they are. Perhaps you know how to manage your activity level and diet. Perhaps your genetic makeup is supportive of this. Enjoy! ...Read more

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I am 2 year now in high school.And my grades dropped from an average of 4.60 to 3.12 wtf?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel down after you finish high school? Just can't stop thinking about how little opportunity I have :(

Is it normal to feel down after you finish high school? Just can't stop thinking about how little opportunity I have :(

Open doors: Life requires that we go through some doors that are open to us, or sometimes open doors that are closed, and even to kick down some doors that are barred. Opportunity is seldom handed to you. So don't sit there and feel sorry for yourself, go out and seek your opportunities! ...Read more

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I never thought some of my less techy classmates from high school would be on facebook. Do people get bored when they retire?

I never thought some of my less techy classmates from high school would be on facebook. Do people get bored when they retire?

My aren't we a: Bit judgmental here! many grow after hs, and boomers tend to adapt to computers or eschew them. Some use retirement for truly praiseworthy pursuits, others do boring things like enjoy their grandchildren, volunteer at hospitals or churches or give back for beng given so much. Others judge, either imperiously or enviously. Judge not lest yea be judged. ...Read more

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Why might someone need to wear diapers to high school?

Why might someone need to wear diapers to high school?

Incontinence: Any condition which causes incontinence of bowel or bladder would produce such a need. ...Read more

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Do girls have to completely undress for high school physicals?

Do girls have to completely undress for high school physicals?

Probably not.: As a physician and father i would suggest any physical done on a high school age young lady should be performed by a qualified physician with a female chaperone (or female parent, if patient requested) present. ...Read more

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How can I get straigh a's in high school ?

Do the best you can: Each teacher is different. If you have one who doesn't think a's are right except very, very rarely - it may be impossible. But, in general... Pay attention and ask what will they expect from you for an a. Then do your best to give them what they said. Let them know how much you care and work hard. If you have the basic ability - this should do it for most teachers. Pay attention, do the work. ...Read more

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I would like opinions on high school level drug testing?

I would like opinions on high school level drug testing?

For participation: in extracurricular activities such as sports teams I believe it is useful to protect the participants. ...Read more

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