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What kind of nutrition athletes need?

What kind of nutrition athletes need?

Same: They need the same as the rest of us, Lean Protein as meat, chicken, fish, beans and legumes. Carbohydrates as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats- unsaturated, Nuts and seeds, Plenty of water for re hydration and to help the kidney work to get rid of waste. Their calorie requirement may be higher due to their activity, but the types of foods are the same. Also include dairy ...Read more

Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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Health and wellness: what athletes have the shortest lifespans?

Health and wellness: what athletes have the shortest lifespans?

As far as I can tell: There is not conclusive data to prove that any particular athletes live shorter lifespans than the general population. Of course, it seems reasonable that the repeated concussions suffered in boxing and football can't be doing anything good for longevity. But the studies to prove it are lacking. Conversely, there is some data that endurance athletes may live LONGER than the general population. ...Read more

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How many athletes die from hypertrophic cradiomyopathy?

How many athletes die from hypertrophic cradiomyopathy?

Few: About 1 in 220, 000 athletes, or about 100 total per year die in the U.S. From this condition. ...Read more

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If an athletes girl suffer from amenoherra should I make her stop exercice at all or reduce it?

If an athletes girl suffer from amenoherra should I make her stop exercice at all or reduce it?

Not your option: I see that you are a 19 year old man. Being aerobically fit / exercising is a good thing and does not cause amenorrhea, though lack of body fat may contribute. There are a variety of other reasons a woman may not get her period and it's not for you to diagnose. This is a problem for her physician to manage with her, and it's not something over which you should try to exert any control. ...Read more

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Cures for athletes foot.

Cures for athletes foot.

Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read more

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What athletes live healthiest longest?

What athletes live healthiest longest?

Good Question: I would say golfers. They can play in their eighties. ...Read more

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What type of nourishment effects are there on an athlete's perofrmance?

What type of nourishment effects are there on an athlete's perofrmance?

Very important: Athletes follow diets that are very often specific for their sport. ...Read more

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Is athletes food contagious?

Is athletes food contagious?

Yes: Athlete's foot is contagious. It is caused by a fungus that grows in the outer layer of the skin. One of the reasons one should wear bath sandals when showering in a public bath area like a gym. ...Read more

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What increases the female athlete triad?

What increases the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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Does puberty makes you a better athlete?

Does puberty makes you a better athlete?

Not necessarily: Practice and an expertise as well as natural ability probably play a greater role.
With puberty the muscles used for certain sport may become better developed. The combination of all of the above makes a better athlete. ...Read more

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What should athlete eat who runs everday?

What should athlete eat who runs everday?

Variety: Variety of foods including the proper number of calories. It depends if you want weight loss or maintaining of current weight. ...Read more

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What is the ideal breakfast for athletes?

What is the ideal breakfast for athletes?

Healthy breakfast.: Athletes need leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean and plentiful. ...Read more

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What can cause the female athlete triad?

What can cause the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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Is jock itch different than athletes food?

Is jock itch different than athletes food?

Different location: Jock itch (groin), athlete's foot, and ringworm (body) are all superficial fungal infections of the skin that differ mostly by location. While there exist different species of fungi, most superficial fungal infections of the skin are caused by only a few species. ...Read more

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What is the best breakfast for an athlete?

What is the best breakfast for an athlete?

Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more

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How do you treat the female athlete triad?

How do you treat the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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Is creatine good for athletes.?? (cricketers

Is creatine good for athletes.?? (cricketers

Creatine.: Creatine in doses of 1000 to 5000mg daily has been shown to increase muscle mass, muscle size and muscle energy stores. Creatine must be taken with lots of water throughout the day, and doses must not exceed 5000mg daily to avoid impairment of kidney function. The dose can be taken all at once, preferably after exercise to facilitate ATP store replenishment in the muscles after exercise. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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Do athletes usually have high bilirubin level?

Do athletes usually have high bilirubin level?

No: A few percent of people have gilbert's and a lifelong elevated bilirubin as a non-problem. Marathonners may get hemolysis from pavement-pounding with the feet and this may produce a slightly high bilirubin. Don't even pay attention to a bilirubin within a reference range. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for pulse in athlete?

What is the normal range for pulse in athlete?

Depend on: The level of conditioning. A well conditioned athlete may have resting pulse rate in the 40s. ...Read more

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Dr measured Bp 103/69 pulse 90. Athlete. Good?

Dr measured Bp 103/69 pulse 90. Athlete. Good?

Rapid Heart Rate: Your blood pressure is great but your HR is notably high for a conditioned athlete. Most endurance athletes achieve HR's in the 60bpm range. The heart learns to beat more forcefully and not as fast to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to skin, muscle and vital organs. The tissues also learn to extract more oxygen and nutrients from blood and V02max increases. Your HR of 90bpm may reflect anxiety ...Read more

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What are some signs of bulimia in elite athlete?

What are some signs of bulimia in elite athlete?

Same Symptoms: Bulimia is characterized by the intake of large amounts of food (binge eating) followed by the use of vomiting, laxatives, or other means to try to eliminate this food. In an athlete there would be this same type of cycle, but it would be reasonable to expect a particular emphasis on the use of exercise to eliminate calories. ...Read more

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Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Poor nutrition: The food one eats is the fuel your body needs to perform. As an athlete who wants to perform at a high level, it behooves you to put the best fuel possible in your body. Fast food is one of the worst fuels possible. Consider less processed foods and more natural whole foods. ...Read more

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As a male athlete, why do I faint while standing?

Exertional Syncopy: Biggest concern is to rule out a heart rate and rhythm issue and to evaluate for the most common cause of sudden death in athletes in the us, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. First rule these out with an ekg, holter monitor and heart echo. Other issues can involve hydration, electrolytes, sugar, or autonomic nerve problems which can effect your blood pressure and nutritional delivery to the brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof the female athlete triad?

What are the symptomsof the female athlete triad?

Weight loss, etc.: Lack of menstrual periods, weight loss (in most), stress fractures due to decreased bone density, fatigue due to poor nutrition and poor athletic performance are key symptoms to look for in the female triad. ...Read more

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How do athletes build up stamina before long runs?

How do athletes build up stamina before long runs?

Practice: Stamina is developed over time by increasing fitness, which allows better consumption of oxygen. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

Thickened heart: The most common cause of sudden death in elite athletes in the US is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow. Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. ...Read more