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My HB level is currently 10.5-. As a female vegetarian who does endurance mountain biking I battle to keep iron levels constant. May I keep training?

My HB level is currently 10.5-. As a female vegetarian who does endurance mountain biking I battle to keep iron levels constant. May I keep training?

Absolutely, but....: Exercise induced anemia is part of the body's normal adaptation to endurance exercise and is expected. The challenge is to make certain that you do not also have iron deficiency anemia or some other cause. One way to tell is by showing that your HB level moves towards normal after a period of limited exercise, say a week or more. If concerned see Dr. ...Read more

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Can saggy body get toned after 8 years? Can strength training and cardio tone the saggy body as i am young? I am 21 year old female.

Can saggy body get toned after 8 years? Can strength training and cardio tone the saggy body as i am young? I am 21 year old female.

Yes and Maybe: It depends on the degree of sagging and quality of the skin. If the skin is hanging as in someone that has lots a lot of weight, or there is poor elasticity or stretch marks it may not resolve without surgery. However, you are young and that certainly helps. Getting fit and increasing muscle tone will certainly help. Good luck! ...Read more

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24 female 156 pounds 2 days of cardio, 2 days of strength training a week healthy diet- what should be my goal weight and body fat % goals?

24 female 156 pounds 2 days of cardio, 2 days of strength training a week healthy diet- what should be my goal weight  and body fat % goals?

Sounds good already: Depending on your build and height, 156 lbs actually is good considering the current obesity in us. So if you are 5ft6 or 6ft7, you are just a few lbs above ideal, but remember that muscle is heavier than fat. Being plump and active is better than nl wt and a couch potato. Body fat 20-30% is good for a female. So, eat well, sleep well, and keep up the good work. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.

Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.

Yes and no: Exercise can lead to weight loss, dramatic weight loss can lead to "saggy skin" as you put it. On the other hand, exercises can tend to tone muscles and enlarge muscles which can have the opposite affect. In general exercise is good, and if you have any concerns post exercise you might consider consulting a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Random short stabs of pain from back of neck left side to left head. Pressure in left head. Training for marathon, v healthy 34 yr female. ?

Random short stabs of pain from back of neck left side to left head. Pressure in left head. Training for marathon, v healthy 34 yr female. ?

Varies : Because cardiac problems can cause exercise induced pain running into left arm, I would be seen and checked. That being said, the most likely condition is an irritation of a nerve in the neck causing pain that radiates into the arm; often associated with a condition known as cervical stenosis. ...Read more

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Why can't i lose weight? I am a 56 year old female who has been on weight watchers since january of 2011 and have only lost 30 lbs. I am doing cardio and weight training at least 5 days a week and have not lost a pound since oct 2011. Blood test are still

Why can't i lose weight? I am a 56 year old female who has been on weight watchers since january of 2011 and have only lost 30 lbs. I am doing cardio and weight training at least 5 days a week and have not lost a pound since oct 2011. Blood test are still

Weight : Weight loss is such a frustrating thing. Our bodies evolved to hold onto weight, and it can be very difficult once a plateau is reached. I have to say, that losing 30 pounds is amazing, so congratulations. You are doing everything right. You might need to "jump start" your weight loss by a change in exercise program. You may want to consult a personal trainer, or ask a staff member at your gym for more variety in your routine. Again, congratulations on losing 30 pounds, that is fantastic. ...Read more

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Can a saggy body after weight loss tone with weight training exercises?Age 22 female. Also have strech marks.

Can a saggy body after weight loss tone with weight training exercises?Age 22 female. Also have strech marks.

Self-Image: I commend you for your commitment for weight loss and Training Exercises. Do not depreciate yourself by saying “saggy body”; Say, “All systems of your body are functioning well” Focus on your Inner Beauty of your qualities and achievements. Do Yoga; Feel the Wonder of muscles in action and beautiful Postures With continuous toning exercises, stretch marks will decrease. ...Read more

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I know that some olympic female athletes don't get their periods while in training/competing. Is that healthy for them long-term also: is skipping periods on certain types of birth control healthy either?

I know that some olympic female athletes don't get their periods while in training/competing. Is that healthy for them long-term also: is skipping periods on certain types of birth control healthy either?

If : If an athlete is missing periods, it can be because of inadequate nutrition, and can result in decreased bone mass (osteoporosis) or other problems with malnutrition. There are no known complications that have been found with missing periods from birth control, as this is not the same situation as having inadequate nutrition. ...Read more

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Low absolute eosinophils count. What does this mean? I am a 37 year-old female in excellent overall health. I am 5' 4", 121 pounds, and I am an avid exerciser (cardio and weight training 6 days per week). My recent laboratory results (blueprint for welln

Low absolute eosinophils count. What does this mean? I am a 37 year-old female in excellent overall health.  I am 5' 4", 121 pounds, and I am an avid exerciser (cardio and weight training 6 days per week). My recent laboratory results (blueprint for welln

Probably normal: Low eosinophils are often normal. It is impossible to say in an individual case like yours without a full history. Alcohol intoxication and over production of certain steroids in the body (such as cortisol) like from working out are causes. If you are a health regular exerciser your doctor would probably not mention it. ...Read more

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If a female tennis athlete just learn she is pregnant. When does she has to stop training druing pregnancy? Is it during the 2nd trimester?

If a female tennis athlete just learn she is pregnant. When does she has to stop training druing pregnancy?  Is it during the 2nd trimester?

Around 20 weeks: There is no one right answer to this question. A general approach for an athlete who has been training vigorously (including high-intensity workouts) is to continue training as able through the first half of pregnancy, and during the second half of pregnancy to scale things back to a "maintenance" mode. All of this depends also on the individual mother, number of fetuses, and pregnancy course. ...Read more

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I have a vein in my upper right thigh that seems to be protruding out as the day goes on. The doctor said its not varicose. I'm 33 white female approximately 5'10 and 140 pounds. I'm physically active and am currently training for a half marathon.

I have a vein in my upper right thigh that seems to be protruding out as the day goes on. The doctor said its not varicose. I'm 33 white female approximately 5'10 and 140 pounds. I'm physically active and am currently training for a half marathon.

Should be evaluated: You should probably get an opinion from a phlebologist or other physician who specializes in treating vein disease. Many primary care physicians know relatively little about this topic and sometimes give patients incorrect answers. ...Read more

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What is interval training for?

What is interval training for?

Interval training: Interval training is exercise aimed at significantly increasing heart rate so that your body is in the anaerobic zone.This helps with cardiovascular fitness, conditioning.When one does high intensity interval training, this is excellent for cardiovascular fitness as well as for burning body fat.If you have never done this , start with aerobic exercise first.Vo2 max testing is very useful with this. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cross training?

What are the benefits of cross training?

Several: Can increase your speed. Can help prevent overuse injuries. Can help in a rehabilitation process... Returning to running after an injury. Can increase your power. Can increase your interest and decrease monotony. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of circuit training?

What are the disadvantages of circuit training?

Disadvantages are: specialized equipment, ample space and required health and safety monitoring. Of course the advantages overweight the disadvantages. ...Read more

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