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Doctor insights on: Good Eating Habits For Long Distance Runners

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Olympics question? How do the sprinters vs long distance runners train?

Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Why is it that long distance runners are so incredibly skinny?

Why is it that long distance runners are so incredibly skinny?

Endurance athletes: Endurance athletes burn a lot of calories and build lean muscle. ...Read more

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I heard that beet root juice is beneficial for long distance runners. Is there any merit to this?

I heard that beet root juice is beneficial for long distance runners. Is there any merit to this?

Beet root juice: can relax the lining of blood vessels, thus promoting blood flow. Good circulation can help avoid pooling of lactic acid in large muscles. Please cool down after running anyway. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I feel that my left eye vision is good but a little blurry, I mean that I can see for long distance but with little blurry in my left eye.

I feel that my left eye vision is good but a little blurry, I mean that I can see for long distance but with little blurry in my left eye.

Probably fine: I am guessing that your right eye sees clearly and there is a little blur when you cover the right eye. Many eyes are a little different from each other and it appears your left eye has a little bit of need for glasses but given that the right eye is so good, there is no hurry to do this. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat a chocolate and peanut butter protein bar before i go running long distance?

Is it good to eat a chocolate and peanut butter protein bar before i go running long distance?

Yes it is: Eating anything before running is fine as long as your stomach is not too full to be able to run comfortably. It takes 2 to 3 hours to get the food to move out of the stomach into the intestines. ...Read more

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57 m w/ right small inguinal hurnia. Good health. Love running slow yet long distance. As far as chronic pain & back to running - is it open or l-scop

57 m w/ right small inguinal hurnia. Good health. Love running slow yet long distance. As far as chronic pain & back to running - is it open or l-scop

Could be either: Most inguinal hernias can be fixed laparoscopically although it depends on your anatomy and any previous surgeries. Laparoscopically may get you back to activities slightly quicker. It's most important to find a surgeon experienced at hernia repair. ...Read more

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I have just had a consultation for laser eye surgery, as my long distance vision is so good but my near vision is poor, it has been recommended that I only treat one eye.This means I have one good eye of each. I have been wearing a tempory contact in the

I have just had a consultation for laser eye surgery, as my long distance vision is so good but my near vision is poor, it has been recommended that I only treat one eye.This means I have one good eye of each.
I have been wearing a tempory contact in the

Monovision: Monovision is the term for one eye corrected for distance (it may be natural as in your case) and one eye corrected for near which allows for reasonable vision at all distances to compensate for older age sight (presbyopia). When I do this, i insist that my patients mimic this with contact lenses for a couple of weeks to see if it works for them. ...Read more

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I am 63, female, in good health. I have throbbing knee pain (both) when in bed at night. I do not have diffiuculty walking, long distances even, and d?

I am 63, female, in good health. I have throbbing knee pain (both) when in bed at night. I do not have diffiuculty walking, long distances even, and d?

Many things: If you have no pain walking, unless you walk very slowly, poor circulation seems unlikely. Most of my patients experience more pain when they go to bed, what ever the condition happens to be. I think that is because we are distracted during the day and we aggravate many conditions with daily activities, so it hurts more when we go to bed. You may have arthritis, a pinched nerve, a torn meniscus ...Read more