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What is a good diet plan for a swimmer?

What is a good diet plan for a swimmer?

Nothing special: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet for athletes, as well as everyone else. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.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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I had my period for so long i don't know what to do because I am a swimmer how do I stop it (diet wise) it's very heavy also.

I had my period for so long i don't know what to do because I am a swimmer how do I stop it (diet wise) it's very heavy also.

Prolonged periods: You need to see your doctor and find out if you are anemic, if so, you need tests done to see why the period is lasting so long. There are many reasons. If none are found, you may need to take birth control pills to control your periods. This could also happen from prolonged use of advil (ibuprofen) or other pain medicine. ...Read more

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Teenage swimmer with upper arm pain and cracking when rotating please please help me!?

Teenage swimmer with upper arm pain and cracking when rotating please please help me!?

Have it evaluated: It sounds as if it is a shoulder issue. There are several causes including rotator cuff tendinitis or even a tear. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My throat is sore and it has been for the past few days. I'm a young teen competitive swimmer. I always have lung/chest problems bc I was premature?

My throat is sore and it has been for the past few days. I'm a young teen competitive swimmer. I always have  lung/chest problems bc I was premature?

Have you seen your: doctor for this? Do you have a fever? I would recommend you get seen and tested for strep and also evaluated for viral illnesses, including mono and the flu. Meanwhile you can take ibuprofen(Motrin or Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). ...Read more

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Whats swimmer's itch?

Whats swimmer's itch?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl.
On warm, sunny days, these parasites can be released into mainly fresh water or occasionally salt water. During your swim, the parasites might burrow into your skin, where they cause the swimmer's itch rash. But humans aren't suitable hosts for them, so the parasites die. ...Read more

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What is swimmer's itch like?

What is swimmer's itch like?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl.
On warm, sunny days, these parasites can be released into mainly fresh water or occasionally salt water. During your swim, the parasites might burrow into your skin, where they cause the swimmer's itch rash. But humans aren't suitable hosts for them, so the parasites die. ...Read more

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What causes a swimmer's itch?

What causes a swimmer's itch?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl.On warm, sunny days, these parasites can be released into mainly fresh water or occasionally salt water. During your swim, the parasites might burrow into your skin, where they cause the swimmer's itch rash. ...Read more

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How do you treat swimmers itch?

How do you treat swimmers itch?

Swimmer's Itch: There are many causes of skin rashes following swimming. Treatment depends on the cause. Swimmer's itch is a parasitic infection from exposure to contaminated freshwater & is treated with praziquantel. Seabather's eruption is a reaction to tiny jellyfish larvae in saltwater & is treated symptomatically. Reactions to irritants or allergens in water are other causes. Consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Does the sun help swimmers itch?

Itching Skin: Yes. It can. Uv light may treat many problems that cause itching skin. So can medicated shampoos used as a soap once or twice after this kind of irritation. ...Read more

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What does swimmers itch look like?

What does swimmers itch look like?

Swimmer's Itch: Swimmer's itch is an itchy rash caused by certain parasites that normally live in freshwater snails and sometimes on waterfowl. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for swimmer's itch?

What is the treatment for swimmer's itch?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch typically clears up on its own within a few days, though in some cases the rash can last up to a week. In the meantime, you can control itching with over-the-counter antihistamines or anti-itch creams, such as those that contain calamine lotion. If the itching is severe, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication as in topical cortisone. ...Read more

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What the best nutrition system for swimmers ?

What the best nutrition system for swimmers ?

Textbook : I am happy you are a successful athlete but you keep asking us questions that are so broad they would take a book to respond. We only have 400 characters here. Perhaps you should find other source for these important but lengthy answers. ...Read more

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Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Wouldn't recommend: I wouldn't recommend anyone swim alone at the beach
there are too many unpredictable factors from cramps to riptides etc
no one should swim alone
too many people drown every year. ...Read more

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What does chlorine do to your skin if swimmer?

What does chlorine do to your skin if swimmer?

Chlorine effects: Chlorine may indirectly contribute to allergies by irritating and sensitizing the respiratory tract. Studies have suggested that frequent swimming in chlorinated pools and exposure to cleaning products containing chlorine may increase the risk of developing asthma and other respiratory allergies, both in adolescents and in adults. ...Read more

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How can I slim down an ex-swimmer (muscular) body in a healthy way?

How can I slim down an ex-swimmer (muscular) body in a healthy way?

Diet: Exercise certainly helps but a healthy, sustainable diet is the only reliable way to fat loss. The best place to start is by cutting out all sodas and juices (i only drink water), and limiting foods with added sugar. I'm a fit swimmer but i lost two inches from my waist by this simple change. Your weight loss goal should be 1lb/wk. You may not have to restrict food, but cutting 500cal/day = 1lb/wk. ...Read more

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Will using the gym's rowing machine make my upper-body look like olympic swimmer?

Will using the gym's rowing machine make my upper-body look like olympic swimmer?

Not quite: It can make you look more like a rower (as opposed to swimmer)

http://www.Carlosdinares.Com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/aus-quad-2011-wc.Jpg. ...Read more

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What medication can I take to boost sporting performance? I am an elite endurance swimmer.

What medication can I take to boost sporting performance? I am an elite endurance swimmer.

Banned: If there are they are probably banned for competition epo and steriods comes to mind ...Read more

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I am a swimmer and i tripped over my dog about a month ago and i fell on my left shoulder. It has been hurting for a month, what could it be?

I am a swimmer and i tripped over my dog about a month ago and i fell on my left shoulder. It has been hurting for a month, what could it be?

Many Possibilities.: This could be shoulder, neck &/or brachial plexus problems. A month out, fair chance you have tears or fractures which remain out of position and are not healing. Look for excellence in assistance from a physical therapist first. May need assistance from an orthopedic surgeon, hope not, but certainly possible. Of course surgery involves additional, more controlled injury & does not always solve. ...Read more

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What's a way to ease the pain of swimmers ear?

What's a way to ease the pain of swimmers ear?

Try alcohol drops: Sold otc to dry out water in the ear. If this doesn't help you may need to see a doctor for possible treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you please describe great exercises at the gym for a swimmer?

Can you please describe great exercises at the gym for a swimmer?

Shoulders: Swimmers often develop issues in their shoulders. Regularly working on your rotator cuff can prove beneficial in the long run. You also hear of many rotator cuff issues in throwing athletes... Familiarize yourself with the "thrower's 10" exercises. - http://www.Orthonc.Com/sites/default/files/forms/physical_therapy/sports_protocols/throwers_ten_exercise_program.Pdf. ...Read more

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1- what is the range of ck for 17 year old male swimmer after a workout? 2- what happens if it was high, or low?

1- what is the range of ck for 17 year old male swimmer after a workout?  2- what happens if it was high, or low?

Not specific: Working out will not always raise ck, it depends on impact, intensity, duration, resistance, general conditioning, other medical conditions, etc. Low #s are never a concern, there is no "minimum" requirement of ck to have. We start to worry when it hits 4 digits (1000+), and hydrate aggressively to keep it away from 5 figures, (10k+), where kidney damage is prone to occur. Few hundred is ok. ...Read more

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How can I treat shoulder bursitis? I'm a swimmer.

How can I treat shoulder bursitis? I'm a swimmer.

First: make sure you have the right diagnosis for your pain. Seeing a physical medicine doctor is a good place to start. If bursitis is diagnosed, steroids injected into the subacromial bursa under ultrasound guidance can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can bodybuilding supplements help me get bigger as a swimmer?

Isn't bigger not the: objective but rather stronger? U can get bigger by body building but this does not give U more strength & endurance. U would be a bigger but slower swimmer. Lap swimming & speed swimming will be better. Also a weight training program for strength will help. A strong lean body with strength & stamina is what U want. Ask your coach or trainer 4 a program 2 help reach your goal. A good swimmer=work! ...Read more

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How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

Routine: If you develop the proper routine and swim 4 - 6 hours per day as they do (on a slow day) you might develop those. However, if you seek training advice from a coach or work out with the master's swimming program in your area, you will see changes. Workout includes distance, sprints, intervals, and multiple strokes. 3 - 5 days per week @ 30 - 60 mins depending on your goals. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am a breaststroke swimmer. What are some things I should keep in mind to avoid injuries?

I am a breaststroke swimmer. What are some things I should keep in mind to avoid injuries?

Stretching: You have probably heard this before, but stretching and warming up are always important before any exercise. Correct technique with your stroke can also help minimize damage and improve your strength and performance. ...Read more

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I am year round swimmer. I wear a cap and goggles I always get headaches. What should I do?

I am year round swimmer. I wear a cap and goggles I always get headaches. What should I do?

Get it checked: While it would be easy to say that the headaches are due to an iverly tight goggle strap of cap, thjere are also some exercise-induced hweadache symdromes that would warrant an evaluation. If loosening the straps doasn't help, get it checked. ...Read more