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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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What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so i exercise every day pretty much.I want to prevent having one in the future.

What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so i exercise every day pretty much.I want to prevent having one in the future.

A fluid collection: Most women of child bearing years have collections of fluid in the ovaries surrounded by a thin wall of tissue. This is an ovarian cyst and is common during each menstrual cycle. In most cases these are benign. Diet and exercise do not play a role as far as we know in reducing the risk of having a cyst. Speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician if you have further questions. ...Read more

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I eat extremely healthy (and low cal) I am a college athlete (very active), but i cannot seem to lose weight, why?

I eat extremely healthy (and low cal) I am a college athlete (very active), but i cannot seem to lose weight, why?

Calorie in= Cals.out: Simple equation, if you take in less calories than you use, you will "burn" calories and lose weight. But it is best to eat small meals every 2-4 hours to keep blood sugar level. If you eat low cal one mel or day, your "system" goes into starvation mode and you could actually gain weight. Talk to a knowledgeable physician, nutritionist or dietitian for help. Be careful to not lose muscle mass. ...Read more

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Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Multiple causes: Great question! a healthy diet & exercise significantly reduces risk of heart attack but not entirely. Young athletes who die suddenly usually have genetic/congenital causes. There are many genetic factors in heart disease. Inflammation, heavy metals & other environmental toxins, infection & stress are common causative factors. Diet & exercise may not be enough to always counteract these. ...Read more

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I am a healthy teen athlete and i don't eat red meat i eat chicken but i never seem to have enough energy I am always tired. What could I do to fix?

I am a healthy teen athlete and i don't eat red meat i eat chicken but i never seem to have enough energy I am always tired. What could I do to fix?

Carbohydrates!!!: Carbs provide immediate energy. Protein is great for muscles and building maintaining them. Eat more spaghetti pasta olive oil and healthy carbs like oatmeal. Will not be a detriment especially in a 29 year old. ...Read more

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Does Afib cause slow heartrate. If not what can? Im not a athlete, but I eat healthy & stay off the couch! Can being healthy cause low heartrate of 51

Does Afib cause slow heartrate. If not what can? Im not a athlete, but I eat healthy & stay off the couch! Can being healthy cause low heartrate of 51

Fitness: For an active 29 year old female, a heart rate of 51 can be a measure of your level of fitness. Athletes often have low heart rates. You mentioned AFIB however and your chart indicated mitral prolapse and palpitations. If your rhythm is in any way unusual beyond the slow rate, you should have en exam and further testing as indicated by your exam. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana once or twice a month make my fractured scaphoid take longer to heal? I eat healthy, i dont smoke tobacco, im an athlete so fit

Will smoking marijuana once or twice a month make my fractured scaphoid take longer to heal? I eat healthy, i dont smoke tobacco, im an athlete so fit

May be not: Weed is not likely to delay bone healing but over time it will progressively mess up your head. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What things can I eat to stay healthy?

What things can I eat to stay healthy?

See below: Eat more fruits and veggies. Eat whole grains in cereal, pasta, bread, etc. Avoid wheat, barley and rye if you're gluten intolerant. Make sure you remove skin from chicken, cut excess fat off meat. Limit your intake of saturated and trans fats. Nuts, olives, avocados ; sunflower seeds are good sources of monounsaturated fats. Salmon ; trout have omega 3 polyunsat fats which are good for you. ...Read more