Iron Supplement Seems to Enhance Female Athletic Performance

Women need more iron than men.  Although it is ideal to get all your iron need from food, you may need to rely on iron supplements.

Women need more iron than men. Although it is ideal to get all your iron need from food, you may need to rely on iron supplements.

It is well known that many women are anemic, mainly due to iron deficiency partially due to the monthly cycle. That is why it is very important to take a blood test regularly to monitor iron level in your body. It seems that many people don’t realize that they are iron deficiency or at the borderline, even among health conscious top female athletes. In general, about 25% of women are iron deficiency.

Light Weight Does It, too.

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You don’t need to lift a heavy weight to gain muscles. You can use a light weight; you just need to exhaust the muscle to make it strong.

Among gym-going men, it is almost a status symbol to be able to lift the heaviest weights. Yes, it is impressive, and yes, it builds muscles, but there is more than one way to build muscles.

Fed Up

Although I usually do not put the review of a movie, this documentary is very apt for this site and I decided to put it. This documentary is about the obesity epidemic, especially child obesity. It clearly shows us why it is happening and what we should do.

High Protein Food May Be As Deadly As Cigarettes

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High protein food may be as deadly as smoking cigarettes

High protein and low carbohydrate diets, such as Atkins and Paleo diets, are really popular these days since a low carbohydrate diet (hence high protein) seems to lead to weight loss and improve cardiovascular health. However, there is a catch.

If You Are In Your Golden Age, Stand Up!

outside portrait of an elderly couple walking along a forest road

If you move more throughout a day in your golden age, you have less chance to become physically disabled in future.

I mean that you should not be sitting all day, especially if you are older than 60 years old. In one of the previous articles (Don’t Sit All Day…), I mentioned that that sitting is really bad for your body regardless of the amount of moderate exercises you do daily. This was further confirmed in a recent study.