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Driving To CostCo Reminds Me Of The Cardiovascular System

You need to look after your food chain and cardiovascular system if you want to live a long and happy life, so don’t take them for granted. Continue reading

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Beware The Dangers Of Bonking Out Of Context And The Potential Role Of Network Dynamics

Beware things happening out of context, and remember that bonking can actually kill you, so be sure to get your nutrition and hydration right, especially when you are ‘just doing routine training.’ Continue reading

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The Link Between Pedal Cadence And Heart Rate On The Bike

A good trainer bike can markedly enhance your winter training, and furthermore it permits you to explore relationships between variables, such as heart rate and pedal cadence, that are not so easily studied on the road, where avoid death is a high priority. Continue reading

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Fond Memories Of An Expat AAA-Ironman Triathlete As A Young Veterinarian In Wellington Somerset

Raising awareness of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening tests is an important task for survivors of AAA, including FitOldDog. Continue reading

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If Your Health Status Has Changed Don’t Live In The Past, Embrace Today While You Can

Life has it’s ups and downs, and one real down is a major health crisis, such as a heart attack, diabetes, or in my case a life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm. Adapt to your health challenge as effectively as you can, make the best of it, and don’t waste a moment feeling sorry for yourself, just learn to build the very best life you can. Continue reading

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LRP1 Gene – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Discovery And Do You Have AAA+Dyslipidemia?

The LRP1 gene, that has just been linked to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), lies in a network associated with lipid metabolism and I have, in addition to AAA, a severe form of dyslipidemia that has only consistently responded to intense exercise. Could these conditions be mechanistically linked? Occam’s razor says “Yes!” Continue reading

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Open Heart Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Needing Inspiration, Take A Look At Heartosaurus

  Hi folks, I thought that it was about time I gave my friend Benjamin Carey a plug for his site, and his excellent book. If you are dealing with a health challenge, and you are scared to exercise, just … Continue reading

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Is The Ironman Safe? FitOldDog Says, “Yes, If You Do It Right.” What Do The Experts Say?

Discussion of the pros and cons of Ironman racing with respect to safety, along with the opinions of two cardiologists and FitOldDog, providing safety guides. Lawrence Creswell, of the Athletes Heart, approved of this post subsequently on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/athletesheart Continue reading

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My Coach’s Training Plan And Heart Rate Strategy Got Me To The Boston Marathon

 Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! When it comes to training you have to do the work, but a good coach can make all the difference to your race achievements. I remember preparing for my Boston Marathon qualifier in 2008, … Continue reading

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Regular Health Screening Should Be Part Of Your Exercise Program And It Can Save Your Life

  Hi folks, The number of health screens of which you can avail yourself in order to extend your life span is increasing steadily. You should explore your family history for your own specific risks, and not wait for the … Continue reading

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