Peter Everitt

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What Can I Do ? Now that I can't do marathons ?

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 23:28

I understand how you feel having been off pretty much all exercise for over 6 years due to illness. It is tough but it could be a whole lot worse. How about marathon/ultra distance walking? Or just try and accept that it's a part of your life that is over now, enjoy the memories and move on (ie don't try and find a replacement just do your HMs etc).

Low pulse, high(ish) blood pressure?

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 22:56

With the usual disclaimer, I'm not a qualified person to be able to dispense medical advise or offer an opinion, however this deffo sounds like a virus although antibiotics would not have any effect so perhaps your GP has a different (and qualified) opinion.

Also one high reading does not constitute high bp, just a high reading. So if I was you I'd take things very easy until I'd had a few days feeling better then ease back into a regular routine. So, feet up, plenty of fluids and some really crap daytime telly

Low pulse, high(ish) blood pressure?

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 20:38

Sorry to hear that Scott, do you think there could be a virus causing this? Doesn't sound bp related going on your history especially since you've had good readings this year. Maybe a visit to your GP is in order even if just to ease your mind?

Edit - sorry, re-reading shows you've been to your GP today. Did he/she have any good advice?

Bleep Test

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 12:01

Hi Ben, firstly good luck, I hope you do well! Now here's the but. As you know and others have noted, you need to lose weight and only diet is going to do that. You are going to have to make some tough choices if you want to achieve your goal in 9 months as you not only have the weight to lose but also to get fit. Work on your basic fitness level first with plenty of low impact exercise to avoid injury whilst you diet to lose the weight. I estimate you need to lose about 4 stone and each pound lost equals a 3500 calorie deficit so I'm sure you can appreciate the task ahead of you. Plus as you lose weight you'll need fewer calories to maintain weight (as you'll burn less having less bulk to move) so you will plateau and have to cut even more calories out to maintain the loss. I'm not being negative and saying you can't do it, just pointing out the possible issues. I'd suggest cutting out all alcohol and focus on good quality lean meat and fish with plenty of fresh veg. Cut right back on spuds, pasta, rice etc. I like to make big tasty veg based meals like chilli and substitute the mince with lentils, a very healthy source of protein, lots of veg in it too like carrots, peppers, aubergine, green beans and anything else you like. Don't eat any ready meals or bought sauces as they have too much sugar and fat in them. You can cook any onions for the base of your meals in a little water but if you have to use oil get yourself a bottle of spray oil. Homemade soups are also a great way to go, tasty, nutritious and low calorie if you are careful. So again, good luck, don't push too hard as being injured definitely won't help!

Weight loss & weight gain

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 10:41

Chris - you are eating more. To gain 4lbs over 12 weeks works out to an excess of calories of just 160 per day which could very easily be slipped in without noticing. You'll just have to work out a way of trimming a few off each day. Also probably answers why you have more energy, not the diet, just more food!

Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:20

Dr Rob, that truly is bad news but hats off to you for keeping it going as long as you have! This remains my one and only marathon, run(!) on it's first outing. I've not been well for a few years now but always had it in my mind that if I did manage to get back to running then to re-run the Greensands would be my goal. It's such a beautiful route, completely at odds with the brutality of finishing it! I shall just have to think about the Picnic instead although that just makes me want to stay on my sofa!!

Heart palpitations

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 18:56

No point asking here as what matters is why this is happening to you, other peoples experiences are irrelevant. As above, go and see your GP!

Fat / muscle ratio- question. HELP!

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:40

That's more like it, as Millsy suggested why not post your exercise/running routine and I'm sure all the helpful people on here will help you with tips as to how to improve. If you do it right, you will definitely improve. Some recent race times would help too.

Fat / muscle ratio- question. HELP!

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:27

Hi Kat. You'll certainly get a more informed opinion than mine from someone else but to me it sounds like you are over thinking and complicating this. Be pleased with being fit and healthy! If I were you, forget this and if you haven't before then get yourself a proper training plan. As you improve your running fitness your times will start coming down. Have you done a 10k before and if so what was the time? Smart training is the key, you'll get there and beyond so long as you train right. Keep up the good work!

Broken wrists :(

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 15:20

Good to hear you are getting back to normal

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