Depending on the infection, the body can be affected minimally or severely. In a viral cold infection, the body may feel general discomfort and illness for a short period of time. The Epstein-Barr viral infection, however, can cause the body to become extremely exhausted, which can last for months in some cases. Other infections can cause fevers, pain, and weight loss. Be sure to see your doctor if you have any infection that is bothersome or persistent, or if you don't know what it is.
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What does training low mean for athletes?
HealthCorps answeredA trend among endurance athletes is to intentionally train with low glycogen (sugar-based energy) stores. Your body naturally turns to available blood sugar and then glycogen stores of energy during the early phase of exercise. Once that's burned, the body starts to force fat metabolism, the next available source of energy. So if glycogen storage is low to begin with, the theory is that you will quickly begin to burn fat as your energy supply. Hence, the term training low.
How is this accomplished? Remember that various foods supply glucose (sugar), especially carbohydrates. So if your carbohydrate intake is low, you end up with low glycogen stores.
To get the process started begin to taper your intake of carbohydrates for a few days during training, while increasing (healthy) fat intake. Embracing this kind of a diet requires a health professional to guide and monitor you, since very low carbohydrate diets can present certain health challenges. Always check with your physician before beginning an exercise program or a new dietary approach.
What is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month (GEHFM)?
Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace. Each May, the goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments. Participation is free.
Formerly National Employee Health & Fitness Day, GEHFM has been extended to a month-long initiative in an effort to generate sustainability for a healthy lifestyle and initiate healthy activities on an ongoing basis.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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