I am 58,overweight,never smoked. I have always exercised since I was 12. Up until a few months ago I could do 15 push ups, rest one minute, do another set until 10 sets were done. I felt good, felt strong, not really winded or tired. NOW for about 2 months I do a couple sets of 15 then my muscles feel exhausted,I'll do maybe 12, then 8, etc. If I bend over for nay length of time, my back feels exhausted, same for my upper back if I do these row movements with bands. I have always felt good and strong, now I hardly can do a complete workout...such as they are. Am I just getting old...old AND overweight...OR does this mean there could be other problems? I also have a hard time getting air if I string a couple exercises together to make it more cardio...got quite light headed a couple of times. Any help or pointing me in the right direction will be appreciated. I will be making an appt with my doctor...but it will be some time before I see him. Thanks!View Thread
I drink plenty of water, my iron is high due to hemachromatosis (being unable to get rid of iron, I get my blood drawn every 2 months). I take vitamins and eat plenty of vegetables. No change in meds. I am on lisinopril,but have been on that for a few years now. I wonder, though if your body changes over time if maybe now it is affecting me? I'll have to look that discussion up!View Thread
I have done nothing different in terms of how I exercise,medications,etc. I am already on a cholesterol med. 4 years ago I had a Cath done because I had the symptoms of a heart attack...long and short the doc said my arteries were smooth as a baby's bottom. I have heard about that cholesterol study...makes you wonder. I go for a stress test,etc next week.View Thread
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