While too little iron clearly has a negative impact on health and athletic performance, so too can too much iron. A condition where the body stores excess iron can not only adversely impact athletic performance, it can be deadly. Many of these symptoms (fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, etc.) can mimic iron deficiency. The good news is that if diagnosed, treatment is relatively simple.
Ask yourself, “If you only had the energy to focus on the one aspect of nutrition that would give you the largest return on investment, what would that area be?”
If you can’t answer that question, read on.
It may feel like Christmas is just one day, but think about the weeks of parties, social gatherings and excess food that happens at this time of the year. Rather than putting off healthy eating changes as next year’s problem, you can start making easy changes now. Christmas is going to come around every year for the rest of your life – get a jump on it and learn to manage it!