IRON OUT FATIGUE

Runner's World (UK) - - Warm Ups -

In­ex­pli­ca­bly tired? Have your iron lev­els checked – and say you’re a run­ner. ‘Fatigue can oc­cur from iron lev­els at the lower end of nor­mal, which some doc­tors may say is OK for non-run­ners be­cause it doesn’t in­di­cate anaemia,’ says Dr Del­mas Bolin, a sports medicine spe­cial­ist. If the read­ing is low but nor­mal, ask for your fer­ritin level to be checked. ‘Fer­ritin gives you an idea of to­tal stores of iron; if it’s low, you may need an iron sup­ple­ment.’

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