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Flick’s blood test results for anyone who is interested

Everything normal, no action needed, so Kidneys, liver, bone calcium levels, diabetes all normal. Blood count 15, which is pretty high - so much for vegans being unhealthy! The only one which was a bit low, but not of concern, was the oxygen in the blood thingy, which would explain why I get out of breath at the beginning of a run. I knew it was all ok as I hadn’t heard back from them, but I was interested in the breakdown.

I guess I have to,put the tiredness down to pushing a bit hard last month, me being an old person and all.

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Good news Flick x

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Thank you 😊

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Glad your tickety boo. 😀👍

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Me too 😊

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Great news.👏👏👏👏👏

Have you tried the NHS's Heart Age calculator: nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-healt...

It's total rubbish, and doesn't even ask if you take any exercise. But at least you now have some numbers to plug in. You may find you are younger than you think!

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I thought it was a bit rubbish too!! 😀

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My Garmin’s VO2 Max says I’m 50, which is 21 years younger than my chronological age.

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I have a Garmin, where does it report that? I can find the VO2max in the Connect page, but it just: Your VO₂ Max is 41 which is excellent for men ages 60-69. You are in the top 15% for your age and gender.

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That’s it! I’m top 10% but it goes up and down from 15%

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I just tried this, it has been reported as being quite good.

ntnu.edu/cerg/vo2max#Accurate

It estimates my VO2max as 46, which is a bit higher than the Garmin says, and says I'm really 46. Yooopeeeeedoooo! No, I am not going back to work!

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I couldn’t find the VO2 Max bit, but according to it I’m bam g on target with maximum and average training heart rate

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I like your calculator, it’s says I’m like a 50 year old - I won’t tell you what the nhs one said!

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I did this one recently and it said I was under 20 and had a vo2max of 58, which doesn't seem very likely 🤣

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I couldn’t find it. I need to look on the computer not my phone I think

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You need to press the big black square with the question in, they don't make it very intuitive. I don't really understand how it's meant to get vo2max from the questions it asks though...

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Tomorrow on the computer. The big black square is probably a small black square even on my large phone screen. Thanks for the pointer. Btw have posted my round the moon score in the last postnon it. Don’t know if anyone’s noticed, and it’s about 52 miles so worth adding x

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Will take a look :)

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I'm having trouble getting this to work. It sticks on the first page of questions, whichever browser I use. Having said that, I'm not happy about the questions they are asking. they are obviously doing it to gather research, alse why want to know your ethnicity and level of education ... anyway, i couldn't get it working so never mind. Boo -

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They did say in a disclaimer that you get to acknowledge that they were collecting stats. At least they did SAY so, unlike some we could name. It's all just a laugh anyway. I know I'm not 46. A 46 year old probably wouldn't be going for a hearing aid fitting today....

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The site was so confusing that i never saw the disclaimer. i didn't see the black square either as the page loaded halfway down!

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The loading halfway down was my fault. The link has a #Accurate... which is an instruction to the browser as to where to open the page. Sorry. This is the correct link - but the calculation is still rubbish.

ntnu.edu/cerg/vo2max

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Lol - I think I’ll give it a miss. Ming the Merciless, my Garmin, is complimentary enough - now I’ve turned off the sharp stick he used to prod me with, saying move when I’d just run 10k 😡

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It is completely useless...I got three different results! For the same numbers:)

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That NHS heart thingy? Total rubbish. BMI 21.5, no to all their bad health pointers, blood pressure 110, and it gave me a heart age of 73. It wanted my cholesterol and I don’t know it, so it probably calculated that for me and brought the score down

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Me also.all healthy answers..I knew my cholesterol..and it put me at 72!!!!

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Crumbs that’s even worse!

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Oh that’s great news!! 😀

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TBH I didn’t expect it to find anything x

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You? Old? Hush your mouth.... you are totally amazing!!!

This is good news...so now..chill out and push no more...you are doing wonderfully :) x

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Actually I'm running faster on my short runs, have upped my average from around 9min/k to around 7min/k without being any tireder or more out of breath, so in that instance pushing has worked :) xx

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You know your body... :) 7 min per K.. wow... :) x I am just trickling along :)

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It might be a bit more.

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Glad all is ok Flick 😀 😀

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thank you :)

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Good news , inspiring person!

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😊❤️❤️❤️

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Great news Flick, I’m sure the exercise will help. As for the Heart Age calculator, I think it’s so simplistic that it’s pointless for those of us who exercise regularly. 😠

I suppose it might encourage others to start C25K and we all know where that can end up - where we are now! 🙂👍

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Totally innaccurate! The heart age thing

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Good news Flick, the hot summer probably had an effect on you too.

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It wasn’t that because my energy low coincided with the drop in temperature, I find the heat energising. But one of the reasons I had the tests was because of the near fainting and lump in the chest feeling when I did the long run with no fluids in the heat 😊

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Of course I'm interested xxx Glad you're OK though!

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Aw thanks xxx

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Great news Flick 👌🏽

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Thank you. I was pleased with the blood count because people think vegans are weedy and anaemia 🤨

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Pleased all is ok Flick. X

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Thank you me too 😊 x

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Great news!! You’re very healthy and not having any reason to worry is great!! Happy running! 😁❤️

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Thank you x

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Glad everything is OK Flick 😊

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Thanks Ted. i thought it was but it was best to be sure. I think i just did a bit too much last month, and the change in the weather from hot to cooler knocked me for six as I'm always more energised when it's hot.

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Oh that’s IS good news Flick!! I expect you are right it was just pushing yourself a bit far last month and with the weather too.

I know what it is like. I couldn’t just sit last month so I set myself the 50 mile walking challenge to make sure enough I got out and did something, achieved that by theb24th so emIled them and upped it to 75. Got told off by my daughter as “ you are supposed to be recovering gently”. “ yeah, but I wasn’t RUNNING, I was only walking.

Then I have set myself 100 miles for Sept which is 10 miles every 3 days.....but I’m hoping the last week will include some running. 😁.

My trouble is as soon as someone tells me I should slow down as I’m getting older now, I feel my cantankerous gene pushing itself to the fore and going “ slow down?? Stuff that !”. Must be our generation, Flick!

Glad you’re ok though

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You did absolute wonders last month! you are amazing!!! But same generation as me? No, I think you're a lot younger aren't you? I did think of doing 75 miles last month too, but in the event 50 wss enough x

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I was 65 in June so about the same I think. Flower Power and all that!! 😜

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Six years younger - same age as Mr I dont Snore (he's my toy boy). I must say you don't look it!

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Good news, and always sensible to listen to your body....

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Thank you, and yes 😊

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Brilliant news Flick ! So glad to read that my virtual running mate is going great guns and you are well. Yippe!👏👏🤗❤️.See you Sunday then?xxx

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Thank you darling. Hopefully Sunday. Get the cakes ready! 😊🍰

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Will do sweatheart❤️🍰🍩🍪xxx!

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Btw keep meaning to ask if you are Maggie or Peggy. I’m sure I first met you as Maggie but your forum handle is Peggy69. Which do you prefer? Xx

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Either or Flick I really don’t mind. Maggie is my name that I go by. However as my correct name or the name I was baptised is MargaretRose all one name.....I know what a mouthful I have had to shorten it.

Friends have in the past questioned if it was after princess Margaret Rose the queens late sister. Well I would love that👑!🤣🤣🤣🤣,But I fear it had something to do with my grandmother being called Rose and my auntie being called Margaret. However many women that have the name Margaret often got called Peggy! I don’t know why ? Or what the story is behind that. It seems to be a northern thing hee!hee!.

So bet you weren’t expecting all that 🤣🤣🤣❤️xx

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Maggie it is then. I was going to ask about princess margaret then I read the rest of your response. Margaret rose is pretty but I can imagine it got you teased at school xxx

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Yes it b*****! did I can tell you. Oh my goodness hubby and I have just finished watching daily politics and now there’s an programme about Princess Margaret’s life being advertised to be shown some when😮😮.Now that’s a coincidence! 😂😂😂xx

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Synchronicity! ❤️

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Exactly!🤣🤣xxx

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Well done. You must have a painting in the loft somewhere. Keep on running!

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Lol Just call me Dorian. And thank you 😊❤️

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Sorry for late reply Flick - I’m rarely on this forum now. Great news about your health! Xx

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Thank you. See you over on Strava 😊 xx

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That’s where I am. ☺️ X

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I know 😊 I see you regularly and doing very well! X

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In fact you’ve outrun me now distance wise Alka x

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Glad there's nothing to be concerned about. Hopefully running will be a bit easier now the weather has cooled down a bit x

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Thank you. Actually the fatigue came on with the cooler weather. Heat energises me. I’m always more lethargic in winter and don’t like winter running nearly as much, especially the cold walk before you get going ☹️ I know, I’m nuts! X

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Hibernation mode?!

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Yep, lol ❤️

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Pleased to hear the good news Flick 👍😊

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Thank you :)

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