Early morning, up with the husky for a hike. Walking when the sun is rising is nice. And in the evening enjoying running in the sun set. Now I can see that the light day by day get longer. This meaning we will get more time in daylight for adventures.
This week the focus has been for high altitude medicine. Its is very important to understand how and why the body react as it do in thigh altitude, and as well how you can prepare for not getting AMS or if you got it how to treat it and also how to identify the signs.
since the blood flow in the pulmonary circulation always corresponds to the entire cardiac output, the reduced vessel radius in combination with the increased cardiac output causes the pressure in the blood vessels to increase sharply. If the pressure becomes too high, the vessels begin to leak and fluid ends up in the lung tissue … HAPE
Many factors affect an individual’s V02-max, but the limitation of the cardiac output, ie how much blood the heart has been able to pump around per minute, is believed to be the most important. VO2 max is upwards twice as high in elite athletes compared to untrained. Age negatively affects muscle mass, which is of significant important for the VO2-max. Cardio training can, however, delay this reduction. Cold, low blood levels and many diseases also affect VO2 – max capacity. So keep up the cardio workout….
When it comes to food and metabolism, the lack of oxygen at high altitude will affect us. First of all the stress in the body from the lack of oxygen will have the negative effect of that we will loss up to 5% of our muscle mass each day. The lack of oxygen also triggers the digestive system to prioritise carbohydrates, and food with protein and fat will be left in the stomach. So carbohydrates food is most important to get.
The history view of the day will be; about Areskutan and Skuleberget and what does this two mountain got in common? Well The two mountains are among the most mythical mountains in Sweden, although Kebnekaise is the most described. Skuleberget was considered to be the real border between Lapland and the other part of Sweden. it was inhabited by robbers and was considered adventurous to pass. According to Johannes Rudbeckius, Åreskutan would have been the Ararat of the Bible where Noah stepped ashore after the flood. This gives another dimension to Bellman’s interpretation of old Noah as a modern wine-drinking restaurateur, given the development that took place in Åre after the flood. Toppstugan was built in 1892 by the Swedish Tourist Association.
See ya soon…