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Omega-3 and heart rate

Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats per minute; it varies from person to person, and is influenced by many factors, including activity level, fitness level, emotions, body size, and medications, among others, but a «normal» resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute (although about 50-70 beats per minute is ideal). Active people often have a lower heart rate because their […]


Omega-3, body composition and squash

Squash is an indoor racquet sport, suitable for all ages, which can be played for leisure (it is a lot of fun) or as a competitive sport, and has several health benefits: improves cardiovascular health, increases strength and fitness, maintains a healthy weight, increases flexibility and strength in the back, promotes good coordination, agility and flexibility, and builds hand-eye coordination; moreover, it improves psychological wellbeing (self-confidence and self-esteem, social skills, […]


Soccer and omega-3

In soccer, the players perform intermittent work, performing low-intensity activities for more than 70% of the game, but also around 150-250 brief intense actions. In addition to a high aerobic capacity, soccer players need to accelerate and decelerate, to perform rapid changes of direction movements and sprinting. Players have to develop high muscle force in actions such as takling, kicking, heading and jumping. Given the physical demands of soccer match-play, […]


Supplementation with omega-3 to help recovery between training bouts

To the team sport athletes (for example, basketball, soccer, American football, rugby, and hockey) is very important the recovery between training bouts and games throughout the competitive season. Upon a training bout or competition, the athlete enters a recovery phase that implies metabolic recovery (their body restores «fuel» levels) and mechanical recovery (their body repairs damage to the musculoskeletal system). This recovery between training bouts and games helps the athlete […]


EPA to improve exercise-induced muscle injury

Muscle can be damaged by external factors (for example, in contact sports), or by internal factors (mechanical or biological factors, triggered by un unusual exercise that involve eccentric muscle actions, for example). An eccentric muscle contraction occurs when a muscle opposes a stronger force, which causes the muscle to lengthen as it contracts (let us just think, for example, about opening a heavy door with one arm). Muscle eccentric contractions […]


DHA, exercise and mitochondrial metabolism

Mitochondria are small structures floating inside the cell and act like a digestive system: they create energy rich molecules for the cell by combining oxygen (from the air we breathe) with the sugars and fats that come from the food we eat. They are the main source of energy for the body. Some cells have several thousand mitochondria (germ cells, for example) while others have none (red blood cells and […]