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Omega-3 supplementation and physical performance

Omega-3 supplementation has ergogenic potential. An ergogenic aid can be defined as a physical, mechanical, nutritional, psychological, or pharmacological substance or treatment used for the purpose of enhancing physical performance, especially by eliminating fatigue symptoms. People use ergogenic aids (caffeine or sports drinks with carbohydrates and electrolytes to replace salts eliminated during sweating), but some of them have not proved effectivity and others, even, are harmful or illegal. Some ergogenic […]

 
 
 
 

Paddle and omega-3

There are different versions about the origin of paddle: one relates its history with other racket sports like tennis or badminton, other affirms that it is a reduced version of tennis sport (developed at the beginning as an activity for children, with smaller dimensions than a tennis court). With respect to padle, there’s no problem: the only approved by the International Padel Federation says that the sport was born in […]

 
 
 
 

Young women over 60 also benefit from exercise and omega-3

Exercise is very important for women over 60 years old, and strength training (weight lifting or resistance training) is particularly helpful, because it can slow the muscle and bone deterioration that happens with the aging process. To practice regular strengthening exercises helps to prevent and treat arthritis and osteoporosis (stimulating the growth of muscle and bone) and is essential to staying strong and vital during older adulthood. It also can […]

 
 
 
 

How omega-3 can help us to keep new year's resolutions

A new year begins. We all know what that means: it’s time to make a list of New Year’s resolutions. Without doubt, one of them will be to do exercise in order to stay in shape and omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help us, considering that: Omega-3 supplementation makes easier the adaptation to a new exercise program. Omega-3 from fish oil supplementation improves the lipid profile (the different kinds […]

 
 
 
 

Fight against obesity with exercise in a heart-healthy way, with DHA

In a study designed to evaluate the effect of fish oil supplementation rich in DHA, with and without regular exercise, on heart rate variability (the variation in the time interval between heartbeats) in overweight adults with risk factors for coronary disease, fish oil supplementation improved heart rate variability (compared with placebo). And it also reduced heart rate at rest and during submaximal exercise (physical activity whose intensity increases at regular […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3, cardiovascular function and exercise

Regular and moderate exercise strengthens your heart, even if you have heart disease (if this is the case, talk with your doctor about it). Furthermore, it lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol, helps manage stress, improves sleep and can help you to stay at a healthy weight. The cardiovascular system has important functions during exercise, among others: delivers oxygen and nutrients to muscles, and oxygenates blood by returning it to […]