The Truth About Omega 3

Written by David McEvoy


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While research is still ongoing intorepparttar effects of these fatty acids onrepparttar 139065 heart, research to date has shown that they:

∑ decrease risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death ∑ decrease triglyceride levels ∑ decrease growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque ∑ lower blood pressure (slightly)

Additionally, Omega 3 has been reported effective as an anti-inflammatory. And according to an article by Judith Horstman for Arthritis Today, ďThereís strong evidence that fish oil supplements with omega-3 fatty acids can ease rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms, help prevent Raynaudís syndrome spasms and possibly relieve some lupus symptoms.

There is some limited evidence thatrepparttar 139066 reduction in Omega 3 inrepparttar 139067 average western diet can be a contributing factor torepparttar 139068 rise in:

∑ asthma ∑ chronic fatigue syndrome ∑ cystic fibrosis ∑ osteoporosis ∑ prostate cancer

Omega 3 Supplements

Any good doctor or nutritionist will tell you thatrepparttar 139069 best way to get any nutrient is to go right torepparttar 139070 source and eat it throughrepparttar 139071 foods they originate. Inrepparttar 139072 case of Omega 3 this would most likely be inrepparttar 139073 form of fatty fish, flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil and soybean oil. That said, this is not always possible givenrepparttar 139074 average westernerís diet and lifestyle. Additionally, for those suffering from sever depression or using Omega 3 to combat an existing condition,repparttar 139075 amount contained inrepparttar 139076 foods we eat may not provide enough of this fatty acid. If this isrepparttar 139077 case then it is important to know what you are looking for.

The supplement should be high in EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). EPA, along with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) arerepparttar 139078 two active ingredients in Omega 3. EPA is considered to berepparttar 139079 therapeutic element. It is thus important to purchase a supplement higher in EPA than DHA.

Additional Notes

Due torepparttar 139080 recent developments and study of Omega 3 and all of its potential health benefits,repparttar 139081 majority of studies and information on it are preliminary and based on smaller test groups. Additional research is underway and should provide additional insight into how it works and exactly what its role is inrepparttar 139082 brainís functioning and development.

Currently additional studies are ongoing intorepparttar 139083 roll of Omega 3 in brain and nerve regeneration, depression, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, neck and back pain, stress and an assortment of other mental and physical conditions.

Information on Omega 3 and its properties provided by http://www.mind1st.co.uk/ Mind1st in the sole distributor of PuraEPA with 90% pure EPA. Visit their website for more information on Omega 3 fish oil and how it works.


Lower Back Extension Exercise

Written by Peter Kudlacz


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your stomach torepparttar floor, keep your arms and hands flat at your sides and legs extended like in a standing position, but lying down. Slowly raise yourself up from your torso as far as you can go but do not over-extend. Just torepparttar 139008 point where you feel comfortable and you are receivingrepparttar 139009 maximum benefit. Remember to tighten your buttocks when lifting yourself fromrepparttar 139010 ground and concentrate on workingrepparttar 139011 lower back. Now slowly lower yourself back torepparttar 139012 floor. Don't forget to breathe. Do about 2 sets slowly consisting of 12-15 reps, 2 to 3 times per week.

Variations

This exercise can also be done on vertical benches or holding onto extra free weights. The exercise done on a vertical bench is much more difficult. Personally, I do not feel that it is necessary to perform this exercise on a vertical bench since doing it onrepparttar 139013 floor is just as effective and safer. Using a vertical bench may also put undue strain on your back.

For more exercises and video exercise demonstrations, visit PopularFitness.com

About the author: Peter Kudlacz is the owner of PopularFitness.com where you can find online fitness and golf programs, exercise instruction guides, articles, resources and tips.


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