Do you take fish oil? How are your omega-3's? Have you thought about it before now?
It wasn't that long ago that I had not given it any thought, even though I have trained for half marathons and marathons. Then I found out what omega-3's can do for you.
It helps your cardiovascular health - you always want a healthy heart. Plus, it's brain food to give you healthy mental function.
Another great benefit of omega-3's is that it will help with healthy glucose and insulin metabolism.
My favorite plus side about taking fish oil is that it helps with my arthritis. I was starting to have problems with my fingers where they'd get really sore and stiff. However, I started taking fish oil. I found out that the arachidonic acid-derived eicosanoids in fish oil contain anti-inflamatory functions. Basically, this helps with the swelling and makes it easier to move my fingers - gotta have that so I can type.
How can you add omega-3's into your diet? Those fish would include salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring. There's only one fish on that list that I like and that is salmon. I enjoy eating salmon, but also enjoy other foods. So, I will take a supplement.
Have you taken fish oil and it made you burp? Did it taste fishy? Guess what that means? It means that your fish oil was rancid. Yuck!
How do you find a quality fish oil? Do your research on where the fish is from and what testing they do on the fish oil. Also, is there a certificate of analysis that says it is what it says it is. I know this sounds like a lot of trouble, but I can help you.
I found a fish oil that the fish comes from Norwegian waters, which are the cleanest waters. It is tested for mercury, lead and PCB's and is found to be free of them. Also, this fish oil is in the monoglyceride form, which is the highest bio-available form. Plus, it comes with a certificate of analysis.
Here's an information sheet on Omega Max fish oil.
Here's the certificate of analysis for the Omega Max.
Where do you get it? Click here to buy your own.
For more information on the arachidonic acid-derived eicosanoids and arthritis, please visit here.
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Do you think about safety before or while you are walking?
Let me help you! Tonight we will go through 3 safety tips. Plus a couple of bonuses.
Have you thought about safety before you head out walking?
How about while you are walking?
Where do you walk?
What do you wear?
I am Mandy Jo and I help busy women create and crush their goals through walking and exercise.
1.. At night/dusk/sunrise - wear bright colors
DO NOT WEAR BLACK!
Make sure there is something that is reflective and large enough for people to see you from the front and the back.
People must be able to see you! This is especially important if you have to be out on the road because there is no path or sidewalk.
2. Walk towards traffic!
When there is no path or sidewalk for you to walk on, make sure that you are walking on the side of the road that faces traffic. You want to see the vehicles coming towards you. You do not want them sneaking up behind you.
3. Headphones / earbuds - only have 1 in. Yes, I know that a lot of people like to walk or run to music. However, you need to hear what is going on around you for own safety.
You need to hear when a vehicle is coming, even if it’s on the other side of the road.
You need to hear when a bicycle is coming, especially when you are on a path or sidewalk. With bicycles, they do not always tell you they are coming up behind you and all of a sudden they are flying by. It’s hard to hear them without headphones in.
Now to review our 3 safety tips.
1.. At night/dusk/sunrise - wear bright colors
2. Walk towards traffic.
3. Headphones / earbuds - only have 1 in.
I hope that these tips will keep you safe while walking.
I have been training myself and others for the past 17 years. In that time I have done almost 150 races of a variety of distance between 3K and marathon (26.2 miles). During this time I have trained outdoors or walked inside at the mall (Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills). Amazingly though, I have never trained on a treadmill. I had this great fear of falling off the back of it.
I have owned a treadmill, but my cat slept on it and the boys would race their cars on it. I never used it as a treadmill.
So, today was a first for me, I actually trained on the treadmill. I completed 4 miles in 62 minutes 26 seconds. It certainly was not a pace that I was used to, but it is somewhere to start from.
How did I go about getting on the dreaded treadmill? I went up to the personal training desk at Life Time Fitness and asked for assistance in how to work a treadmill. Haley, was kind enough to take me over to the treadmills and show me how to get it to work. It's always nice to have someone that you can ask how to work things that you don't know.
Don't be afraid to ask. It is way better to ask for assistance then it is to get hurt.
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