Fitness Tips: August 1, 2016

If you are feeling strong and confident, imagine how much more you can accomplish each day. We hope to see you this week.

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Omega-3, Please

Fish oil is full of anti-inflammatory and artery-clearing omega-3 fatty acids that help protect your heart. Additionally, these fatty acids may also help fuel your metabolism. In a study, people who exercised 3 times per week and whose daily diet included fish oil lost a significant amount of weight and body fat.

Doctors have long recognized that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, appear to reduce your risk of heart disease. Nevertheless, some people are concerned about mercury or other contaminants in fish. However, when it comes to a healthier heart, the benefits of eating fish usually outweigh the possible risks of exposure to contaminants.

Which fish are high in omega-3 yet low in mercury?
 
Good-for-You Fish
  1. Salmon
  2. Herring
  3. Sardines
  4. Trout (freshwater)
  5. Pollock
Other sources of omega-3 include broccoli, cantaloupe melon, kidney beans, spinach, grape leaves, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower and walnuts. About an ounce (29g) – or one handful – of walnuts has about 2.5g of omega-3, which is equal to that contained in about 3.5 ounces (100g) of salmon.

It's good for your joints, skin, vision, brain, heart, and helps lower bad cholesterol levels. It's an anti-ager and an anti-inflammatory and it's found naturally in a variety of delicious foods.

Sources: mayoclinic.com, realage.com, webmd.com, draxe.com/omega-3-foods/