Exercise and Fish Oil Promote Fat Loss


Reprint of an article by Lanny Schaffer from the Article Codex website, articlecodex.com


Introduction by Dr. Don Rose, Writer, Life Alert




There are a number of benefits currently attributed to the intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (OFAs) -- including a reduction in the severity, risk and negative effects of heart disease, depression, asthma, diabetes, eyesight deterioration and more. Fat loss and an improved immune system are other benefits. Studies show that combining OFAs (e.g., from fish oil supplements) with increased exercise gives even greater fat loss results. --Don Rose




Overweight and obese individuals are often at risk for a cluster of symptoms termed metabolic syndrome x. Included are hypertension, high lipid levels, coronary disease and heightened insulin levels, a precursor to diabetes.

Two common prescriptions for those needing to lose weight and reduce their risk for symptoms of metabolic syndrome x are exercise and good nutrition. Part of good nutrition for overweight individuals includes taking fish oil supplements which contain the healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3's reduce the symptoms of metabolic syndrome x and increase the amount of fat you burn at rest and while exercising.

One study measured abdominal fat in overweight participants. One group exercised, a second took fish caps and a third did both. The exercise group and the fish cap group both lost abdominal fat. The most fat, however, was lost by the group who performed both exercise and took fish caps.

The same was true for the other symptoms of metabolic syndrome x. All groups improved but the combined exercise/fish oil group showed the greatest improvement in blood pressure, insulin resistance and cholesterol levels.

The omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk factors, lessen depression, improve asthma, sharpen eyesight, improve diabetes, improve your immune system and help you lose weight. They are one of the healthiest foods on earth. If you need to lose weight or just want to add one of those "super foods" to your diet make the omega-3 fatty acids your first choice.


Dr. Lanny Schaffer is the President of The International Fitness Academy . For more cutting edge weight loss and fitness information go to http://www.aerobic-exercise-coach.com



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