Flaxseed oil is the world`s richest source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied extensively for their beneficial effects on high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, angina and other risk factors for stroke and heart attack. New research indicates some other great benefits.
They may be helpful in easing the symptoms of arthritis and multiple sclerosis and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. There is also some promising preliminary evidence that they may help inhibit the formation of cancerous cells.
Eating fish will help you get your dose of omega-3. If you are a vegetarian, you will have to take it in capsule form.
Part of keeping fit is making sure that your heart is strong and healthy. In order to keep it so, talk to your doctor about creating an exercise programme for you.
- If not a doctor then ask a friend or family member to start your programme with you.
- Work out a convenient schedule, right down to the time of day, to help you develop a consistent pattern. Gradually build up your workout to 30 to 60 minutes, three to four times a week.
- Be sure to drink water before, during and after your workout.
- Make up for missed sessions. Reschedule them for another day, or add time to your next workout.
- Consider learning a new sport or exercise, or improving on one that you know, when developing a workout strategy. Doctors recommend aerobic exercise, such as jogging, running, swimming or brisk walking, as well as aerobic sports such as tennis.
- Try variety in your workouts. Walk one day, swim another and bike the next. Joining a group or sports team provides great motivation that will help you stick with your exercise routine.
- Recent studies have shown that meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease, possibly because the resulting stress relief may promote the body`s self-repair system to thin the fatty buildup on artery walls.