Fish oil. Who knew oil from cod or mackerel would be so beneficial for the human body? Oh, you haven’t heard? Yes, fish oil is beneficial to the human body. Be careful however, not all fish oil is created equal.
Benefits of Fish Oil
- Provides an excellent source of EPA and DHA for optimal health
- Supports normal brain function and wellness
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Promotes a healthy immune response
- Supports joint function and mobility
- Promotes skin health and beauty
Also check out this article from The American Heart Association.
What to Look For When Choosing Your Fish Oil
- Cold-pressed to remove mercury, otherwise it is chemically separated from the fish to remove the mercury and you don’t want chemicals in ya.
- Look for the highest content of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and limited additives.
How Much to Take and Other Fun Facts
- The general recommendation is for 2-4 GRAMS of EPA/DHA (Types of Omega-3 fatty acids) per day. Yes, you will have to do the math in order to figure out how much you are consuming. If for example, the nutrition label reads 800 mg of EPA and 500 mg of DHA, that leaves a total of 1,300 mg (1.3g), this is a “serving” of your brand of fish oil. You will have to take more than the “serving” to get what you need. Active and healthy individuals should get about 4 grams.
- Choose a brand that has the highest DHA if you are having a hard time deciding. Be sure it doesn’t contain soy lecithin, wheat, sweeteners or other artificial sweeteners and ingredients.
- Don’t confuse 1,000 mg fish oil with 1,000 mg Omega-3. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!
- Fish oil CONTAINS Omega-3. Cheap fish oil usually has 30% Omega-3. 30% of ,000 mg is 300 mg. That’s why you need 3 pills per day to get 1000 mg.
- Liquid forms contain more concentrated amounts of EPA and DHA than pills.
- Cheap products equals cheap Omega-3 inclusion within your dosage. In the long run, if you buy cheaper products you will end up spending more money due to the number of capsules needed to reach the recommended daily amounts.
- Note there is a requirement for those participating in the nutritional challenge at the moment.
- Read some good stuff from here about Fish Oil. But don’t limit your research to one site. I didn’t, but this is a good source to get you rolling. And as always, information changes daily, so keep up to speed on what is happening with your nutritional choices.
Saturday, May 26, 2012; 100-300p; Marbles Museum
- We will be hosting CrossFit Kids workouts/demo at Marbles Museum on Saturday, May 26 from 1-3p. We would like to have our Kids as demo kids and participate. If you and your CFKR are interested in participating as demo kids, please let us know if they are available during this time. All Raleigh CrossFit athletes are encouraged to come and watch and also take part in all that Marbles has to offer. Admission is FREE (you just have to have a Kid – Marbles requires this) and let the front desk know that you are a guest of Raleigh CrossFit. You will receive a sticker to wear for the day. Pretty AWESOME! FREE Admission to one of the best kids’ museums in the area and you can support your CrossFit Kids Raleigh staff as they promote the importance of kids being active.
No Teen Class on Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day Holiday. Regular Adult CrossFit classes are at 800 and 930a only. We will be doing “Murph”.
MEMORIAL DAY WOD – “Murph”
On Monday, May 28, we will hold just two WOD times – 800a and 930a. We will be doing the hero WOD, “Murph”.
1 mile run
300 Air Squats
1 mile run
- Partition the reps any way you like.
We are not raising money for any specific charities, however since this is a Hero WOD and a lot of CrossFit affiliates perform it on Memorial Day, I have included a link to a site that is allowing you to register as a participant in this WOD on Memorial Day. It’s legit and is donating to various charities. It is $35 and you will receive a t-shirt. It IS NOT mandatory for you to register in order to do the WOD with us on Monday, May 28. I just figured I would throw up the information.
Friday, June 1, 2012; 600-900p; “First Friday in Downtown Raleigh – Fun, Fitness and Parents’ Night Out” Event at Raleigh CrossFit
- $20 per kid, includes food and drinks for the kids – as healthy as we can get, workouts and games. We are encouraging the kids to bring their favorite board game or non-video game.
- The Kids will be able to bring a friend, however we are capping the attendance to 30 kids, so spots will have to reserved. More details on this to come.
- For the parents that evening, we are providing coupons for Empire Eats Restaurants and some time away from the Kids during the First Night activities in Downtown Raleigh or wherever you would like to go.
- Please arrive at 600p sharp to drop-off and fill out a waiver if there is a non-Raleigh CrossFit kid in attendance and at 900p sharp to pick-up.
- Open to Raleigh CrossFit parents or direct friends of a Raleigh CrossFit Kid or parent. Please contact Chennelle to attend this event. 919.229.4075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
So parents, your homework: let us know if you are interested in the teen program and what days/times. Also, let us know of your interest in the Marbles Museum special event and the First Night, Parents’ Night Out.