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My husband was a serious athlete in high school and college. He was a pitcher for the baseball team.
For the first 15 years of our marriage, he worked out hard and kept himself in top shape.
But as happens to most of us, between the kids, the job and all the other responsibilities, exercise fell by the wayside. He stopped working out regularly and developed a bit of a spare tire around his middle.
Recently though, he decided he was going to get back in shape in a big way… he was starting CrossFit!
While I was a bit worried about him going all-in on an exercise program that’s incredibly intense, I support him in hitting his fitness goals.
And there’s something that’s been helping him in his quest…
It’s something that will probably surprise you. But anyone can use it to boost performance and enhance exercise. Whether you’re participating in intense CrossFit sessions like my husband, have a marathon on your bucket list or are just getting back into the exercise arena with some light walking and yoga (like me), it can work for you.
It’s something you should already be doing anyway since it’s super healthy for your entire body, especially your heart and brain.
Here’s the nitty-gritty…
Making your workouts easier
When you work out — especially at a high intensity — it can cause a negative impact on your immune function as well as the inflammation in your body, making it hard for you to fight off illness and infections.
But according to a new study, the omega-3 fatty acids found in krill oil (an oil from a small, shrimp-like crustacean) boost anti-inflammatory action and strengthen immune function following maximal exercise to combat these problems.
And that wasn’t all…
Those omega-3 levels were also the second-best indicator of bike leg time — meaning that the levels of omega-3s in your body determine how well your body can get through your workout, even more so than whether you’re injured, whether or not you’re sick at the time and how fit you were in your early years.
That’s some pretty powerful stuff!
Choosing your krill oil for workout greatness
Clearly, taking krill oil could make your workouts easier, no matter what your exercise level.
But how much should you take… and where do you find an oil that’s right for you?
I recommend taking 1,000 mg of pure krill oil per day, preferably with a meal.
For example, if you work out in the morning, take your krill oil with a light breakfast or snack before you head out to the gym. You can even have it with just your morning protein shake.
Getting back into shape can be tough — especially if you’ve chosen a high-intensity workout routine. It can be hard on your immune system and create inflammation in your body that can leave you dragging and prone to infection and illness. But, by taking krill oil, you can get an edge over all these problems, boost your performance, enhance your exercise and meet your fitness goals.
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