This simple trick can build muscle strength
Aging sure is a humbling experience, isn't it?
Ladies, you unfortunately often get the short end of the stick -- because the changes that strike after menopause can sap you of your energy and strength.
But today, I'm going to help you get it all back.
New research unlocks the secret to a better, stronger body even as you get older -- and you won't believe how simple it is.
All you need to do is boost your intake of the healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil!
Combine those supplements with a little exercise, and you've got the perfect one-two punch to knock out the worst aging can throw your way.
Over 18 weeks, women given fish oil supplements along with a simple program of basic resistance exercises had DOUBLE the improvement in maximal isometric torque, when compared to women given a placebo.
That's a key measure of overall muscle function -- and it jumped by 34 percent over those 18 weeks.
Even more amazingly, the women given fish oil had TRIPLE the improvements in muscle quality.
These aren't just changes researchers can measure "on paper."
You'll be able to feel the difference -- and that boost in strength can cut your risk of getting weak and frail, which can lead to disability and even a loss of independence.
Boosting your muscle power will also help you keep your balance better so you're less likely to fall -- and keeping a little stronger will help ensure that you're less likely to suffer a serious injury if you happen to take a spill anyway.
Those are critical benefits that can mean a major improvement in your day-to-day quality of life.
And if you want them -- as I know you do -- it's time to up your omega-3 game, because you're not going to get the amounts used in this study from an occasional fish dinner.
Heck, even if you're taking a supplement, you may not be getting anything close to the levels in the study of nearly 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day (2.1 grams of EPA and 0.6 grams of DHA).
Check your supplement. You may need to break out the magnifying glass and read the label closely, because "3 grams of fish oil" isn't the same as 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Look for the fine print to see specifically how much EPA and DHA are inside.
Be also sure to check the serving size, because you may need more than one capsule to reach those levels.
These aren't unsafe levels; but since they are higher than what most people take and can thin the blood, be sure to speak to your doctor before you get started.