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Strategies for Improving Leg Cramps

Written by OmegaXL on April 12, 2016

By Dr. Karen Vieira Ph.D. Dr. Kevin C. Miller, PhD, from the North Dakota State University states that “exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC) are a common condition experienced by recreational and... Read more

Recover Quickly From Muscle Soreness

Written by OmegaXL on February 9, 2016

By Dr. Karen Vieira Ph.D. Regular exercise, especially intense activity such as athletic running, typically leads to small tears in muscle tissue that causes delayed onset muscle soreness which often... Read more

Reducing Knee Pain

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

The knee is not only the largest joint in the body, but it is also the most complex. It is made up of a complicated system of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilages, and cushioning sacs called bursae. Because movement of the knee join is involved in almost every activity, and because it is made up of

What Makes Essential Fatty Acids So Essential?

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

All of the fats we eat are more scientifically known as fatty acids. These fatty acids are necessary for a variety of metabolic functions and are also used to build some tissues. Our amazing bodies can breakdown different types of fats and use the pieces to create compounds it needs. However, there are two types

Understanding Cartilage Damage

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

There are three different types of cartilage within the human body, two of which are found in our joints. The first type, articular cartilage, is a slick, smooth surface on the ends of bones that helps them slide easily past each other when we move our joints. Fibrocartilage is a thicker, tougher substance that acts

Four Tips for a Healthy Brain

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

#1 – Reduce Stress We all know that being stressed out can cause us to lose our ability to focus or remember details, but what you may not know is that the effects of stress hormones on the brain last long after the stressful situation is over. Studies show that long term stress, caused by