Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids - Striking a Balance
By J. Lang Wood
Though consumers hear a great deal about the benefits of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, many people don’t know the difference between these two compounds nor how they act on the body. The average American diet often contains 14 to 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids. The recommended ratio should only be 2 to 4 times the amount of omega-6 to omega-3. Achieving the right balance of these two nutrients can help to ensure optimum health.
Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends sedentary (inactive) individuals to consume 0.8g of protein per kilo of your body weight (so for a 75 kg person this would accumulate to 60g a day). Active exercising places constant mechanical load on your muscle fibres, so you require more protein to repair and manufacture damaged fibres. For high-intense sports like sprinting, rugby, powerlifting etc, target 1.6-2g of protein per kilo of your body weight (so for a 75kg person this would be 120-150g a day).
How to Deal With Chest and Back Pimples
By Dr. Kristie
It's bad enough to have acne on your face, but chest and back pimples can be just as unsightly and annoying - especially in the summer when you wear a swimsuit. Instead of keeping your shirt on, try some of these ways to treat chest and back pimples.
Wear the right fabrics.
Chest and back pimples can be made worse by wearing synthetic fabrics. Switch over to all cotton clothing to allow better air flow and give the skin a chance to breathe. Synthetic fabrics allow moisture and sweat to build up which can block pores and make acne worse.
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