July 16, 2021
Have you heard of the VO2 max test?
It’s also referred to as the maximal oxygen uptake. It is a common measurement which establishes the aerobic endurance of an athlete.
It is the measurement of the maximum volume of oxygen an athlete can use during high-level exercise (Jones et al., 2012).
Arturas Sujeta, a sports scientist associated with Lithuanian Sports University, divided 123 adult office workers aged 40-60 years into 2 groups.
For 16 weeks, the subjects in the placebo group took a capsule daily without active substances, and the subjects in the experimental group received a capsule every day with 330 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids from fish.
Most precisely, the supplement provided 91.5 milligrams of EPA, 63 milligrams of DHA, 10.6 milligrams of DPA, and 200 IU of vitamin D3daily.
The supplement not only increased the absorption capacity of the lungs, but also the rate at which the lungs could take in air. One measure of this is the which is the maximum rate at which a person can exhale air. Omega 3 intake increased the peak expiratory flow (PEF) speed by 12percent (Sujeta et al., 2020).
Improving your lung function isn’t as complicated as you may think…
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial for improving lung functioning and breathing efficiency.
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids:
· Cod liver oil
· Chia seeds