No Place I’d Rather Be and my Omega-3s!

No Place I'd Rather Be!

My friends and I love playing tennis. In fact, when I’m on the court winning OR losing, there is no place I’d rather be, just like the shirt says. Because this is true, I do what I can away from the court to make the time I spend on the court as productive as possible. This includes providing my body with what it needs to enhance my chances to out perform my opponent OR maybe just to feel my best.

One supplement I take daily are omega-3 fatty acids. Here are some interesting things I know about them.

There are two types of polyunsaturated fats, omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids that are vital for such basic functions as energy production, cell membrane formation and proper hemoglobin manufacturing. When the body is in short supply of these essential acids, a myriad of problems can arise including fatigue, immune weakness, gastrointestinal disorders, heart and circulatory problems, reduced growth rate and more.

Nutrition experts believe the body functions best with a 1:1 or 2:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. However, the average diet supplies an overabundance of omega-6 fatty acids by at least 10:1. Since most of us consume sufficient omega-6 fatty acids (mostly from vegetable oils), the focus should be on obtaining more omega-3 fatty acids.

There are two main types of omega-3 fatty acids that warrant the most attention when considering omega-3 supplementation. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a direct precursor to beneficial hormone-like compounds called eicosanoids, important regulators of vital body functions. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is especially vital for the health of nerve tissues in the brain, eyes and retina. Our bodies need a balance of both of these types of omega-3s to reach peak nutrition.

In order to reach the greatest level of benefit from Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, you need a high-quality fish oil supplement that meets industry, safety and purity standards, doesn’t’ taste fishy, and that’s also effectively balanced in EPA and DHA fatty acids.

I want to encourage you to add omega-3s to your diet and I want to caution you to READ THE LABEL of any supplement you purchase. All supplements are NOT created equally. Please see the labels below and note the differences then read the label of what you have in your cupboard.

Bottom line is when I am playing tennis, there is no place I’d rather be and omega-3s help me be at my best on the court and off!

Omega-3 and No Place I'd rather be

'10US:' YOU…US and 10 Cherished Supporters

Wristpect Sport image for story on 10US

‘Tennis’ and its love related terms receive affectionate spelling abbreviations from players and fans all across the world (‘10S,’ ‘El Tenis, ‘Spherical-Love,’ etc). No matter one’s language, those ‘ism’s’ knit players together and make us feel a sense of community.

Our team of avid tennis players here at Wristpect Sport have always felt part of tennis’ unique community! Now, that connection to the community runs deeper due to the new relationships we’ve formed with people like you and the many entities and shops that support us all across the world!

It is pure privilege to forge these friendships while also getting to create and supply functional and fashion edgy products that make us-- and our sweat-- look better. So today, we officially add our term of endearment, '10US,' to the ever growing list of  names for this sport we all love.

Of all the sports...of all the people in the world, there is ‘US’ who love 10US!

 

Though we’ve seen 'tennis' spelled and annotated many ways, we’ve never seen it spelled, ‘10US;’ so, we 'Yahoo-ed' and Googled it to be sure. We received this message: 

Apparently someone in NASA is part of the 10US crowd and is restricting access by others to our elite group?!

Here are 10 (ish) groups that have helped and cheered us on since our company’s inception. There are more…WAY MORE than 10… but that would blow my blog title and our sentiment to the sport. Today’s list is the first of many 10US lists we will share.

Wristpect Sport 10US List

(as of May 2015 and growing)

1. Tennis Identity 

2.  Tennis Express & Tennis Warehouse

3. Jayci Goldsmith

4. PGA National

5. Bethanie Mattek- Sands

6. Karen's Korner for Savvy Tennis Mom's & The Tennis Chick

7. MyTennisLessons.com

8. Parenting Aces

9. Palm Coast Tennis Center

10. USPTA 

Each of you whether customer, partner, or fan are part of our story. Without each of you, there is no 'US.' 

Here's to 10US!

Thank you so very much.

 

 

 

 

 

It's all about that ball, no treble

Meghan Trainor all about the bass no trebleThere is Penn, PrinceWilson, Dunlop or countless other brands but no matter what the brand, you need a ball to play tennis. Of course a court with a net and a racquet is needed as well, but when you are facing an opponent, it’s the ball that you really need to concentrate on.

I have never played tennis for money, or on scholarship, I play for the love of sports and competition. So, what I mean is this advice is worth what you paid for it! And my advice is to play the ball.

I play ladies who slice and dice, hit huge topspin, serve and volley, lob, poach, and push. They would love for me to play their game their way and forget about what I do best. I find that it helps me to play my game when I concentrate on the ball itself rather than who is hitting it at me.  I can be more consistently me when I focus on a constant like Prince or Penn rather than a person, whom I may have never met before or worse have played numerous times resulting in a loss or two.

What I focus on every match must be consistent if I am to play consistently. What I eat and what I wear are two things that I can control to ensure my comfort as I play. I eat the same foods pre match so I have the optimal energy as I play and I wear comfortable, fashionable apparel so my movement is unrestricted and I’m not too hot or too cold. I want to look and feel good when I’m sweating it up. I have become one who wears a wristband. And I love my Wristpect Sport wristbands. They feel great on but are there for me when I'm not on a changeover or heaven forbid I need a tissue. (I’m just saying)

In theory tennis is a simple game, in theory. Hit the ball over the net and inside the court more times than your opponent and you win. Yes, I know it is not really so simple, but take my simplistic advice the next time you play a match. Play the ball rather than your opponent and see if that doesn’t help keep tennis simpler and no treble.