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Andrew Gallardo’s Fitness News – Aug 2016

U.S. Breaks Obesity Record

Obesity continues to plague modern society. According to a new report, the problem is getting worse.

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Alcohol and the Snack Attack

Ladies, ever had a case of the munchies after drinking a cocktail or a glass of wine? This “apéritif effect” is well known, but now science can explain it.

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Mindful Meditation Helps People With Insomnia

More research is emerging on meditation’s benefits for people with sleep disorders. In a randomized controlled study that included 54 adults with chronic insomnia, subjects who participated in 8 weeks of mindfulness-based therapy specifically for people with this condition showed significant improvements in their insomnia both 3 months and 6 months after the course had finished.

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Recipe For Health: Shrimp Tabbouleh

“The traditional way to make this salad is with lots of herbs and tomatoes, and only a small amount of bulgur; I like to include even more fresh vegetables,” writes Mark Bittman, former New York Times food columnist and author of several best-selling books, including VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 (Clarkson Potter 2013), from which this recipe comes. Add shrimp, squid, chicken or other protein of your choice for a super main-course salad, perfect for warm weather.

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An Epic Afterburn

Excess postexercise oxygen consumption has been a hit topic recently, riding on the success of metabolic and high-intensity interval training. EPOC is a measurably high rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity.

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Video of the Month: Mini Band – External Rotation

Target muscles include Dorsal Flexors, Gluteals, Pectoral Muscles, Rhomboids

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