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Andrew Gallardo’s Fitness News – December 2017

Exercise Helps People With Schizophrenia

The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that there are more than 3.2 million Americans living with schizophrenia. The severe mental disorder affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves. Research from a 2016 study suggests that exercise may mitigate symptoms.

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Nutrition: Canned Food-BPA Link Confirmed

A collaborative study by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Stanford Prevention Research Center has shown that eating canned food increases exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hyperactivity in children.

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Mind-Body: Mindfulness and Stimulant Addiction

The popularity of mindfulness programs that help people with food or tobacco cravings continues. According to pilot study findings, people addicted to stimulants such as cocaine or methamphetamines are another group who may benefit from mindfulness practices.

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Recipe for Health: Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

Dubbed the “Jewish penicillin” by mothers around the world, chicken noodle soup appears to have a medicinal effect on cold sufferers. At the very least, a hot bowl of this soothing soup is a comfort when you are feeling under the weather (or just plain missing your own mom).

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Video of the Month: V-Sit Paddle with Feet on Floor

This challenging core exercise progression uses a weighted bar or a dowel and the BOSU® Balance Trainer. Start in a v-sit with your chest lifted, feet on the floor. Rotate the bar and your torso to the right, and then come back to center. Reset and repeat on the left side.

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