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Andrew Gallardo’s Fitness News – Jul 2016

Kids With Stronger Muscles Develop Better Bones

Osteoporosis is a significant concern for the aging population. A new study suggests the risk can be offset by development of lean muscle in childhood.

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Yes, You Can Develop Better Eating Habits

Analogous to laying out your exercise gear so it’s the first visual reminder you have of your commitment to exercise each day, imagine what creating strong visual cues for food might do for your eating habits.

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Help for Pregnant Women With Depression

Regular yoga practice may reduce heart disease risk as effectively as brisk walking or biking, according to a research review in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (2014; doi: 10.1177/2047487314562741).

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Recipe For Health: Muhammara

Muhammara is a hot-pepper dip that originated in Aleppo, Syria, and is also found in Levantine and Turkish cuisines. Other “meze” (small bites) cousins from this region include tabbouleh, hummus and baba ghanoush; they can be traced to the cuisine of the Ottoman Empire.

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IDEA Fitnographic: What’s in Your Protein Bar?

The quality of protein bars (and the protein itself) varies drastically, and some ingredients are more questionable than others. Do you know what’s in yours?

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Video of the Month: Mini Band – Lateral Straight Leg (Knees)

Target muscles include Dorsal Flexors, Gluteals, Hamstrings, Hip Abductors, Hip Flexors, Iliotibial Band, Pectoral Muscles, Rhomboids

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