Fitness News

Andrew Gallardo’s Fitness News – Nov 2016

Exercise and Older-Adult Brain Activity

While links among physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and brain function have already been established, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of sedentary, light, and moderate-to-vigorous activity on neural function.

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In With the New

There is no question that certain familiar foods like yogurt and salmon can be the backbone of a healthy diet, but eating the same items day in and day out is a sure-fire route to dietary burnout.

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Pilates vs. Resistance Training

Pilates exercise and resistance training both increase deep muscle thickness of the internal obliques [IO] in female exercisers, but Pilates seems to be more effective for conditioning the transversus abdominis [TA], according a small study involving both experienced and novice exercisers.

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Recipe for Health: Garlicky Spinach & Watercress

Professional chef, cookbook author and nutrition instructor at New York University Lourdes Castro, MS, RD, brings dark-leafy greens to life in this delicious and easy dish.

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Smoothie Don’ts

Perhaps you’ve noticed many clients and members are embracing a “smoothie culture” that promotes the blended meal as “all-natural” and “healthy.” Smoothies are convenient and a great way to ingest a concentrated nutrient boost, but things can quickly go awry with ingredients that break the nutrition bank.

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Video of the Month: Drop Lunge – Same Side

Dorsal Flexors, Gluteals, Hamstrings, Iliotibial Band, Pectorals, Quadriceps, Rhomboids

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