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Andrew Gallardo’s Fitness News – Oct 2016

Bad News About Backpacks
In 2013, injuries related to backpack use affected at least 14,000 children, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The school year may have started already, but it’s not too late to teach kids how to wear backpacks properly and reduce injury more »


Five Ways to Cut Food Waste at Home
A report from the National Resources Defense Council shows that a staggering 40% of food in America—more than 20 pounds per person each month—is thrown away. In terms of dollars and other resources, the report estimates, discarded food is equivalent to $165 billion per year plus 25% of the water used to irrigate and grow the more »


Mind-Body Program Helps Teens
A program developed to teach teenagers how to elicit the relaxation response has helped Boston area students in urban high schools to lower their anxiety levels, increase productivity and effectively manage stress. The schools have predominantly minority more »


RECIPE FOR HEALTH: Spinach and Caper Sauce on Pasta
Even if you’re not a vegan eater, the recipes in The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples (Ten Speed Press 2015) will be game changers in your bag of kitchen tricks. Author Miyoko Schinner raises the bar on plant-forward cuisine by making her handcrafted food approachable for readers interested in lighter, healthier fare without the overprocessed or unrecognizable ingredients found in many prepared vegan and vegetarian more »


Creative Calorie Hacks
Life hacks are clever solutions to tricky problems, and perhaps no problem feels trickier to clients who are trying to lose weight than caloric intake and more »


Video of the Month: Forward Lunge – Dumbbell
Target muscles include Calves, Dorsal Flexors, Gluteals, Hamstrings, Hip Abductos, Hip Flexors, Iliotibal Band, Pectorals, Quadriceps, Rhomboidsread more »