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Journal Your Way to Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 11th, 2019

Keeping a journal to track and achieve goals is an age-old practice that is beneficial across a multitude of aspirations and objectives. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius kept a journal to better himself and maintain spiritual consciousness, Thomas Edison kept a journal to refine his inventions and maintain creative productivity, and you should keep a journal to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. While you may think you know exactly how much …

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Benefits of Exfoliation

In Aesthetics by Garcia Weight Loss October 11th, 2019

Exfoliation is a necessary component of a healthy skincare routine. Proper exfoliation can lead to a youthful and vibrant complexion while improving the texture and health of your skin. Whether you use a physical exfoliator or a chemical one, your complexion will thank you. At the Jay J. Garcia Centers, we value exfoliation for its numerous benefits.  Benefits of Exfoliation  Unclogs pores: Exfoliation penetrates the skin and loosens dirt, pollutants and oil from pores, bringing them …

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Liquid Calories & Their Effect On Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. October 14th, 2019

What’s better than cracking open a cold can of bubbles on a hot day? Or pouring a tall glass of fruit punch by the pool? As refreshing as it sounds, the key to weight loss is steering clear of liquid calories. Liquid Calories And Weight Loss Whether you drink soda, juice, energy drinks, alcoholic beverages or other sweetened beverages, it’s a good idea to monitor your drinking habits. Finding out how many liquid calories you …

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5 Benefits of Fish Oil

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Supplements by Garcia Weight Loss October 9th, 2019

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a substance your body needs for healthy function but is unable to produce naturally. It is recommended that we consume at least two servings of fish a week to keep up on our omega-3s. If fish isn’t your protein of choice, you’re not alone.  Luckily, fish oil supplements are readily available at most pharmacies and grocery stores and offer all of the omega-3 fatty acids your body …

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Exercising With a Busy Schedule

In Fitness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 4th, 2019

Everybody knows that exercise is an integral component of a healthy lifestyle. We ought to be doing it daily, especially if our goal is to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Despite this fact, most of us are hard-pressed to find the motivation to get to the gym every day. What is our excuse? Time.  We tell ourselves we don’t have the time to work out. We tell others that our schedule is too …

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Healthy Halloween Snacks

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 30th, 2019

Halloween season brings a whole lot of unnecessary sugar to the table. We’re here to show you ways to stay healthy and on the right track during this spooky time of year. Halloween party food doesn’t have to be filled with processed sugars and fats. Check out these healthy Halloween snacks that are guaranteed fun and tasty! Boo-nana Ghosts Peel a couple of bananas, cut them in half, and insert popsicle sticks. Dip them into …

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Diet and Exercise for Healthy Bones

In Fitness, Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss September 26th, 2019

Building healthy bones has been a topic of conversation since childhood. Remember your parents telling you to drink your milk and eat your vegetables so you would grow up to be big and strong? Our bones relied on this vital nutrition to reach optimum density. Bones are formed and strengthened from childhood into early adulthood. By a certain age, if you have not reached peak bone mass, you may be placed at a higher risk …

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Women’s Health and Fitness Day: A Focus on Women’s Health

In Health and Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 24th, 2019

The last Wednesday of every September is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day! Today is about assisting women to achieve a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise. We want to help spread awareness of the importance of physical fitness for women and maintaining a healthy weight. We want to start by bringing awareness to the alarming issue of obesity. Obesity in the United States is a prevalent and ongoing healthcare concern. According to the …

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10 Benefits of Practicing Yoga

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss September 6th, 2019

Anyone who practices yoga regularly could assure you of the numerous benefits they experienced first hand. However, try telling a yoga newbie how weekly practice heals aches, increases happiness and boosts the immune system while improving strength and flexibility, and they might turn their head at you. After all, how could one practice do so much good for the body?  First, you must understand that yoga is more than following simple movements. It involves getting …

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Fats 101: The Good & The Bad

In Nutrition, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss September 6th, 2019

There’s a reason super low-fat diets aren’t good for you. Our bodies actually need fats to function properly. They should make up at least 10% of our diets. It depends on the person; some people thrive on 10% while others need 20-35%. Unfortunately, the average American diet is much too high in fat – and not the good kind.    So What’s The Difference?  There are two primary groups of fats: saturated and unsaturated. In …