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6 benefits of walking outdoors every day

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Going for a daily walk offers significant mental and physical health benefits. And although you can certainly walk on a treadmill to get your steps in, walking outdoors offers even greater benefits. If you live here in Florida or another area where weather permits, lacing up your sneakers and going for a daily walk outside can go a long way toward helping you reach your health and wellness goals. 1. Your mood will improve Exercise …

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Improve your health by walking an extra 1,000 steps per day

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

A simple, regular walking routine can be one of the best ways to improve your health. Fitness and health experts typically recommend getting at least 10,000 steps every day to experience real benefits. And with the increasing popularity of fitness trackers, many of us are mindful of how many steps we’re getting every day and challenging ourselves to hit our goals. If you find getting 10,000 steps to be a challenge, look at ways you …

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From the doc: Why walking is one of the best exercise programs you can do

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Fitness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Did you know walking regularly is one of the best exercise programs you can do? We tend to think of running and other high-intensity exercises as the best for overall health and weight loss, but exercise doesn’t have to be intense to be beneficial. In fact, studies show that walking briskly can improve your health just as much as running. In a study conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Science Division, researchers looked at …

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10 benefits of exercising regularly (that have nothing to do with weight loss)

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

We all know that exercise is good for us, yet we all create excuses not to do it. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. aren’t active enough to experience any health benefits, and approximately $117 billion in healthcare costs is associated with physical inactivity. There are many benefits of exercising regularly that have nothing to do with weight loss! There are a lot of fitness myths that contribute to our aversion to physical activity. …

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The 7-minute workout that will help you lose weight

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Research has discovered a 7-minute workout ideal for those short on time who want to lose weight. Despite our best intentions to exercise and lose weight, sometimes there are factors that prevent us from making it to the gym during the week or going for daily 30-minute runs in the neighborhood. Do 7-minute workouts really work? With short workouts increasing in popularity among Americans, researchers set out to investigate the effects a 7-minute workout would …

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How to motivate yourself to exercise based on the Four Tendencies

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 2018

Have you ever noticed that it’s easy for you to do certain things that other people struggle with? Or maybe you find that you can complete a task only when someone else is relying on you to get it done?  If you need to motivate to exercise more, we have some tips to help you. The reason may have to do with how to respond to inner and outer expectations, according to best-selling author and …

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How to get a flat belly after 40

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

Being able to maintain a flat belly often becomes more challenging as we age. Factors like menopause, hormonal imbalance, and loss of muscle mass can often make it more difficult to lose weight around the tummy despite exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. Fortunately, there are several tweaks you can make to your lifestyle that effectively fight age-related weight gain around your middle. Follow these tips to achieve a flat belly beyond the age …

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How to do strength training without a gym membership

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

You can do strength training routine without a gym membership.  Strength training is an excellent tool for losing weight, boosting your metabolism, and improving your overall health. If you want to improve your fitness level and lose excess weight, you don’t necessarily need to join a gym membership to reach those goals. For some, going to the gym can be costly, inconvenient, or intimidating. If you’re just not into going to the gym for whatever …

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7 common fitness myths

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Some popular fitness myths can increase your risk for injury, and prevent you from making gains and weight-loss progress.If you’ve ever spent time at the gym or spoken to friends and family about fitness, chances are you’ve unknowingly heard dozens of fitness myths. “No pain, no gain,” “running is bad for your knees,” and “you should always stretch before workouts” are some common beliefs about fitness you may have heard at some point in your …

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Easy ways to build muscle

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

Strength training is one of the most effective ways to build muscle and lose fat. Many people assume that strength training lends to weight gain and a bulkier appearance.  But muscle building increases your metabolism and allows your body to burn more calories in a resting state. Muscle takes up less room on your body than fat due to its density, and improves your muscle tone to combat loose pockets of skin as you continue …