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4 Best Places to Run in Tampa Bay

In Fitness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 13th, 2019

We encourage our patients to get up and get moving during their weight loss journey. We provide comprehensive nutrition programs for our patients, but exercise is just as crucial to weight loss as diet. Without physical activity, you may not see the results you want in the time frame you desire.  Running, jogging or brisk walking are all terrific exercise options to get the blood flowing and the heart racing. To keep things exciting, we …

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7 Ways to Make Exercise Fun

In Fitness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 14th, 2019

It is easy to get bored with your workout routine and decide it is no longer worth participating in. When we don’t see the results we want fast enough, or we find the gym monotonous, we quit. It’s just human nature for the beginner to lose motivation after the first few months. Falling off the wagon is okay as long as you always remember to get back on. If you’re guilty of giving in to …

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Don’t Skip Out On Stretching

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 14th, 2019

Stretching is just as crucial to a healthy lifestyle as proper diet and exercise, yet most of us are hard-pressed to participate in regular stretching. Exercise and weight training are great for the body but can limit your muscles flexibility and lead to injury. Stretching prevents muscles from pulling and opens the body up to a world of amazing benefits.  Reasons to stretch: Protects the muscles and joints from injury Improves posture Facilitates post-workout recovery …

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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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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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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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6 benefits of walking outdoors every day

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

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 March 18th, 2019

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 March 18th, 2019

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. …