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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise

In Fitness by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 22nd, 2021

Not all exercises are created equal. Some movements work on specific muscle groups while others engage the whole body. Exercise can be either aerobic or anaerobic. Aerobic exercises are done for longer than a few minutes, such as running, swimming, or other cardio. Anaerobic exercises are done for short periods of time and require quick bursts of energy, such as weight lifting and sprinting. Exercises To Burn Fat  For the best outcomes, both aerobic and …

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Health Tips for Burning Fat

In Fitness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 9th, 2021

When trying to lose those stubborn pounds, it can be helpful to find fat-burning tricks to eliminate or burn more calories. Whether you plan to lose weight through your workout program, nutrition plan, or both, burning fat is the ultimate goal. Here are five simple tips that will help turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Stick to a High Protein Diet Like any other nutrient, protein is an extremely important part of our diet …

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Exercise to Keep Your Heart Healthy

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD February 10th, 2021

February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. A great way to keep your heart healthy is by exercising. Exercise not only strengthens the muscles in your body, but it also helps your heart muscle become more efficient and better able to pump blood throughout your body. How Physical Activity Benefits the Heart Physical activity …

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Tips For Staying Motivated to Work Out

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 11th, 2020

Staying motivated to workout can be challenging, especially when you get bored of your program, or you don’t see the results you want fast enough. We all know that staying active is vital for your overall health and wellness, but it doesn’t always have to be boring! Read on to discover ways to stay motivated and enjoy your workout routine!  The benefits of physical activity and exercise:   Reduces the risk of a heart disease …

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Effective At-Home Workouts

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD May 6th, 2020

As every gym and fitness studio remains closed to help fight the spread of COVID-19, you may be wondering how to maintain your regular level of physical activity.  It is essential to add at least 30 to 45 minutes of physical activity into your daily routine. You don’t need a gym to have an effective workout. There are plenty of at-home workouts that can get your blood pumping and help you reach your weight loss …

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How to Have a More Effective Workout

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 16th, 2020

We are about three months into the new year. How are your resolutions going? If you planned on exercising more, chances are you are trying to stick to an effective workout plan. Showing up to the gym and getting your sweat on is important, but having an effective workout also involves hard work, consistency and training smart.  Whether you’re a regular gym buff or you’re new to fitness, here are 7 workout tips to help …

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Fat Burning Exercises

In Fitness, Weight Loss by David Wainwright March 4th, 2020

Losing weight is not easy. It takes commitment to healthy eating and physical activity. Healthy weight loss is an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. Creating a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your body can result in many positive outcomes. Not only will you achieve the body you’ve always wanted, but fat loss can also reduce many health risks. Why is physical activity important? Exercising regularly is important …

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Is Strength or Cardio Better First?

In Fitness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 19th, 2019

Beginning your weight loss journey consists of two key things: diet and exercise. With the help of the Garcia Weight Loss team, constructing your personalized diet plan is easy. Drafting a solid exercise routine, on the other hand, takes commitment to understanding your body and your specific goals. One question we hear a lot is whether strength training or cardiovascular activity is better to do first.  Is Strength or Cardio Better First? There is no …

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4 Best Places to Run in Tampa Bay

In Fitness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD December 15th, 2020

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 R. S. Armstrong, MD 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 …