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National Diabetes Month

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 1st, 2019

November is National Diabetes Month! In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this year’s focus is on the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Adults with diabetes are almost twice as likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. This link is startling considering over 30 million Americans have diabetes, but 1 in 4 people are unaware of their condition. That is why the Garcia Weight Loss team is happy …

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Sleep’s Effect on Wellness

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

We all need our beauty sleep, but did you know getting sufficient rest has resounding benefits for both the mind and body? In fact, lack of sleep can negatively affect our productivity, mood and general well-being. According to the Center for Disease Control, about one-third of Americans report they get less than the recommended amount of sleep per night. Getting the right amount of sleep: Increases cognitive functioning: The brain goes through a self-cleaning process every …

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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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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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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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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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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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How a daily routine can improve your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 26th, 2019

Do you ever feel like you’re in survival mode, just trying to get through whatever the day brings you? Do you lack structure to your day? This can add stress to your life, and chronic stress can make it much harder to lose weight and get healthier. If things feel out of balance in your life, and you’re finding it hard to lose weight or meet your health goals, there is good news: creating a …