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6 tips for a heart-healthy diet

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss February 2nd, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesMaking lifestyle changes to improve your health, lose weight, and take care of your heart is a lifelong project that can be compared to a marathon rather than a sprint. If you approach it with the mindset that you can just make temporary changes, you’ll likely soon fall back into old habits and undo whatever progress you’ve made. Making significant improvements to your health requires adopting healthy habits that you can stick with for the …

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10 healthy habits to adopt now

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss February 2nd, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesWas one of your New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle? Do you want to be part of the elite eight percent of people who actually achieve their goals? Adopting healthier habits means different things to different people. Maybe you want to give up soda or exercise more. Maybe you want to cook more meals at home or lose weight. Whatever getting healthy means to you, there’s one thing we know for sure: lasting change …

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8 health benefits of red wine

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 26th, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesDo you enjoy an occasional glass of red wine? If so, you’ve probably heard that red wine in moderation may offer numerous health benefits. What’s the secret to red wine’s health-boosting properties? Red wine is packed with antioxidants and other compounds that are good for your heart, improve cholesterol levels, and may even help you live longer. So go ahead, pour yourself a glass at the end of the day — just make sure to …

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10 healthy alternatives to soda

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 19th, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesAddicted to soda? You’re not alone. Despite soda’s health risks, one-third of Americans drink at least one soda every day. But giving up your soda habit is a lot easier said than done. One of the best things you can drink is just plain water. But sometimes you want something a little more appealing. These 10 healthier alternatives will help you meet your hydration goals without sacrificing flavor. 1. Water enhancers Water enhancers, sold as …

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15 ways to trick yourself into drinking more water

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 15th, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesYou probably already know you should drink more water. Being busy or bored by water can make it difficult to remember to drink enough, so it’s important to find ways around these challenges. Part of maintaining good health is finding ways to incorporate better habits into your day to day life. That may mean enlisting other people to help, or turning it into a game, or simply using the tools you have at your disposal …

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8 signs you aren’t drinking enough water

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 5th, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesWater is essential for normal bodily functions, beautiful skin, and good overall health. Yet, many people don’t drink enough, and suffer headaches, fatigue, weakened immunity, and other health problems associated with low water intake. Some people may even visit their doctors with concerns about symptoms that could have been prevented by drinking more water. Water helps your kidneys eliminate toxins from the body, makes you less susceptible to illness and disease, and can even help …

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How to make New Year’s resolutions that last

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 1st, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesOnly eight percent of people of who make New Year’s resolutions actually stick to them, according to researchers from the University of Scranton. That’s because many people who make resolutions tend to set unrealistic goals that leave no room for trial and error. Someone with unrealistic expectations can easily experience setbacks within the first few weeks of the New Year, and revert to their previous unhealthy habits and behaviors until January 1 rolls around again. …

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From the doc: The importance of drinking enough water

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss December 30th, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesProper hydration is one of the cornerstones of our health plans, along with nutrition, activity, and supplementation. We simply cannot overstate how important it is to keep yourself hydrated, or how many health issues are related to chronic dehydration. The human body is about 65 percent water, and water is necessary for proper functioning of numerous processes throughout the body, including blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, and removal of waste. People are often …

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Why having written goals is important

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss December 22nd, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s that time of year when we start thinking about goals for next year. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Research suggests that roughly 50 percent of Americans do, but only about 8 percent actually achieve them. It turns out, there’s a science to goal setting, and taking the right steps can greatly increase your likelihood of accomplishing what you want to. One of those steps is writing your goals down. It may sound simple, …

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8 signs you may have leaky gut syndrome

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss December 16th, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesLeaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged, allowing bacteria, undigested food, and toxins to leak through the intestine and enter the bloodstream. The presence of these substances in the blood can trigger inflammation and lead to a number of health problems that range from migraines to irritable bowel syndrome. A person who suffers from leaky gut syndrome is often at high risk for malnutrition, weakened immunity, …