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Exercise to Keep Your Heart Healthy

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss 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 to Start the New Year Right

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 26th, 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, people are starting to write out their New Year’s resolutions and take charge of their life. Unfortunately, roughly 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail, and many people start to lose their motivation by mid-February. Don’t become a part of this statistic this new year. Now is the perfect time to follow these tips to start 2021 off to a great start. Set your priorities When you are seeking to …

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How To Relieve Stress During The Holidays

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss November 17th, 2020

The holidays are a time filled with joy and a chance to reconnect with your loved ones. However, it may also be a season of stress and anxiety. There are many factors that can cause stress and anxiety during the holidays, such as unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and excessive commitments. The good news is that there are several ways you can manage your stress during the holiday season. Ways to Manage Your Stress The holidays …

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Healthy Habits to Prevent Diabetes

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss November 10th, 2020

November is National Diabetes Month, a month that focuses attention on the growing prevalence of diabetes in Americans. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the body cannot make or effectively use its own insulin, a hormone made by special cells in the pancreas. Insulin acts as a key to let the blood sugar into the body’s cells to use as energy.  For people who have diabetes, their …

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How to Survive Thanksgiving & Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 29th, 2020

Fall is a great time to focus on weight loss and fitness. The crisp weather is perfect for outdoor walks and hikes, and there are roughly eight months until you can show off your new and improved body in a swimsuit. It’s all dependent on how you approach the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. If you’re struggling to lose or maintain weight, Thanksgiving might be a holiday you want to skip. While you already know there’s nothing …

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Your Holiday Weight Loss Guide

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 8th, 2020

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s not uncommon for dieters to slowly fall off their plan. Many people believe Thanksgiving is the beginning of the end to their weight loss journey, but Halloween is actually when the initial fallout begins. We’ve been conditioned as a society to think it is perfectly okay to cheat on our diet around the holidays. We come up with excuses like, “I deserve this” or “I’ve been good all …

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Phentermine for Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 8th, 2020

Phentermine is one of the most common over-the-counter weight loss medications on the market. It is usually prescribed for a short duration and works by suppressing the appetite. In combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise, phentermine is one of the best medications to speed up healthy weight loss.  It goes by many different brand names, such as Lomaira and Suprenza, but they all work in the same way. They are all appetite suppressants, …

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Prepare for Flu Season

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 22nd, 2020

This fall, COVID-19 and the flu will circulate in the United States at the same time. Wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing are measures you can take that will help protect you from both COVID-19 and the flu. Don’t let this year’s flu season catch you by surprise. Here’s what you need to know about the flu and how to prepare this fall. What is Influenza? Influenza (flu) is a viral respiratory infection that …

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Tips for Coping with Back-to-School Stress

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss September 24th, 2020

Summer is coming to a close, and school is back in session. With students heading back to school, whether online or in person, many parents may be experiencing a lot of stress surrounding the unknown.  The summer months are full of letting loose, and we tend to slip away from our routine. The kids are out of school, so there is no need for structure around a rigid schedule. Summer freedom is great, but, like …

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How Alcohol Affects Your Immune System

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss August 17th, 2020

Alcohol can affect a person’s health in several ways, with most people being aware of what excessive drinking can do to the liver and cardiovascular system. However, not many people are aware that alcohol can also negatively impact immunity, increasing the risk of catching illnesses.  Healthy habits, such as being active, eating well, and getting enough sleep, can keep your immune system in check. But when unhealthy factors, like stress, smoking, or drinking alcohol, are …