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Why strong relationships are important for your health

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 6th, 2018

When we think of good health, we may picture someone who eats a wholesome diet and goes to the gym regularly. We may have our own personal health goals, such as getting more sleep or eating less sugar. But there’s another aspect of health that may be just as important, but is often overlooked: your social life. Social connections boost health Studies have shown that having high-quality relationships offers numerous health benefits. This can mean …

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Improve your health by walking an extra 1,000 steps per day

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss May 4th, 2018

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: The importance of getting enough sleep

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss March 23rd, 2018

When we’re busy (and we’re all busy), adequate sleep is often one of the first things we sacrifice. We tend to think that we can stay up late and get up early to accomplish more without suffering too many consequences. But a lack of quality sleep has detrimental effects beyond just feeling groggy and needing more coffee to get through the day. Quality sleep is actually as essential to the human body as food and …

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8 health benefits of red wine

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

Do 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 …