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6 benefits of walking outdoors every day

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss May 3rd, 2018

Going for a daily walk offers significant mental and physical health benefits. And although you can certainly walk on a treadmill to get your steps in, walking outdoors offers even greater benefits. If you live here in Florida or another area where weather permits, lacing up your sneakers and going for a daily walk outside can go a long way toward helping you reach your health and wellness goals. 1. Your mood will improve Exercise …

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How to start a walking program for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 26th, 2018

Looking for a workout routine that will help you shed weight? Most people think running is the answer for burning the most calories, but that’s not necessarily the case. A 2015 British study found that people who chose walking as their primary form of fitness weighed less than those who followed an exercise regimen based on running, swimming, or cycling. Walking is free, available to everyone, and easy to start. It’s also easy on the …

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From the doc: Why walking is one of the best exercise programs you can do

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss April 26th, 2018

Did you know walking regularly is one of the best exercise programs you can do? We tend to think of running and other high-intensity exercises as the best for overall health and weight loss, but exercise doesn’t have to be intense to be beneficial. In fact, studies show that walking briskly can improve your health just as much as running. In a study conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Science Division, researchers looked at …

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10 benefits of exercising regularly (that have nothing to do with weight loss)

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss February 15th, 2018

We all know that exercise is good for us, yet we all create excuses not to do it. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. aren’t active enough to experience any health benefits, and approximately $117 billion in healthcare costs is associated with physical inactivity. There are a lot of fitness myths that contribute to our aversion to physical activity. One is that exercise needs to be intense and sweaty for it to be worth …

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How to make New Year’s resolutions that last

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

Only 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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5 weight-loss tips for the new year

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss December 22nd, 2017

Weight loss ranks among the top three most popular New Year resolutions Americans make every year. Research shows that the second week of January is usually the busiest time of year for new gym memberships, but that roughly 80 percent of new gym-goers will drop their fitness and weight-loss routines just one month later by the second week of February. Have you committed to losing weight this year? Make this your best year yet by …

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Why cellular repair is important for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss December 22nd, 2017

Damage to cells in the body is often the root cause of many major health problems including weight gain, obesity, and cancer — plus many symptoms we commonly associate with aging. Factors that commonly play a role in cellular damage include poor nutrition, inadequate or poor sleep, and excess sun exposure. Repairing your body on the cellular level can help slow down the body’s aging process and prevent the onset of health conditions that can …

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6 weight-loss strategies that can cause digestive issues

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss December 16th, 2017

Digestive health is important for a number of reasons. Not only does properly digesting your food help you receive all the nutrients your body needs, but poor digestion can lead to symptoms such as uncomfortable bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, a weakened immune system, and even depression. When adopting new weight-loss strategies, it’s important to steer clear of any that can cause digestive distress (if you’ve even eaten an entire bag of sugar-free gummy bears, you know …

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The 7-minute workout that will help you lose weight

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss December 11th, 2017

Despite our best intentions to exercise and lose weight, sometimes there are factors that prevent us from making it to the gym during the week or going for daily 30-minute runs in the neighborhood. Fortunately, new research has discovered a 7-minute workout ideal for those short on time who wish to maintain their fitness levels and weight-loss progress. Do 7-minute workouts really work? With short workouts increasing in popularity among Americans, researchers set out to …

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How to motivate yourself to exercise based on the Four Tendencies

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss December 4th, 2017

Have you ever noticed that it’s easy for you to do certain things that other people struggle with? Or maybe you find that you can complete a task only when someone else is relying on you to get it done? The reason may have to do with how to respond to inner and outer expectations, according to best-selling author and human behavior researcher Gretchen Rubin. When conducting research on habits and happiness, Rubin noticed several …