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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

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe 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

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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5 weight-loss tips for the new year

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

Reading Time: 3 minutesWeight 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

Reading Time: 2 minutesDamage 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

Reading Time: 3 minutesDigestive 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

Reading Time: 3 minutesDespite 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

Reading Time: 4 minutesHave 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 …

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10 tips for losing weight before Christmas

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 28th, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s common to gain a little weight during the holiday season — not only are decadent foods everywhere, but you’re likely socializing more and busier in general, which leaves less time to plan and prepare healthy meals. While it may be tempting to put healthy eating on hiatus and get back on track in the new year, doing so can compromise your health — not to mention make it more difficult to reach your health …

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Best and worst exercises for fat loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss November 25th, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutesSurprisingly and contrary to popular belief, not all exercises are ideal for weight loss. Staying physically active is key to maintaining good overall health, but doesn’t always necessarily lead to fat loss — especially if you overtrain, use poor form, or become injured. Weight-loss and fitness experts say that the secret to losing fat is to practice a fitness routine that combines cardio exercise with strength training. Together, these two types of exercise can help …

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7 tips for a healthy Halloween

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 20th, 20170 Comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesResisting treats and goodies around Halloween can be tricky when you’ve been managing a healthy eating plan. One or two treats may not do much harm on their own, but when you start losing track, small treats here and there can add up, and derail your health goals. By the end of the year, you may once again find yourself back to making New Year’s resolutions surrounding your food choices. But what if you could …