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10 ways sitting too much is bad for your health

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 24th, 2018

It should come as no surprise that sitting all day is bad for your health. The average adult sits for 8-10 hours per day, which can increase the risk of health problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, back problems, and poor circulation. But here’s something you may not have known: sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from any cause, even if you exercise. That means you can’t sit at …

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The 10 best diets for your heart

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss February 15th, 2018

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for most ethnic groups in the United States, and the standard American diet — based on highly processed, conveniently packaged, high-sodium food — is a major contributing factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that heart disease is responsible for approximately 610,000 deaths every year — about one out of every four deaths. The good news is that many risk factors for heart …

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From the doc: Heart-healthy foods

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss January 26th, 2018

February is all about heart health! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but the good news is, risk factors for heart disease can often be reduced or prevented with lifestyle changes. When it comes to heart health, the first thing many people think about is exercise. And exercise is important, whether you want to lose weight or maintain your weight. A combination of aerobic activity and strength training can help slow …

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7 benefits of green tea extract

In Supplements by Garcia Weight Loss January 19th, 2018

Do you drink tea? If so, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that tea is full of powerful antioxidants that can improve your health in a number of ways, including helping you lose weight, prevent cancer growth, and control blood sugar levels. Tea comes in many different types and flavors. About 80 percent of tea consumed in the US is black tea, and 16 percent is green tea. All tea contains antioxidants, but because …

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6 ways your weight affects your health

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss January 5th, 2018

Obesity is a serious epidemic in the U.S., and affects more than one-third of all Americans. At Garcia Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, our goal is to help our patients not just lose weight, but build their health and extend their longevity in the process. We fully believe that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can promote other positive changes throughout the body, and help increase an individual’s lifespan as well as healthspan — the …

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Symptoms of common vitamin deficiencies

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are commonly attributed to risk factors like genetics, overeating, and lack of exercise. While these factors can definitely lead to serious illness, sometimes the true underlying culprit is poor nutrition. Vitamin deficiencies are linked to more health problems than you might suspect, which is why eating plenty of nutrient-dense foods is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight and good overall health. The following are some symptoms …