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Get your beauty sleep: How sleep benefits your skin

In Aesthetics and Beauty by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

It’s no secret that you look your best when you’re well rested: The concept of beauty sleep has been a part of popular culture since the 1800s. A lack of sleep can result in obvious outward effects such as dark circles and puffy eyes, but that’s not all. Being sleep deprived can cause long-term detrimental damage to your skin. Keep these beauty benefits in mind next time you’re tempted to stay up late binge-watching a …

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7 reasons your weight may fluctuate — that have nothing to do with body fat

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 8th, 2018

You’re working out and eating right. Yesterday, the scale was your friend, but today the number has actually risen. You really believed you were on the right track, but now you feel deflated. Does this situation sound familiar? Although frustrating, fluctuations in weight are normal and should be expected. Most of the time, these changes are the result of natural functions of your body and don’t require you to make any changes. Understanding why these …

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7 reasons you can’t lose those last 10 pounds

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss March 8th, 2018

You’ve worked hard to get healthy, but those last ten pounds are sticking to you like glue. Hitting a weight-loss plateau is discouraging. But don’t give up! First of all, remember that hitting a plateau — or even regaining a few pounds — is perfectly normal. Your weight can fluctuate a few pounds even within a single day, depending on what you eat or even the time of day. It’s also possible that your body …

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10 healthy habits to adopt now

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss February 2nd, 2018

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle? Do you want to be part of the elite eight percent of people who actually achieve their goals? Adopting healthier habits means different things to different people. Maybe you want to give up soda or exercise more. Maybe you want to cook more meals at home or lose weight. Whatever getting healthy means to you, there’s one thing we know for sure: lasting change …

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10 healthy alternatives to soda

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 19th, 2018

Addicted to soda? You’re not alone. Despite soda’s health risks, one-third of Americans drink at least one soda every day. But giving up your soda habit is a lot easier said than done. One of the best things you can drink is just plain water. But sometimes you want something a little more appealing. These 10 healthier alternatives will help you meet your hydration goals without sacrificing flavor. 1. Water enhancers Water enhancers, sold as …

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The 10 worst drinks for your body

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss January 18th, 2018

We put a lot of emphasis on eating healthy foods, but the beverages you drink are just as important when it comes to meeting your health and wellness goals. Some drinks can contain more calories than an entire meal, not to mention loads of sugar, artificial ingredients, and other unhealthy additives. It doesn’t help that many beverage labels are misleading. You may think you’re making a healthy choice by choosing a drink that reads “all …

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15 ways to trick yourself into drinking more water

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 15th, 2018

You probably already know you should drink more water. Being busy or bored by water can make it difficult to remember to drink enough, so it’s important to find ways around these challenges. Part of maintaining good health is finding ways to incorporate better habits into your day to day life. That may mean enlisting other people to help, or turning it into a game, or simply using the tools you have at your disposal …

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8 signs you aren’t drinking enough water

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss January 5th, 2018

Water is essential for normal bodily functions, beautiful skin, and good overall health. Yet, many people don’t drink enough, and suffer headaches, fatigue, weakened immunity, and other health problems associated with low water intake. Some people may even visit their doctors with concerns about symptoms that could have been prevented by drinking more water. Water helps your kidneys eliminate toxins from the body, makes you less susceptible to illness and disease, and can even help …

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From the doc: The importance of drinking enough water

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss December 30th, 2017

Proper hydration is one of the cornerstones of our health plans, along with nutrition, activity, and supplementation. We simply cannot overstate how important it is to keep yourself hydrated, or how many health issues are related to chronic dehydration. The human body is about 65 percent water, and water is necessary for proper functioning of numerous processes throughout the body, including blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, and removal of waste. People are often …

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The 6 best tips for losing weight after 40

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

Losing excess weight after you turn 40 can be difficult due to a slowed metabolism and loss of muscle — meaning you may have to work harder at losing weight than those who are younger. But a series of simple hacks can boost your weight-loss efforts and help you slim down without your having to modify your fitness routine. Are you over the age of 40 and working toward losing weight? Follow these six weight-loss …