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7 hidden causes of weight gain

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss August 13th, 2018

Most people would agree that losing weight is no easy task. It takes long-term commitment and dedication to lose excess pounds and keep them off. A big part of this effort involves eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise. But sometimes, you may find that weight loss just isn’t happening, even though you’re working hard to be as healthy as possible. In some cases, people may have a hard time losing weight despite a healthy …

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Use your phone to achieve your health goals

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss August 13th, 2018

Smartphones get a bad rap these days. So many people are seemingly addicted to their screens, and many health experts say that smartphones encourage sedentary lifestyles and other unhealthy habits. But a smartphone can be a powerful tool to help you achieve health goals if you use it properly. Try these tips for using your smartphone to help you stay on track and build healthy habits: Get active Exercise apps are available for all ages …

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3 things to do when starting a new diet plan

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 2018

If you’re thinking of adopting a new diet plan, it’s important to give yourself the best possible start. While you may have an idea of what and how much to eat, there’s much more to this journey than food choices. Before you dive into a healthier lifestyle, it’s best to mentally prepare yourself for the journey so you can push through any bumps in the road. Use these tips now and keep them in mind …

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The mind-body connection: How your emotions influence your health

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 28th, 2018

We’ve all felt the physical effects of our emotions, whether we realized it at the time or not. Have you ever had sweaty palms before a big presentation or job interview? Have you felt your heart pound or stomach turn during a stressful situation? These are some physical ways that your body is responding to your thoughts and emotions. What happens in our brains is deeply connected with our physical health, and research continues to …

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7 unhealthy weekend habits to quit now

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 12th, 2018

For many of us, weekends are a chance to relax, unwind, and have fun. No one wants to place rules or restrictions on their days off, but being mindful of destructive or damaging habits could benefit you physically, emotionally, and mentally — and ultimately help you reach your biggest health goals. If you’re guilty of any of these seven unhealthy weekend habits, it may be time to break the cycle and start spending your weekends …

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Hormone imbalances and sleep problems

In Hormone Replacement Therapy by Garcia Weight Loss April 19th, 2018

Suffering from lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can negatively impact many different aspects of your life. Sleep problems can lead to obvious consequences such as drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and lack of energy. Sleep deprivation is also related to stress, anxiety, heart issues, impaired immune system function, and weight gain. If you have difficulty sleeping, changing your sleep habits may help. Relaxing teas and practices such as yoga can also be effective. But in …

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How to make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss April 12th, 2018

Do you have trouble sleeping, or do you wake up in the morning still feeling tired? You may need to take a good look at your bedroom. Getting a good night’s sleep starts with creating the right environment, with lighting, bedding, and other elements that help promote relaxation. Making a few simple tweaks at home can improve your sleep cycle and help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to meet the day. Invite darkness …

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10 ways to reset your sleep schedule

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss April 3rd, 2018

Everyone has an internal clock known as your circadian rhythm, which regulates many many physiological processes and tells your body when to sleep, wake, and eat. Circadian rhythms naturally operate on a cycle of roughly 24 hours, but environmental cues such as temperature and sunlight can affect your clock’s rhythm. Disruptions to this cycle can lead to unhealthy eating and sleeping patterns. The risk of cardiovascular events, obesity, and neurological problems such as depression and …

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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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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 …