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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 …

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16 easy ways to lose weight

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

Weight loss can be challenging. As much as we want to find that one magic secret that makes the weight melt away, there isn’t one. Sustainable weight loss is often a matter of building small, consistent, healthy habits that culminate in big changes over time. The good news is, there are nearly endless ways you can modify your daily lifestyle to lose weight and be healthier. You may be engaging in unhealthy habits that contribute …

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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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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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10 easy life hacks that will help you lose weight

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

Exercising and eating healthy foods may be two of the most important elements in losing excess weight. But sometimes, going to the gym and cooking at home can consume too much of your time. Fortunately, there are countless little things you can do throughout the day to help your body shed more weight, even when lack of time and other lifestyle factors make it hard to stick to your ideal routine. Want to accelerate your …