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6 benefits of walking outdoors every day

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss May 3rd, 2018

Going for a daily walk offers significant mental and physical health benefits. And although you can certainly walk on a treadmill to get your steps in, walking outdoors offers even greater benefits. If you live here in Florida or another area where weather permits, lacing up your sneakers and going for a daily walk outside can go a long way toward helping you reach your health and wellness goals. 1. Your mood will improve Exercise …

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Improve your health by walking an extra 1,000 steps per day

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss May 4th, 2018

A simple, regular walking routine can be one of the best ways to improve your health. Fitness and health experts typically recommend getting at least 10,000 steps every day to experience real benefits. And with the increasing popularity of fitness trackers, many of us are mindful of how many steps we’re getting every day and challenging ourselves to hit our goals. If you find getting 10,000 steps to be a challenge, look at ways you …

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How to start a walking program for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss April 26th, 2018

Looking for a workout routine that will help you shed weight? Most people think running is the answer for burning the most calories, but that’s not necessarily the case. A 2015 British study found that people who chose walking as their primary form of fitness weighed less than those who followed an exercise regimen based on running, swimming, or cycling. Walking is free, available to everyone, and easy to start. It’s also easy on the …

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From the doc: Why walking is one of the best exercise programs you can do

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss April 26th, 2018

Did you know walking regularly is one of the best exercise programs you can do? We tend to think of running and other high-intensity exercises as the best for overall health and weight loss, but exercise doesn’t have to be intense to be beneficial. In fact, studies show that walking briskly can improve your health just as much as running. In a study conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Science Division, researchers looked at …

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Creative ways to burn more calories

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Weight gain is commonly blamed on factors such as overeating, unhealthy food choices, and in some cases, genetics. But a recent study shows that inactivity and lack of exercise are the top reasons many Americans become overweight. The Stanford University study examined nutrition and exercise habits of thousands of men and women over the course of several years. Researchers learned that although these individuals consumed roughly the same amount of calories, those that remained inactive …

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Is your job making you fat?

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

Is your work affecting your waistline? It might be. Forty-one percent of workers reported gaining weight in their current jobs, according to a 2013 survey. Individuals with mostly sedentary jobs were the most likely to gain weight, as well as those in high-stress positions, including administrative personnel, engineers, teachers, nurses, IT professionals, and attorneys. Your job can influence your weight in several ways — from where you work to who you work with. Continue reading …

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20 ways to get more activity into your day

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

Finding the time to exercise can be challenging — especially if you’re juggling work, family, and other commitments. Fitness experts recommend getting 45 to 60 minutes of exercise per day if you’re trying to lose weight, and that can be hard to fit in between fighting rush hour traffic, cooking dinner, and chauffeuring the kids to activities. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to do it all at once. Studies have shown that …

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Lose weight by walking 30 minutes a day

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss October 10th, 20170 Comments

Walking may not immediately come to mind when you think of exercising, but maybe it should. Not only is walking one of the simplest and easiest ways to be active, it helps reduce stress, increase energy, and reduce the risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Studies show that moderate walking is just as beneficial to cardiovascular health as running. And if you’re trying to lose weight, walking is an …