Medical Weight Loss Guide

Building Muscle: Free Weights vs. Isokinetic Machines

Posted: Aug 20 in Getting Active by

When it comes to weight lifting, there is widespread disagreement over which types of equipment are most effective at building muscle mass. Many swear that free weights are best, while others swear that isokinetic machines are just as effective. So, what is the best way to build muscle mass? Here are the pros and cons of each method. [Read more]

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Uplifting Ways to Welcome the Day

Posted: Aug 06 in Lifestyle by

Do you have a spring in your step and a smile on your face in the morning? No? Then you might be bad tempered because you don’t feel great. Perhaps tiredness and stress greet you when you wake. If so, the next twenty-four hours have gotten off to a bad start. You can change the way you begin the day, though, and learn to rise like a breath of fresh air rather than under a storm cloud. [Read more]

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An Introduction to the Practice of Yoga

Posted: Jul 30 in Getting Active by

Yoga produces results that mirror the effort you put into practicing it. Yoga can be an easy way to stretch if that’s all you want from it. It can also serve as a tool for improving your mental and physical health, or even as a tool for spiritual development, if you want to take it farther. Yoga establishes a more positive balance between your mind and your body, helping it to function better. This new balance can take awhile to establish, but once it has been established, you are on your way to a healthier, happier life. [Read more]

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5 Ways to Burn Calories Without Noticing

Posted: Jul 16 in Lifestyle by

Weight loss follows the simple principle of “Calories in, calories out”, meaning that as long as you burn more calories than you ingest, you will lose weight. Bodies already burn calories just by breathing and moving about daily, but to speed up the weight loss process, people need to exercise. Most people associate burning calories and exercise with strenuous activities, which are turn-offs. If you too consider exercise a burden, perhaps this article can change your mind. Here are five ways to burn calories, without even thinking about doing it.  [Read more]

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5 Ways to Increase Lung Capacity and Improve Breathing

Posted: Jul 02 in Lifestyle by

Lung capacity typically starts to decrease as you approach your late twenties, leading to reduced lung function that gradually worsens as you age. Chronic lung conditions, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), can further reduce lung function, making it more difficult to breathe. Taking steps to increase your lung capacity helps to improve breathing and protect your lungs. [Read more]

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The Case for Intermittent Fasting When You’re at Home

Posted: Jun 25 in Healthy Eating Menu by

Intermittent fasting is thought of primarily as an aid for weight loss. If you’ve tried it, perhaps you’ve lost weight. Intermittent fasting is the voluntary restriction of food over a given time period. There are a lot of ways to do it: eating only every other day, eating normally for five days a week and fasting on the other two, fasting for 16 hours a day and only eating during an eight-hour window, and more. [Read more]

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Posted: Jun 18 in Getting Active by

Walking your dog has many benefits for both you and your dog. Walking your dog allows both you and your pet to get physical exercise, even if it is just for a brief time each day. A walk provides much needed mental stimulation for each of you. Your dog will become mentally bored if it is not allowed to experience different scenery from day to day. Lastly, bonding is very important to have a great long-lasting connection with your pet. Walking with your dog will grow that emotional bond to build trust and friendship. [Read more]

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