Medical Weight Loss Guide

How 30 Minutes of Yoga a Day Will Change Your Life

Posted: Jan 21 in Getting Active by

Let’s face it. Being stuck inside with no place to go makes being a couch potato the most natural thing in the world. Especially with winter looming and the plush of a throw blanket singing warm cozy lullabies, getting up and active can feel like a massive drag. Still, sitting around like a lump does nothing for those pretzel-induced love handles hiding under those pajamas. Doing a mere 30 minutes of yoga a day can significantly change many unhealthy habits into lifestyle-altering routines in a short period. [Read more]

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Setting Long Term Fitness Goals: A Better Way to Work Out

Posted: Jan 14 in Lifestyle by

Many people start exercising with good intentions but end up abandoning their fitness programs before they get anywhere near their fitness goals. The reason is that they have unrealistic expectations of how much they can and should accomplish. They look only to the short term, expecting instant results, and so throw away their long term possibilities. While it would be nice to drop inches off your waist in just a few days like weight loss ads and fitness influencers claim, getting fit is actually a slow and steady process that requires you to set realistic goals and display patience and commitment. [Read more]

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Tips on Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Posted: Dec 31 in Lifestyle by

Your mental health determines your emotional well being and your ability to take care of the activities of daily living. It is just as important to take care of your mental health as it is your physical health, but can be more difficult, especially during times of stress and uncertainty. Here are some ways you can actively work on improving your mental health and taking control of your emotional wellness. [Read more]

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Understanding Physical Fitness

Posted: Dec 17 in Getting Active by

Many people want to get physically fit, but not so many people have a good idea of what physical fitness actually means. As a consequence, their workouts do not tend to have what is needed to achieve true physical fitness. Read on to learn more about what physical fitness is, and how to structure your exercises to achieve it. [Read more]

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Four Simple Ways to Relax and Reduce Stress

Posted: Dec 03 in Lifestyle by

How do you relax and let go of stress? If you aren’t busy with work or a household chore, you might drink wine or watch a movie. Nonetheless, you can’t always put your feet up when anxiety strikes. Sometimes, you may be at work or driving through a tangle of traffic. On such occasions anxiety builds. Without pressure relief, all stress can do is multiply. What you need are fast ways to relax in any situation. Make these five methods to induce instant relaxation a habit, and stress won’t escalate. [Read more]

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5 Health Foods that are Making You Gain Weight

Posted: Nov 26 in Healthy Eating Menu by

There’s plenty of so-called “diet foods” available in grocery stores today. Often labeled “low-fat,” “low-calorie” and “fat-free,” these products are marketed specifically to those looking to drop weight. But often, they don’t deliver. In fact, many of today’s supposed health foods are doing more than preventing weight loss; they are likely actively promoting weight gain. If you’re exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet but still not dropping those pesky pounds, these 10 pseudo “health foods” may likely be to blame. [Read more]

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5 Weight Loss Tips That Work

Posted: Nov 19 in Healthy Eating Menu by

If you want to lose weight, you don’t need to starve yourself with a crash diet nor undergo a weight reduction surgery. While you might shed some pounds with these methods, you could end up putting your health and wellness at risk. Instead, you just need to follow some simple tips that can help you lose weight and keep it off. [Read more]

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Body Weight and the Immune System

Posted: Nov 12 in Lifestyle by

Research shows a compelling relationship between obesity and the human immune system. The strength of this link helps explain why it is so difficult for some people to lose weight, even after repeated attempts to exercise and eat healthy. Learn about the immune system’s role in the body’s metabolism and what you can do to maintain a healthy weight. [Read more]

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Fuel Your Workout: A Simple Guide to Timing and Planning Nutrition

Posted: Sep 24 in Getting Active by

Nearly as important as the workouts you do, is how you fuel them.  The right nutrition for before, during, and after your workouts can help to optimize your training goals, whether you aim to improve body composition, athleticism, and overall health. Nutrition, however, is an oversaturated and overwhelming topic.  The information below will help you to establish a good nutrition foundation with which you can create a simple and easy to follow workout-nutrition plan. Keep in mind that the macronutrients included below are only a guideline – you should adjust according to your own calorie needs.  [Read more]

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