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Exercise: Staying Active while Socially Distancing

Posted on April 2, 2020 by Leave a comment

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Untitled design (2)If you’re currently stuck at home, you may be feeling discouraged about what this will mean for your weight loss goals, especially when it comes to exercise. You may have enjoyed working out at the gym or in a group exercise class as part of your routine. Plenty!

Exercise is vital for our mental and physical health, and is arguably more important than ever during periods of self-isolation. It’s critically important to keep moving your body. Here are some ideas for making the most of your activity at home…

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5 Fun Fall Activities for Weight Loss

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Leave a comment

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Pumpkin and SquashThe sweltering summer days are behind us, making way for refreshing, crisp fall air. Take advantage of the beautiful weather with a fun autumn activity that will get your heart rate up, elevating your metabolism as a part of your healthy weight loss or maintenance plan!

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How Seasonal Changes Impact Weight Loss

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Leave a comment

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blog_cyclesShedding a few pounds as the temperatures warm up and gaining them back when the cold returns is a cycle most people can relate to. After all, we want to look good poolside during the summer and may feel safe hiding under bulky winter sweaters. However, many people don’t realize that the seasonal patterns in weight loss and weight gain are more than behavioral. In fact, our biological tendencies, daylight patterns, and the ambient temperature of an area play a role in weight changes, which makes behavioral choices an even more critical factor in year-round weight management.

According to Dr. Lawrence Cheskin of Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, people gain on average five to seven pounds during the colder months. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons for this and how you can leverage this knowledge to optimize your own weight and overall health.

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Water for Weight Loss

Posted on May 19, 2019 by Leave a comment

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Summer is right around the corner, which means we are about to enter the season of heat and humidity. While the month of May has been slowly heating up, we can look forward to more high temperatures throughout June and July.

To beat the heat, it’s always nice to be in or near water. A pool, beach, or even a backyard sprinkler, water brings relief and refreshment like nothing else can. That goes for drinking it as well. Water is an integral part of many of your body’s processes. You need H2O to function after all, it makes up 40 to 70 percent of our bodies.

On top of its cooling and intrinsic physiological role, did you know that water can also be your ally in weight loss? Forget the sugary sodas and juices and grab a tall glass of H2O. Here are some of the reasons why:

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5 Foods to Toss for Good

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Leave a comment

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blog_pantryWhen boredom strikes, your pantry may be one of the first places you turn. But if your pantry is filled with high-calorie, high-fat foods, over time, the scale will tip in the wrong direction. Counter these temptations by tossing the junk food and replacing it with wholesome, nutritional snack options. It’s time to give your pantry a healthy makeover by tossing the following five foods for good!

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High Blood Pressure and Your Weight

Posted on December 12, 2018 by 3 Comments

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blog_bloodpressureHave you had your blood pressure tested lately? And if so, is it high?

The good news is if you do have high blood pressure, losing weight and making lifestyle changes can remedy the issue about 80 percent of the time. The bad news is, if you ignore high blood pressure you could be setting yourself up for some big health problems in the future.

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