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Getting Back Outside

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in weight loss | 0 comments

Getting Back Outside

Spring is in the air, and amid the budding trees and warm weather, you may hear your sneakers calling you from the closet. Are you ready to get outside and enjoy the season, all while burning some extra calories on your medical weight loss plan? Check out these ideas to wake up your body—as well as your mind and spirit—from your winter slumber: Nature Walk: This weekend when you’re looking for something to do, try reconnecting with nature. Google ‘botanical garden’ or ‘arboretum’ and see what comes up in your area. Then grab your pedometer and go! Lots of conservatories and...

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How Strength Training Helps with Weight Loss

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How Strength Training Helps with Weight Loss

When most people begin to exercise as part of their medical weight loss program, they tend to focus on cardiovascular activity first. After all, they reason, that’s what gets their heart rate up and burns calories. But what many don’t realize is that strength training can be just as important as cardio for numerous reasons, including the fact that increasing the percentage of muscle in your body can help increase metabolism. Unfortunately, as we age we tend to lose muscle mass – about half a pound of muscle a year on average after age 25. But it’s never too late to start strength...

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6 Easy Ways to Exercise Without a Gym

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6 Easy Ways to Exercise Without a Gym

So you want to get moving to burn more calories and fat and help to increase the effectiveness of your medical weight loss program. But you don’t belong to a gym and aren’t interested in joining one, whether because of the cost, the inconvenience (there’s no gym located in your area), or because you don’t feel comfortable. Or maybe you do have a gym membership, but can’t get there as often as you’d like. Not to worry! There are many ways to get fit without setting foot in a gym. Here are a few you can try to keep your body moving. (Note: Check with your physician before starting...

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5 Tips to Psych Yourself Up for Exercise

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5 Tips to Psych Yourself Up for Exercise

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park at the back of the mall parking lot and walk. Get off one bus stop away from your final destination and walk the rest. All good ideas—and ones you’ve probably heard countless times. Being active in your daily routine is important, but spring is here, so after getting the okay from your doctor, let’s take your exercise program up a notch! Try these tips to keep your fitness motivation high while you lose weight. 1. Take advantage of Daylight Savings Time. You get a whole extra hour of daylight now, so use it to your advantage! Push dinner...

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The Role of Exercise in Losing Weight – and Keeping It Off!

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The Role of Exercise in Losing Weight – and Keeping It Off!

You’ve probably heard time and time again that adding exercise to your life is crucial for successful weight loss. But though exercise has many health benefits, including reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke, recent studies suggest that the most important determinant of whether you’ll lose weight is diet – particularly for women. Unfortunately, women don’t seem to lose weight just by exercising; their bodies are preprogrammed to hold on to fat more than men’s bodies are. A 2009 study published in the American Journal of Physiology found that when men and women followed an...

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Staying Fit When It’s Freezing

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Staying Fit When It’s Freezing

From our cars to our cubicles and back home again. Does that sound familiar? Americans have been described as modern-day cave-dwellers, and that’s even more true when the temperature drops. Yet you know you need to keep moving through the winter, for both your health and your medical weight loss program. Heading to the gym and hitting your workout DVDs inside are good ways to beat the winter fitness blahs. But don’t ignore the great outdoors—the change in weather can mean opportunities to inject more challenge and fun into your workout program. Read on for tips on making the outdoors...

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