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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

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

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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