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  • Two Minutes to a Healthier You

    Two Minutes to a Healthier You

    The American Heart Association recommends adults get 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. However, about 80% of Americans do not meet this recommendation. As previous research has shown a link between prolonged sitting with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and premature death, researchers investigated what small

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  • Consider Signing Up for a 5K Today

    Consider Signing Up for a 5K Today

    Many people run, jog, or walk to help them lose weight, get healthy and fit, to get fresh air, to improve their cardiovascular health, and to strengthen their muscles. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients who have taken up running, jogging, or walking to improve their health, consider signing up for a

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  • Tips to Keep Your Exercise Goals on Track

    Tips to Keep Your Exercise Goals on Track

    Many people make exercise and fitness a priority in January, often as part of a New Year’s Resolution. Gyms and exercise classes usually see an influx of people in January, which tapers off soon after. How can you keep up your new or improved exercise routines? We have a few tips to keep your exercise

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  • 6 Steps to an Office Weight Loss Challenge

    6 Steps to an Office Weight Loss Challenge

    Most employers know creating a little competition in the office is a good way of increasing productivity. Steel magnate, Charles M. Schwab, said “The way things get done is to stimulate competition.” Mr. Schwab did this by creating a rivalry between his day shift and his night shift workers in his steel factory. He would

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  • 10 Benefits to Kickboxing

    10 Benefits to Kickboxing

    If you’ve ever wanted to try kickboxing, but you didn’t because you thought it was for professional looking athletes, ripped men, and super strong women, then this blog is for you. You don’t have to be a world class athlete to take up kickboxing. You just have to be willing to try something new and

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  • Exercise after Bariatric Surgery

    Exercise after Bariatric Surgery

    After your Bariatric surgery with Dr. Shillingford it is extremely important to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Exercise can be in the form of walking, going to the gym, aerobics, swimming, bike riding, lifting weights, there are many ways to incorporate exercise to get a great workout. Many patients find it very difficult to

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  • Get Fit in 60 Seconds?

    Get Fit in 60 Seconds?

    Well, maybe not just 60 seconds; more like 60 seconds of “all out” cycling and 9 additional minutes of lower intensity exercise. Sound good? Read on to see how. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity

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  • 3 Benefits of Coffee

    3 Benefits of Coffee

    Coffee is like nature’s magic elixir. It has the ability to nurture the soul, lift the spirits, and grant you the ability to tackle the day’s hurdles head on, all with a few sips of the aromatic brown brew. Coffee has gotten some bad press in recent years, which has left many coffee lovers wondering

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  • Is Walking or Jogging Better for Improving Blood Sugar? The Results May Surprise You.

    Is Walking or Jogging Better for Improving Blood Sugar? The Results May Surprise You.

    Research from Duke Health is shedding some light on how the intensity of exercise affects glucose tolerance, and the results interesting. Participants in the six month long study were diagnosed with prediabetes based on elevated fasting glucose levels. They were divided into several groups to compare results of the interventions. The first group followed a

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  • Exercise Does Not Reduce Negative Effects of Prolonged Sitting, According to AHA

    Exercise Does Not Reduce Negative Effects of Prolonged Sitting, According to AHA

    Sedentary behavior has jumped up in the ranks, but not in a good way. It is now thought to be the second leading risk factor for mortality behind smoking. It is estimated that prolonged sitting is responsible for 430,000 deaths in 54 countries around the world. In addition to mortality, prolonged sitting, lying down (not

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