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  • What is a Medicine Ball Used For?

    What is a Medicine Ball Used For?

    Medicine balls have been around for centuries, yet they are still popular with fitness enthusiasts. Ancient Greeks used to make them out of sand and animal pouches, but these days they’re often made out of leather or rubber.

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  • What To Do When The Gym Won’t Do

    What To Do When The Gym Won’t Do

    We all know that exercising is key to maximizing your weight loss after bariatric surgery, but exercise is also good for other things. Adding lean muscle means your body will burn more calories even when it’s at rest. It can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

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  • Walk This Way

    Walk This Way

    Walking is by far one of the best ways to include physical activity in your day, especially after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. Walking for an hour a day can burn upwards of 400 calories. It requires no particular athletic skills or equipment, all you need are good shoes. Another benefit to

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  • What is a Bodyweight Squat?

    What is a Bodyweight Squat?

    If you are new to exercising, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, HIIT, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to improving your health and promoting weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,

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  • Zumba Revolution

    Zumba Revolution

    As the year comes to a close many of us are starting to think about New Years resolutions. No matter what stage of bariatric surgery you are in, pre-op or post-op, incorporating physical activity is one of the best ways to guarantee weight loss results and improved fitness. Today we want to share a revolutionary

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  • Racing Into 2014

    Racing Into 2014

    In a previous post, we talked about the role mobile apps can play in a healthy lifestyle. Often we have goals we would ideally like to achieve, but despite our good intentions, not knowing where to begin can be discouraging. Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice is committed to promoting an environment of support and overall

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  • Keeping Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Keeping Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions

    It seems to happen every year about this time, what you ask? Keeping up with those new year resolutions. Remember not so long ago; like two to three weeks ago you had decided that “This is going to be the year” or “I am going to change my life…” or “After having gone through obesity

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  • Step it Up!

    Step it Up!

    Exercising is an important part of weight loss and general health. Choosing an exercise regime that fits into your lifestyle can be key to achieving continuity and the long term health benefits of exercise, such as weight loss, improved muscle tone, lowering glucose levels, improving blood pressure, and improving cholesterol levels. People new to exercise

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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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