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  • A Good Exercise for Beginners: Tai Chi and Other Chinese Exercises

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    Exercise is essential for good health and weight loss after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or adjustable lap band surgeries.  For people who have not regularly exercised prior to their bariatric surgery, Tai Chi and other Chinese exercises (such as Qigong, and Baduanjin) can be a good gateway into exercising.   Starting a new exercise regime […]

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  • Exercise Alone Will Not Produce Long Term Weight Loss

    Exercise Alone Will Not Produce Long Term Weight Loss


    For people looking to lose weight, the first piece of you may hear is to exercise. The idea is that increasing your energy expenditure will lead to increased calories burned, which leads to weight loss. Although the health benefits of exercise are clear (improved muscle tone, reduced risk of several diseases and health conditions, reduced […]

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  • Ideas to Inspire Volunteerism on Martin Luther King Day

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    Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Day and many people have the day off from work or school. There is a national push to use this holiday as a day of service. Volunteers across the country will use this day to contribute their time for the greater good and making a difference to people […]

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  • Fall begins on September 23, 2015: Fall in Florida

    Fall begins on September 23, 2015: Fall in Florida


    September 23 is the first day of fall. For northerners, it means sweater weather and the beauty of fall foliage. But for Floridians, fall doesn’t quite take on the same meaning. While small changes in the weather in September can be almost imperceptible at first, October and November bring larger changes. Fall in Florida does […]

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  • Focus on Fitness: What is Barre?

    Focus on Fitness: What is Barre?


    Just as many people will not try a food without knowing what it is, many people are not likely to try a fitness class without knowing what it is. You may have seen Barre classes or studios popping up around you but been too hesitant to try without knowing what it entails. As exercise is […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Put Your Smartphone Down and Look Up

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    Smartphones are useful, we aren’t denying it. They are crucial in emergencies, great for uncovering information, help us connect with friends and family, function as a flashlight, tell us the time, provide an alarm in the morning, and serve as a camera in addition to functioning as an actual phone. But, a recent study calculated […]

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  • Celebrities: Reducing the Stigma of Weight Loss Surgery

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    Weight loss surgery often has a stigma attached, which can deter some people from electing to undergo the procedure. When a person is famous, their weight loss is often quite obvious. While some celebrities insist they were able to lose large amounts of weight with diet and exercise, other celebrities have opened up to the […]

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  • Your Partner in Health

    Your Partner in Health


    Perhaps you’ve known it all along, but now there is a study to help prove that the best incentive to get in shape could be the one who sits across from you at the dinner table. A recent study suggests that exercising isn’t only good for you, but it’s also good for your partner. Researchers […]

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  • Pilates

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    There are many people today who are trying to lose weight and one way of achieving this goal is Pilates. The found of Pilates, Joseph Pilates once said “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercise. They’d be […]

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  • Barre Workout Routine

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    In order to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle, committing to a weight loss surgery must go hand-in-hand with committing to an exercise program. Whether you wish to tone your thighs, hips, legs and bottom, find a low impact routine, or obtain the highly idealized dancer’s body, Barre is a realistic […]

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