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June 10, 2016

Hot weather fitness: Tips for staying cool while working out

 Those long-awaited warm summer months are finally here, and with nicer weather, many people are becoming more active. As the heat increases outdoors, however, keeping up with an effective summer workout can seem challenging. When temperatures rise, your body circulates more blood through your skin to keep it cool, which can lead to an increased […]

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June 3, 2016

Father’s Day gift ideas for dads looking to slim down

If you’re seeking unique Father’s Day gifts for a dad looking to lose a few pounds, you may consider all the old standbys such as expensive exercise equipment, memberships to pricey diet plans or gym passes. While those gifts are thoughtful, they don’t provide much support or incentive for continued weight loss. This year, give a Father’s […]

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April 28, 2016

Young at heart: 5 ways to stay active in San Antonio

Staying fit and active isn’t just for 20-somethings. Regardless of your age, exercise can help increase your strength, flexibility and balance while keeping you physically and mentally fit and reducing your chances of experiencing depression. Fortunately, San Antonio offers plenty of activities for seniors to socialize and stay healthy. These are five great ways to […]

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April 18, 2016

No gym needed: 6 fun ways to get fit

It’s hard to stay motivated when exercise feels more like work than play. We’ve been there, and we understand! Are you ready for a happier approach? If so, then step off the treadmill and put the fun back into fitness with exercises like these. 1. Dancing The body loves movement, and this is what dancing […]

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February 17, 2016

Debunking Myths About Weight Loss

Is low-carb bad for you? Is weight loss surgery dangerous? Can you just skip the diet and work out in order to lose the weight? There are a lot of questions out there and a lot of people answering them—some of them not qualified to do so. We gathered a few of the most pervasive […]

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February 12, 2016

Savory San Antonio: Healthy Restaurant of the Seasons

Savory San Antonio: Healthy restaurant of the season (winter edition) Boiler House If you like your cuisine with a side of history, then this San Antonio landmark is for you. With a carefully curated wine and craft beer list, this restaurant also features some low-carb menu items to satisfy your gourmet cravings. Whether you head […]

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November 12, 2015

Taking steps toward a healthy you

Losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is a journey that can begin with a single step. Downtown San Antonio has nearly 22 miles of dedicated walking routes, which are a great place to start. This is your guide to some of the wonderful things the city has to offer once you take those first […]

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October 15, 2015

What to expect: The journey after weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery will definitely impact your life for the better. Many weight-related health problems will improve and you’ll feel more self-confident and energetic. Still, life after weight loss surgery is not without its ups and downs. You’ll have to alter the way you eat and will undoubtedly experience some profound life changes. Here’s a […]

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September 14, 2015

The fascinating pros and cons of different weight loss surgeries

If you have struggled to lose weight for years, you may be at your wits’ end comparing different weight loss options. Have you considered surgery? As long as you meet the requirements for weight loss surgery – including being 18 years of age or older and having a high body mass index and obesity-related health problems – […]

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August 17, 2015

5 San Antonio government programs committed to improving local health

Did you know that the adult obesity rate for Bexar County dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent between 2010 and 2012? Government programs, community organizations and private agencies have come together to help promote a healthier San Antonio that is focused on nutrition, fitness and active living. Some of the most notable San Antonio […]

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