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CareXpress Urgent Care: The Best workouts for losing weight

CareXpress Urgent Care: Best Workouts to help you lose weight

CareXpress Urgent care is here with one more blog to help you stick to that new year’s resolution to lose weight. Diet is the most important aspect to losing weight, but exercise is also key to losing weight and maintaining a healthy body. But which exercises will help you lose weight in the fastest way possible? Now, it should be noted that ANY exercise is good for weight loss. But if your curious about which ones promote weight loss the best, read on.

Interval Training: The type of exercise most experts recommend to lose weight is interval training. What’s Interval Training? Interval Training refers any kind of exercise where your heart rate spikes and then comes back down again. Generally, this means working out hard for a set amount of time and then resting letting your heart rate come down before ramping back up.

Weight Training: If Interval Training doesn’t sound like a good fit, the next best thing is weight training. Weight Training is any exercise that includes, well, weights. Either your own body weight or with weights. Weight training builds muscle and burns fat. This type of training has the added benefit of increasing your resting metabolic rate. Meaning you’ll burn more calories as you rest than if you practiced other types of exercise.

Running: The easiest one to get into, the cheapest one to start, running is an exercise you can start today. Any running will help you lose weight when it’s coupled with a proper diet. But if you really want to crank up the weight loss, you need to find a hill. Running up a hill will work the glutes and legs. Two of the largest muscle groups in your body.

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CareXpress Urgent Care: How much weight should you lose in a week?

CareXpress Urgent Care: How much is too much weight to lose in one week?

We all want to lose weight fast, no one like to feel out of shape. But have you ever considered how much weight is too much weight to lose in one week? How much weight can you lose in one week without causing damage to your health? Well, the answer isn’t really how much weight you lose but how you lose it. Let CareXpress Urgent care explain.

There are many factors that go into how much weight you should lose in a week. This biggest one is your current weight. Heavier people will lose more weight more quickly. This is because much of the weight is water weight and burns off relatively quickly, compared to people who are already relatively thin. However, if your sticking to a weight loss plan that revolved around eating less and moving more most shouldn’t be losing more than 3 pounds a week. If your not sure what you’re doing is a healthy way to lose weight, talk to your doctor or a dietician about your weight loss methods and work with them to come up with a plan that will allow you to lose weight in a healthy way.

Ultimately though, because everyone’s body is so different, there’s no hard and fast rule for how much weight you should lose a week. If your eating right, exercising regularly, limiting stress and you find yourself losing more than 3 pounds a week it doesn’t necessarily mean your losing that weight in an unhealthy way. If your losing 10 pounds a week by eating nothing but olives covered in chili powder however, well a doctor probably doesn’t need to tell you that that’s not a healthy diet.

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CareXpress Urgent Care: Tips to lose weight in 2018 Pt. 2

CareXpress Urgent Care has some more weight loss tips

Last week CareXpress Urgent Care talked about a couple of ways you can jumpstart your new year’s resolution to lose weight. Here are a few more.

Don’t Skip Meals: It can be tempting to skip meals when trying to lose weight, after all, losing weight means eating less right? Well, skipping meals can actually make it harder to lose weight. When you don’t eat regularly, 3 meals a day plus snacks, your body lowers your metabolism. A lower metabolism means your burning fewer calories. Which often cancels out the calories you save by not eating! Plus, no one likes going hungry! Remember, losing weight is about making small changes that you can maintain. Don’t cause yourself more stress than you need to.

Be Consistent: The best advice to losing weight it to be consistent. Maintaining a healthy weight is all about making healthy lifestyle changes and sticking to them. Again, the reason fad diets don’t work is because they’re not designed to last. Many are designed to get you to lose weight fast, not keep it off. Make changes you can stick to and stick to them!

Find Support: Sometimes we get by with a little help from our friends! If you find your willpower starting to wane, it’s ok to seek the aid of a friend or loved one. Letting someone hold you accountable for your weight goals can also help when your willpower begins to fade. Working with a dietician or personal trainer can also help if you start having trouble maintaining or losing weight. There’s no shame in accepting help when trying to reach your goals, the people close to you want to help you stay healthy as well!

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CareXpress Urgent Care: Tips to lose weight in 2018

Stick to your new year’s resolutions with CareXpress Urgent Care

The new year means a fresh start. A change. A big change many make this time of year is that decision to lose weight. Many of us start off strong: we get a gym membership, we start eating better or we start following the latest fad diet. Then, a few months later something happens. We have to stay late at work and so we can’t make it to the gym. We forget to bring lunch get some fast food. And then we skip another gym date, get fast food one more time and on it goes until we fall back into old habits. It’s a frustrating cycle but it’s vital to your long term health to break it. And CareXpress Urgent care has some tips to help you do that in 2018!

Skip the Fad: We’ve all picked up a magazine and read about the greatest new fad diet that’ll drop 20 pounds in 2 weeks. It’s certainly possible to drop that much weight in 2 weeks and to do it with few health risks. The problem is many of these diets aren’t sustainable. When you stop them, often times the weight creeps back on as fast as it fell off. The most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is to consume fewer calories and exercise more.

Set Milestones: Setting a main goal is important to weight loss. But that main goal can seem daunting, especially if it’s something like lose 100 pounds. To make it more manageable, set smaller “milestone” goals that lead up to your main goal. Your main goal could be to lose 100 pounds but a milestone goal would be to take a 15-20 minute walk around the block 3 times a week. Something that can be easily accomplished after work or during classes.  When you accomplish one milestone, set another one that’s slightly harder and keep at it! Instead of a 15 minute walk make it a 30 minute walk or a 15 minute jog!

These are only a couple of tips, come back next week for more! And if you need an Urgent care, visit one of CareXpress Urgent care’s many locations!