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Does Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD September 17th, 2021

The short answer is yes, drinking more water can help you lose weight! Staying properly hydrated is essential to your overall well-being for a myriad of reasons, one of which is to help you maintain a healthy weight. But how does water help you lose weight? Let’s find out. Water Helps Burn More Calories  Drinking more water has been linked to an increase in the amount of calories that you burn during a non-active period, …

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How to Successfully Detox your Body

In Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD September 13th, 2021

Detoxification is the process in which toxins and other harmful substances are removed from the body. Naturally, the body has its own detox methods, but there are also supplements you can take to enhance your body’s natural detoxification system. With tons of people on a health journey wondering how to detox, we’ve compiled some of the best ways to begin.  Ways to Naturally Detox Our bodies are extremely durable and are capable of ridding itself …

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Healthy Back-to-School Tips for the Whole Family

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD September 13th, 2021

The back to school season can be a very stressful time for both children and adults. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or finishing their last year of high school, there are many ways to ease the transition into a new school year.  Encourage Proper Hand Washing Washing your hands is the most effective way to stop the spread of germs, but you must make sure that your kids are washing their hands properly and …

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Back-to-School Weight Loss Tips

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD August 20th, 2021

Being a parent isn’t easy, especially when school is back in session. While summer probably went way too fast, there is a positive side to the new school year, which is getting a routine back. A routine can help you stay on track and create healthy habits, so that you maintain or reach your goal weight. Before we dive into the new school year, now is the time to lay the groundwork and set your …

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When Should I Start Botox?

In Aesthetics by R. S. Armstrong, MD July 7th, 2021

Botox, the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, is a popular injectable that is FDA approved to treat a plethora of medical and cosmetic conditions. Highly esteemed for its cosmetic use, Botox can be used in small doses to temporarily reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles.  How Botox Works Injections of Botox work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles in the face, or by blocking specific nerves. By stopping nerve signals, facial muscles are unable …

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Keeping the Immune System Healthy

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 25th, 2021

Keeping your immune system healthy and in optimal condition may be one of the best things you can do for your overall health and wellness. The immune system is extremely complex. It defends the body against infection and recognizes which microbe it has defeated, so if that microbe ever tries to enter the body again, the immune system can destroy it quickly before you start to feel sick.  Despite the immune system’s complexity, there are …

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4 Ways To Practice Better Self-Discipline

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 22nd, 2021

Self-discipline is what tells us to not do something that our ego asks us for because we know what’s best for us in the long run. If you struggle with self-discipline or motivation, know that you are not alone. While there are many factors and variables that play into our success and well being, self-discipline can determine how far we’ll go to achieve our goals. Falling off the wagon here and there is nothing to …

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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise

In Fitness by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 22nd, 2021

Not all exercises are created equal. Some movements work on specific muscle groups while others engage the whole body. Exercise can be either aerobic or anaerobic. Aerobic exercises are done for longer than a few minutes, such as running, swimming, or other cardio. Anaerobic exercises are done for short periods of time and require quick bursts of energy, such as weight lifting and sprinting. Exercises To Burn Fat  For the best outcomes, both aerobic and …

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Staying On Track During Family Gatherings

In Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 22nd, 2021

Nothing is better than being surrounded by your family and friends, enjoying a cookout in the backyard, and playing cornhole all day. However, if you are on a weight loss plan, family gatherings may seem daunting.  It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and indulge in refreshing cocktails, chips, greasy burgers and dessert. It’s important that you find a happy medium in which you can enjoy your time with your family and friends …

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The Benefits of Having a Weight Loss Buddy

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 22nd, 2021

Weight loss can be a difficult journey, especially if you feel like you’re walking it alone. Having people in your life that support your health goals is incredibly important and beneficial for weight loss and maintenance. Studies show that social support can affect treatment completion and maintenance in individuals adhering to a weight loss program. You don’t have to find someone who is on the exact same weight loss journey as you. Everyone is going …