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7 Little Ways to Be Active During the Day

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 19th, 2021

It’s easy for people to get too focused on their work and not take any time out of the day to be active. Sitting at a desk all day can be exhausting and may have a negative impact on the body. That is why it is essential to stay active during the day. Whether it’s at the office or in front of the TV, here are seven ways to help keep you energized and feeling …

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How to Start Exercising Without Burning Out

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 12th, 2021

Consistent exercise is essential for enhancing your overall health and is a great way to maintain a healthy weight. Not only is exercise crucial for staying in shape, but it is also one of the best ways to lower your stress levels and improve your mental health. However, finding the motivation to exercise every day can be challenging. Here are some tips on how to start exercising without facing burnout: Take Time to Rest and …

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Is Tracking Food Important for Weight Loss?

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 29th, 2021

The most effective way to lose weight and build muscle is to follow a healthy diet. However, this is easier said than done. Studies show that 75% of Americans believe that they have a nutritious diet, despite the evidence that more than 80% of Americans do not meet their daily fruit or vegetable intake.  Fortunately, research has indicated that one effective way to follow a healthy diet and lose weight is through tracking your food.  …

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4 Alternatives to Halloween Candy for Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 26th, 2021

It’s that spooky time of year again, and most people are starting to get ready for the one night of the year that completely revolves around candy. Unfortunately, whether you are trying to lose weight or just maintain your current weight, Halloween candy can be the devil. If you love sweets, it can be difficult to resist all the fun-sized candies and chocolate lurking in every home. Luckily, there are alternatives for those who want …

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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 …