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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 …

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How ProLon Could Be Your Fasting Solution

In Nutrition, Supplements by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 9th, 2021

Intermittent fasting has been shown to have tremendous benefits to overall health, but have you heard of periodic fasting? Also referred to as fasting-mimicking, periodic fasting is designed to mimic fasting in the body while still eating food and having shorter fasting windows. Research shows that controlled fasting is a safe scientifically-supported strategy to improve health, disease risk, and longevity without negative side effects. How Does Fasting Work?  Studies show that periodic fasting and intermittent …

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Health Tips for Burning Fat

In Fitness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 9th, 2021

When trying to lose those stubborn pounds, it can be helpful to find fat-burning tricks to eliminate or burn more calories. Whether you plan to lose weight through your workout program, nutrition plan, or both, burning fat is the ultimate goal. Here are five simple tips that will help turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Stick to a High Protein Diet Like any other nutrient, protein is an extremely important part of our diet …

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Exercise to Keep Your Heart Healthy

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD February 10th, 2021

February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. A great way to keep your heart healthy is by exercising. Exercise not only strengthens the muscles in your body, but it also helps your heart muscle become more efficient and better able to pump blood throughout your body. How Physical Activity Benefits the Heart Physical activity …

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Dining Out Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s Day

In Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD January 26th, 2021

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. From indulgent, intimate meals to delightfully rich desserts, couples around the world will be dining at their favorite restaurants on February 14th. However, for those who are trying to stick to a healthier lifestyle, going out to eat on Valentine’s Day can be daunting.  Whether you are going out to dinner with your significant other or enjoying your own company this Valentine’s Day, …