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Summer Bodies are Made in the Winter (and Maintained Year-round)

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

If you’re having a busy holiday season, sometimes the last thing you want to do is go for a run. But don’t let this festive time of year stop you from getting in shape! You can start working on your summer body now by focusing on your health during these busier months of the year.  The best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to not skip out on any season. By maintaining your body …

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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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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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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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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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Tips For Staying Motivated to Work Out

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD June 11th, 2020

Staying motivated to workout can be challenging, especially when you get bored of your program, or you don’t see the results you want fast enough. We all know that staying active is vital for your overall health and wellness, but it doesn’t always have to be boring! Read on to discover ways to stay motivated and enjoy your workout routine!  The benefits of physical activity and exercise:   Reduces the risk of a heart disease …

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Effective At-Home Workouts

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD May 6th, 2020

As every gym and fitness studio remains closed to help fight the spread of COVID-19, you may be wondering how to maintain your regular level of physical activity.  It is essential to add at least 30 to 45 minutes of physical activity into your daily routine. You don’t need a gym to have an effective workout. There are plenty of at-home workouts that can get your blood pumping and help you reach your weight loss …

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How to Have a More Effective Workout

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 16th, 2020

We are about three months into the new year. How are your resolutions going? If you planned on exercising more, chances are you are trying to stick to an effective workout plan. Showing up to the gym and getting your sweat on is important, but having an effective workout also involves hard work, consistency and training smart.  Whether you’re a regular gym buff or you’re new to fitness, here are 7 workout tips to help …