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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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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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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 to Start the New Year Right

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

As 2020 comes to a close, people are starting to write out their New Year’s resolutions and take charge of their life. Unfortunately, roughly 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail, and many people start to lose their motivation by mid-February. Don’t become a part of this statistic this new year. Now is the perfect time to follow these tips to start 2021 off to a great start. Set your priorities When you are seeking to …

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How To Relieve Stress During The Holidays

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 17th, 2020

The holidays are a time filled with joy and a chance to reconnect with your loved ones. However, it may also be a season of stress and anxiety. There are many factors that can cause stress and anxiety during the holidays, such as unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and excessive commitments. The good news is that there are several ways you can manage your stress during the holiday season. Ways to Manage Your Stress The holidays …

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Healthy Habits to Prevent Diabetes

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 10th, 2020

November is National Diabetes Month, a month that focuses attention on the growing prevalence of diabetes in Americans. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the body cannot make or effectively use its own insulin, a hormone made by special cells in the pancreas. Insulin acts as a key to let the blood sugar into the body’s cells to use as energy.  For people who have diabetes, their …

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How to Survive Thanksgiving & Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 29th, 2020

Fall is a great time to focus on weight loss and fitness. The crisp weather is perfect for outdoor walks and hikes, and there are roughly eight months until you can show off your new and improved body in a swimsuit. It’s all dependent on how you approach the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. If you’re struggling to lose or maintain weight, Thanksgiving might be a holiday you want to skip. While you already know there’s nothing …

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Your Holiday Weight Loss Guide

In Health and Wellness by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 8th, 2020

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s not uncommon for dieters to slowly fall off their plan. Many people believe Thanksgiving is the beginning of the end to their weight loss journey, but Halloween is actually when the initial fallout begins. We’ve been conditioned as a society to think it is perfectly okay to cheat on our diet around the holidays. We come up with excuses like, “I deserve this” or “I’ve been good all …

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Phentermine for Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 8th, 2020

Phentermine is one of the most common over-the-counter weight loss medications on the market. It is usually prescribed for a short duration and works by suppressing the appetite. In combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise, phentermine is one of the best medications to speed up healthy weight loss.  It goes by many different brand names, such as Lomaira and Suprenza, but they all work in the same way. They are all appetite suppressants, …