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Fitting fitness into your life in a consistent manner is a challenging task for everyone. We are all going to have periods of consistency and inconsistency. You are worth the time and deserve the time you set aside during the day/night for fitness. But you need to fiercely protect that time and as soon as that time comes, you have to take it and spring into action or you will lose your window to exercise.

If you are reading this article, there is a chance you may have noticed from photos, your hairbrush, or even cleaning up your bathroom an increased amount of hair loss. You may be surprised to learn that everyone naturally undergoes hair loss (up to nearly 100 hairs per day!). Luckily, some treatments can slow the progression of hair loss and even increase hair growth. The earlier you identify and treat hair loss, the better your chances of keeping your hair!

Remember how you were as newlyweds or when you knew you were in love with your significant other?  You couldn’t keep your hands off each other. If you and your partner are struggling with intimacy, don’t be embarrassed. Talk with your provider openly. There’s no shame in admitting that you’re often not in the mood and having trouble getting there.  Hypoactive sexual desire disorder can be caused by underlying problems.  So, it’s important to get to the root cause.

If you have opened a magazine or watched any television within the past decade, you may likely have heard of Viagra, often dubbed the “little blue pill". Over the past few years, a new name has entered the arena with growing interest. Addyi, informally known as the Female Viagra and or ‘the little pink pill’ is a medication indicated for the treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (also called HSDD).

 Acne is a common skin condition that is caused by hair follicle inflammation or clog. Skin naturally produces oil and when the oil and dead skin cells clog the pores this creates a “zit” or “pimple.” At Physician Promise we focus on a personalized approach to skin disease. We do offer a variety of prescription skin treatments depending on your skin disease such as acne, scars, rosacea, eczema, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.

Menopause is defined as the permanent cessation of menses (aka your “period”) for 12 consecutive months. The median age in which this occurs in women is 51, but leading up to this point both ovarian function and hormone production decline and can do so for up to 8 years! This time, marked by irregular periods and a whole host of symptoms related to the lack of estrogen is called perimenopause (meaning around menopause).

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great workout space in your home. I will show you how to do this using only $500.00. Let’s use Amazon.com for ease, convenience, and familiarity. First item you need to purchase is a standard weight set, these are the small holed sets, not the olympic sets. This will be more friendly for smaller spaced usage/areas. Important to note, the standard bars are 30lbs and the olympic bars are 45lbs. This can be purchased for $159.03. Now we need an adjustable bench with a leg extension / leg curl option, this will range from $98.89 to $196.86.

We know you want to quit smoking. We also know you heard about all of the negative effects of smoking like cancer, lung disease, heart disease, obesity, and just about every type of disease is associated with smoking. Nicotine is the addictive substance within cigarettes that makes you crave another smoke. But that same substance has a long lasting effect on your health and your wallet. The average American spends close to $2300 per year on cigarettes. Imagine all of the extra vacations, food, or family outings you could have if you quit smoking today!

Keto, Atkins, Paleo, Whole30, the list goes on and on. You’ve probably heard people talk about these diets and more and how their plan is the best for you to either sheds those pounds or feel healthier and revitalized overall.

Although it may not seem like it at first glance, your skin has over 5 million small openings on your body.

The keto diet has come under much controversary. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it the magical secret to weight loss?

Effectively consuming calcium is important to prevent and treat osteoporosis. However, consuming enough calcium is only one step.