Blog—Regenerative & Performance Specialists

Written by Dr. Paul S. Lieber, MD and the Regenerative & Performance Specialists team

Vitamin D- Why the Hype?

Vitamin D- Why the Hype?   Ahhhh….the feeling you get while spending a few days on the beach.  Is it the sand in your toes…the warm water and salty breeze...or is it the chemical reaction that takes place under your skin when your Vitamin D is activated into a...

Sodium

We have all heard that too much salt is bad for us and that we should scale back our intake, however, it is often unknown to the general public that the majority of our salt intake (80%) comes from hidden salt found in many common processed foods.  Being aware of...

10 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights

If your idea of a workout is an hour on the treadmill followed by 1,000 ab crunches, I have some good news that will help you get twice the results in half the time. In case you don’t know, resistance workouts are the fastest way to get an amazing figure. In fact,...

Stress

Stress has been called the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization. Stress is a major medical and anti-aging issue and we can’t just shrug it off. There are multiple reasons contributing to high stress in our lives today as we all strive...

WHY STRENGTH TRAINING IS IMPORTANT FOR SENIORS

It is estimated that by the year 2030 the number of individuals the age of 65 and over will reach 70 million in the U.S. alone; persons the age of 85 and older will be the fastest growing segment of the population.  Thus, as more individuals live longer, it is...

What is Protein?

Basically proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids. There are 22 different types of amino acid and the body needs all of them to function properly. Amino acids are chemical compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, which combine together...

Simple Supplementation For Your Health Problems

I am a big fan of supplementation. Note that I say supplementation and not ‘meal replacements’ or ‘drug taking’. There is a huge difference. And to answer the inevitable question of “Do I need supplements because they didn’t use to exist when we were healthy?”…. If...

Fatigue

Often we go to the doctor because we are tired all the time, and a few labs are checked and are normal, but we’re still tired. Now what?  Being tired all the time greatly affects your quality of life. You know you should eat better, exercise more, get more sleep but...

Is Cardio best for Weight Loss?

Cardiovascular exercise, or cardio, is a great form of exercise that has multiple benefits. Cardio is a great way to strengthen your heart and improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and other organs. Furthermore, cardio is often the go-to form of...

Why Resistance Training?

Resistance training is the practice of doing exercise with weights, bands, or some sort of resistance to your movements. This type of exercise is excellent for many reasons, but many individuals are apprehensive when considering resistance training as a part of their...

Recreational Exercise- Get out and Play

You’ve likely heard before that regular exercise is good for your health. Most everyone knows there are a multitude of benefits that make exercise a great habit to have. Many of the great benefits from exercise are achievable outside of the gym through recreational...

Get through the Holidays (The Healthy Way)

Tips for getting through the holidays It’s a wonderful time of year here in Western PA. Time for giving thanks from the past year with good friends, family, and loved ones. The Holidays can be such a joyous time for all of us! This time of year doesn’t come without a...

Beyond the Scale

Results that are not (always) tied to the scale As a culture, we are tied to the number on the scale. We believe that skinny equates to healthy. To be fair, a big portion of our population is obese and does need to lose some weight to regain their health. The thing...

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