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Healthy Living Habits

The start of a new season brings awareness of the things that you may like to do in the coming months. Along with the goals you set and plans you make this fall, take time for yourself and make HEALTH part of your every day for the upcoming months. We are faced with so many demands of our time and attention that it becomes vital to pause. Consider incorporating lifestyle habits that will allow you to reap rewards in the long term. Try adding these few tips into your days and your health will thank you!

Start With Breakfast

Breakfast is an easy meal to skip, however, doing so can be the biggest mistake of the day! Your energy level will suffer and you’ll eat more during the day to compensate for your hunger. The National Weight Control Registry reports that 4000 participants who maintained at least a 30 pound weight loss for about 5 1/2 years, almost ALL said that they ate breakfast daily. The “breakfast of champions” has complex carbs, lean proteins & healthy fats.  A terrific option for a healthy breakfast on the go is a shake or smoothie with yogurt, leafy greens, fruits, and hemp seeds.

Do Something About The Aches

It is found that four in five people suffer from back pain. It may actually begin to seem “normal” to deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. Back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, knee pain, any chronic pain can affect EVERYTHING in our lives. See your chiropractor for natural treatments to help your body heal and all aspects of your life will improve.

Say No

It is key to understand that in reality, you can’t have it all. Something has to give. There is just too much to do to have it all. Stop saying “yes” to everything.  Admit that every “yes” means a “no” to something else. Saying “yes” to too many things will destroy your health and lead to failure. Someone or something will pay the price later, always. Sometimes less is more!

Make Health a Priority

You’ve probably heard the adage, “If you have your health, then you have it all.” Our bodies should be routinely “maintained and tuned up” just as we maintain our vehicles to keep things running properly and getting the best performance. Fuel and maintain your body with more sanctity. Make smart food choices and make time for exercise and quality sleep.

Breathe

Try a simple technique to release stress and anxiety. When feeling uneasy about a tricky situation or after a tough day, a simple technique is to BREATHE DEEP. Push out your belly and breathe through your nose until your lungs are filled. This super stress buster can be done anytime and anywhere and evokes your body’s natural relaxation response and changes your physical and mental state. Your heart beats slower, muscles relax, blood pressure decreases, and levels of nitric oxide increase. Your brain is clearer and this simple trick takes almost no time to work. Share this health tip with family and friends of all ages for the next time they feel stressed. The mantra is BREATHE!

By |2017-06-27T14:43:37+00:00June 27th, 2017|Exercise, Health, Lifestyle|0 Comments

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Dr. Innaimo opened his first practice in Waterbury in 1982. After practicing for 5 years and gaining an enormous amount of experience helping patients, he moved his practice to its current location in Watertown. Because Dr. Innaimo treats each patient as a whole rather then just addressing their individual symptoms, many people find that they not only recover from their ailments quickly but also eradicate the underlying problems providing long lasting results. Our truly holistic approach in treating a patient involves body structure, biochemistry and emotions. We take the additional time to really work with patients for effective results. In over 900 cases of Dr. Donn Innaimo’s patients, over 90% experienced significant relief when following our recommendations. That is why patients travel from all over Connecticut to visit Dr. Innaimo. In addition to providing pain relief through chiropractic, Dr. Innaimo has many unique treatment therapies including Acupressure, Percussive Therapy, Nutritional Consultation, Pregnancy & Pediatric Chiropractic, Chronic Headache Relief, Sciatica Relief and More!