older couple hikingBenjamin Franklin once said, “It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” Certain actions that have become part of your daily routine might not seem all that “bad” to you, but can have a negative effect on your wellbeing.

When it comes to health, bad habits could lead to chronic pain or a serious medical condition. While there could be other factors at play, it’s a simple first step to address these unhealthy behaviors. Learn more about breaking your bad habits with the help of our chiropractic team!

Inconsistent Sleep Schedule

Many of us are guilty of staying up too late and looking at our screens before bed. Yet the body needs time to rest and regenerate at the end of the day. Consistency can make or break any unhealthy habit. When it comes to sleep, maintaining a regular bedtime and wakeup routine can help you develop healthier sleep patterns!

Rather than taking sleeping pills, chiropractic is a natural remedy to address the problem. A chiropractor can assess poor sleeping posture that may be placing undue stress on your spine. We can also recommend the appropriate mattress firmness for your condition.

Lack of Regular Exercise

While the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity each week, only about one in five people get enough exercise to maintain good health. A lack of physical activity and movement in general can result in muscle and bone weakness. When the body is weak, it becomes more susceptible to injury, especially during activity.

Exercise helps with strength, weight management and spine health. If you have a joint subluxation, a chiropractor can return your spine to normal alignment so the rest of your body can move more efficiently. We can also recommend safe activities for all ages and fitness levels!

Improper Lifting & Carrying

It’s a common mistake to lift heavy items with your back but this action can aggravate the spine. Bending at the hips to squat down and holding the load close to your waist can keep the weight out of your back.

In addition to improper lifting, carrying a bag or backpack on one shoulder can shift the spine out of normal alignment. To prevent a serious injury like a herniated disc, try not to overexert yourself when lifting and be sure to evenly distribute any weight you carry.

Poor Nutrition

Unhealthy eating habits do not fuel your body. Many healthy foods are a slow-burning source of energy, unlike processed and fried foods that can make you feel lethargic. When your body does not receive the nutrients it needs, inflammation and pain can result.

Poor nutrition can also wreak havoc on the body’s most vital systems, including the central nervous system, which houses the spine. To help patients eat better and lead an overall healthier life, we offer nutrition counseling services!

Relying on Medication

Unfortunately for many people, pain relievers are the go-to solution when you have a headache or aggravate an injury. Yet medication only dulls the pain. Ignoring the root cause can turn small problems into serious issues. A chiropractor can address your pain with natural methods, so you don’t have to rely on medication.

Mishandling Stress

While we all experience stress, you often have the power to manage it. You may not be able to change your circumstances but can find a healthy outlet to relieve stress. Consider meditation and focus on your breathing when you start to feel anxious.

An overabundance of stress hormones can lead to health problems like high blood pressure. It may also interfere with your body’s ability to heal. If you’re injured, high levels of cortisol can keep the inflamed area from recovering in a timely manner. When you’re able to identify the source of your stress – for instance, drinking too much caffeine – cut these habits out.

Not Seeing a Chiropractor

Do you put your health and wellness on the back burner to care for others? The New Year is a perfect time to break that habit! Chiropractic adjustments can give you a much-needed energy boost and improve your overall mood.

During regular visits to our office, we can address and remove vertebral restrictions, reduce pain, increase flexibility and improve immune health, so you can be the best version of you!
 
To learn more about the benefits of working with our team to improve your health and wellness, contact The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury today.

"Dr Francesco and the staff are outstanding. I am so glad I found out about this chiropractic practice and am forever grateful for how much better I am feeling since getting treatments there."
Jody Lefkowitz
"I started going to Dr. D when my orthopedic doctor recommended him for whiplash. I had always been skeptical of chiro services, but Dr. D and his associates are wonderful. They've kept me pain free for years now, as I have monthly adjustments to ensure good health now and in the future. I highly recommend Dr. D."
Maureen Willcox
"I started going to Dr. D when my orthopedic doctor recommended him for whiplash. I had always been skeptical of chiro services, but Dr. D and his associates are wonderful. They've kept me pain free for years now, as I have monthly adjustments to ensure good health now and in the future. I highly recommend Dr. D."
Maureen Willcox
"Dr. Wade has been wonderful! I never thought spinal care was a preventative health measure until I started here. The entire staff are very accommodating and friendly! My back has never felt better! I plan to continue to come for maintenance."
Amanda Smith
"I absolutely love the care I receive here. I have been coming for the last 3 going on 4 years and my migraines and back pain are gone."
Renee Danielle
"Dr. Wade and the front office staff are fantastic. The office is friendly and super efficient. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Wade got my back feeling better. I’m feeling healthier and have much more energy."
Corey Morrison
"Been going to The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for over 5 years and it is always been a great, safe and welcoming experience! Cannot recommend it enough."
Olivia Mott
When I first came, I was out of alignment and had joint soreness but through my continual sessions, my overall health has improved 100%. I want to thank all the staff for their support and education."
Benjamin Israel
"Dr. D has been providing an integrative approach to the health and well being of my family for over 25 years. He is not only a highly skilled practitioner, but is a compassionate and caring person, not only to his patients but to the community.
Susan Keane
"Dr. Wade has been wonderful! I never thought spinal care was a preventative health measure until I started here. The entire staff are very accommodating and friendly! My back has never felt better! I plan to continue to come for maintenance."
Amanda Smith
"Dr. Wade has been wonderful! I never thought spinal care was a preventative health measure until I started here. The entire staff are very accommodating and friendly! My back has never felt better! I plan to continue to come for maintenance."
Amanda Smith
When I first came, I was out of alignment and had joint soreness but through my continual sessions, my overall health has improved 100%. I want to thank all the staff for their support and education."
Benjamin Israel
"The administrative staff and practitioners are all friendly, capable, efficient, and very responsive. In addition, Dr. Keith Wade is knowledgeable, passionate about his craft, patient and thorough in answering questions. As a direct result of all that, my low back, ankles an knees feel much better, I am in less pain, and I am less afraid that my back will keep hurting or "going out." I am very grateful."
Malinda Branson
When I first came, I was out of alignment and had joint soreness but through my continual sessions, my overall health has improved 100%. I want to thank all the staff for their support and education."
Benjamin Israel
"Great experience! Our whole family goes and we have referred other family members. Dr. Wade is awesome, he listens and wants what is best for his clients."
Kayla Bueno
"They are not only extremely professional and helpful but genuinely care about your well being! In addition, the group is very supportive of the community. I love that they partnered with We Are the Children to donate thousands of dollars worth of toys.
Jocelyn DeMaio
"I love Dr. D and his great staff. I have been going to him for about 16 years and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor. He has helped me immeasurably."
Lelaneia Dubay
"From the moment you walk into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every single patient's name. They treat you like family and put a lot of emphasis on your care. I started coming to this office when my son was about 4 months old and now at 11 months old, I have seen SO much progress with his neck that I myself started to see Dr D. and I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful place."
Nichole Currie
"This practice has been the only place that got rid of my shoulder pain. Prior I tried an orthopedic and PT with no success. I was told it was just due to getting older. Dr. D doesn’t believe people have to live with pain and helped it go away. To top it all off, you never have to wait long in the waiting room."
Jennifer D.
When I first came, I was out of alignment and had joint soreness but through my continual sessions, my overall health has improved 100%. I want to thank all the staff for their support and education."
Benjamin Israel
"There is no better place than Chiropractic Health Center, from the moment you step into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every patients name. They put a lot of emphasis on your care, you start feeling better with every visit. I would recommend this practice over any other possible treatment/office in the state."
Carlos Vivar-Zuniga
"I started going to Dr. D when my orthopedic doctor recommended him for whiplash. I had always been skeptical of chiro services, but Dr. D and his associates are wonderful. They've kept me pain free for years now, as I have monthly adjustments to ensure good health now and in the future. I highly recommend Dr. D."
Maureen Willcox
"Dr. Wade and the front office staff are fantastic. The office is friendly and super efficient. I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Wade got my back feeling better. I’m feeling healthier and have much more energy."
Corey Morrison
"My whole family goes to Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury. My other half has been getting adjustments for years and he has been the driving force for the family to get checked out. He says since he has been coming here, if his back has any issues or is out, it seems to get better much faster than ever before. If you've had any problems with your back, you'll know that speaks volumes. We trust this group!"
Maggie P.
"I started going to Dr. D when my orthopedic doctor recommended him for whiplash. I had always been skeptical of chiro services, but Dr. D and his associates are wonderful. They've kept me pain free for years now, as I have monthly adjustments to ensure good health now and in the future. I highly recommend Dr. D."
Maureen Willcox
"I have been going to the Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury for years. Dr. D. keeps me walking and moving so I can work and enjoy my grandchildren. The staff in the office are great. They are like a second family to me. I know I can call and they will always fit me in if I have to have an adjustment."
Catherine Kay
"Dr. Wade has been wonderful! I never thought spinal care was a preventative health measure until I started here. The entire staff are very accommodating and friendly! My back has never felt better! I plan to continue to come for maintenance."
Amanda Smith
"Dr. Wade has been wonderful! I never thought spinal care was a preventative health measure until I started here. The entire staff are very accommodating and friendly! My back has never felt better! I plan to continue to come for maintenance."
Amanda Smith
Schedule an Appointment




    First AppointmentScheduling an AppointmentOther

    X