woman breathing fresh air outdoorsFrom all of us at The Chiropractic Health Center of Glastonbury, Happy New Year! We would like to express our deepest gratitude to each of you for placing your trust in our doctors to provide your chiropractic healthcare.

We are excited to move forward with a positive outlook and encourage our patients to stay with us on the journey to lifelong wellness. In addition to chiropractic care, we offer nutrition counseling, stress management and more.

A common goal for many of us in 2021 is to cope better with feelings of anxiety. During the current pandemic, nearly 80 percent of adults say COVID-19 is a “significant source of stress”.

We are sharing some easy ways to relieve your physical and mental stress.

How Does Stress Affect Us?

A new year is the perfect time to focus on our health. Now more than ever, it’s important to strengthen immunity and keep our bodies functioning properly. Did you know stress can impede mental and physical wellbeing?

Our body’s response to a challenge or demand, stress causes feelings of emotional or physical tension and is a common trigger for spinal problems. The spine houses the central nervous system, which controls all parts of the body. As such, a misalignment can affect your ability to stay healthy.

What are your options to reduce and manage stress?

1. Deep Breathing Exercises

Experiencing mental stress can result in elevated heart rate, high blood pressure and constricted blood vessels. As a result of limited blood flow back to the heart, you might get a headache or become dizzy in stressful situations.

Deep breathing can expand the lungs, slow the heart rate and activate the body’s relaxation response. When feeling stressed, close your eyes and focus on taking deep breaths.

2. Get Plenty of Sleep

Proper sleep is extremely important to overall health. A regular sleep schedule can help you maintain a healthy weight, lower your risk of developing serious conditions like heart disease, improve mood and prevent fatigue during the day.

If you’re an adult who schedules 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night but you still feel restless in the morning, your mattress could be the problem. Make sure it supports your body but is not too hard or stacked too high with pillows that can cause neck strain.

3. Exercise Regularly

The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week. For all fitness levels, aerobic workouts like Tai Chi and yoga are low-impact and can help relax the body and mind. Exercise also releases endorphins to improve mood.

4. Consider Health Supplements

A combination of the right supplements can improve your immune system. To boost energy and overall health, consider the following three supplements:

  1. Magnesium (120 MG): Take three daily for better sleep quality.
  2. Vitamin D (5,000 IU): Take once daily to boost immune health and reduce fatigue.
  3. Zinc (15 MG): Take once daily to keep the immune system functioning strong.

Complement this regimen with other healthy habits. Avoid stress eating and drinking alcohol, which both have physical effects that can contribute to undue stress.

5. Get Regular Adjustments

Everyday life causes wear and tear on the body. Whether your job requires long hours of sitting or a hobby places too much strain on your spinal joints, chiropractic treatment can relieve discomfort, improve range of motion and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Correcting a spinal misalignment causes a chain reaction in the body. When nerve interferences are removed, healing takes place from head to toe! Our gentle methods can also increase positive hormones, improve nervous system functioning and alleviate stress.
 
Our team can identify and treat the cause of your physical stress, as well as offer tips to help manage mental stress. Avoid overextending yourself and set aside time for self-care activities, like regular chiropractic adjustments. To make an appointment, contact us today!

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Amanda Smith
"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
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Catherine Kay
"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
"Such a great experience in understanding and learning how to treat my chronic pain! The office staff is wonderful, informative and empathetic! Dr. D is also invested in making you to your best self! They found a convert here!"
Debby DeMartino
"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
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Beth Melzen
"I strained my lower back a month prior to an Ironman race. I was unable to sleep, walk or sit, never mind continue training as planned. The entire office staff is beyond kind, caring, professional and runs extremely smooth. I was explained every step and procedure, along with a patient education class that really helped me understand what was wrong with my back and steps to fix it. Dr Wade was able to get me sleeping, walking and able to compete in my triathlon. 5 stars for many reasons and would highly recommend."
Dylan Howley
"Such a great experience in understanding and learning how to treat my chronic pain! The office staff is wonderful, informative and empathetic! Dr. D is also invested in making you to your best self! They found a convert here!"
Debby DeMartino
"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
"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
"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'm a very active individual and lower back pain was getting in the way of activities I love. While my back is still a work in progress, the time spent with Dr. D has been well worth it. I just ran 2 marathons in 2 weeks and these sessions helped me run these races with no back pain."
Matt from mission FITNESS
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"I started adjustments for neck, back, and tailbone pain and at the end of the 10 weeks the pain was completely gone. Dr. Wade is kind, funny, and very good at what he does. He brings positive energy into the office every single day and is in a good mood 100% of the time."
Cassandra Kolstad
"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
"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
"I started adjustments for neck, back, and tailbone pain and at the end of the 10 weeks the pain was completely gone. Dr. Wade is kind, funny, and very good at what he does. He brings positive energy into the office every single day and is in a good mood 100% of the time."
Cassandra Kolstad
"I started adjustments for neck, back, and tailbone pain and at the end of the 10 weeks the pain was completely gone. Dr. Wade is kind, funny, and very good at what he does. He brings positive energy into the office every single day and is in a good mood 100% of the time."
Cassandra Kolstad
"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
"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.
"I'm a very active individual and lower back pain was getting in the way of activities I love. While my back is still a work in progress, the time spent with Dr. D has been well worth it. I just ran 2 marathons in 2 weeks and these sessions helped me run these races with no back pain."
Matt from mission FITNESS
"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
"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
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