Exercise

Behavior Modification Tips for Healthy Weight

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Diet, Exercise, Healthy Food, Neuro Emotional Technique, Nutrition, Supplements | 0 comments

Dr. Martin Orimenko at the Live Well Holistic Health Center in Ardmore is excellent at helping his patients lose extra weight and optimize their health and well-being. His approach includes supporting his patients on cleanses to reset their intestinal balance and remove physical blocks to losing weight. He also does Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to help remove any psychological blocks, interferences and limiting beliefs. Auricular therapy treatment for weight loss can also be very helpful for patients, as can Laser Acupuncture; both of these are offered at Live Well by Dr. Martin Orimenko. Lastly, natural supplement prescriptions to help reduce emotional eating and boost the metabolism can be extremely helpful as well. The following is a list of techniques to change your orientation to food. These ‘tricks’ will help you change how you think of food and how you approach eating. They have been immensely helpful for weight management. Behavior modification techniques: Break the activity of eating into a series of small steps: preparing, arranging, eating, etc. Set the table for each meal; make it a ‘production’ Eat in only one room Eat at the table Serve small portions, use smaller plates, etc. Serving dishes should not be placed on the table; portions should be placed onto the plate before serving Put eating utensils down between bites Stop eating for a couple of minutes during each meal Prepare only enough food for one meal Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily and drink water with your meals Make a food list before grocery shopping and stick to it Never shop when hungry Always leave some food on your plate When eating foods like hot dogs or sandwiches prepare one and eat it before preparing a second Do not keep snack or junk foods in the house Do not read or watch television when you eat Decide generally what you are going to eat before you look at a restaurant menu Eat in front of a mirror – once Eat with the non-dominant hand Eat a meal with your eyes closed (to aid you in realizing that most food appeal is visual) Keep only necessary foods available, such as foods with high nutritional value Clear dishes directly into the garbage after completing the meal Do not offer sweets to children Eat with someone Eat slowly Save one item from each meal to eat later Do not use high calorie items for snacks Experiment with either exotic or attractively prepared foods Swallow food in your mouth before taking another bite Eat all food with utensils Limit drinks which have high calorie content, especially at meal time Plan delays during each meal Chew food slowly and completely Concentrate on food being eaten, not what remains on the plate Set weekly goals for losing weight, changing behaviors and learning new skills Keep a detailed record of food consumption, meals and snacks Make a collage of pictures of how you’d like to look and feel and desired activities In addition to the above ‘tricks’, engage in regular scheduled physical activity, preferably in groups, for improving health, feeling better, recreation and relaxation, reducing depression, increasing self-confidence, better weight control, socialization and camaraderie, healthy competition, self- improvement. And develop an active lifestyle by doing things like using stairs instead of an elevator and parking the car further from your destination. I hope these tips will bring you to a higher level of health for all the days to come. Dr. Martin Orimenko Live Well Holistic Health...

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Take Care of Your Spine – Regular Care Improves Your Health

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Back Pain, Chiropractic, Exercise, Healing, Health Tips, Main Line, Neuropathy, Pain, Philadelphia Area, Sports Injuries, Therapy | 0 comments

Take Care of Your Spine – Regular Care Improves Your Health

Care of your spine is like care of your teeth, a must. Neglected teeth leads to deterioration, which looks bad, feels bad and is very costly when you finally decide to take care of them. The spine, with its 24 vertebrae, houses your spinal cord, part of your central nervous system. Emanating from the spinal cord between each pair of vertebrae are pairs of spinal nerves that lead to your organs, muscles, skin and every single inch of your insides. These nerves control and monitor every activity in every part of your body. Between each pair of vertebrae is a disc. The discs are made of fibrous ligaments with a soft gelatinous center. The spinal nerves lie next to these discs. If a vertebrae gets moved out of alignment, or if a disc bulges (‘slipped disc’), pressure is put on the spinal nerves, and whatever structures those nerves lead to gets compromised. Chiropractic spinal adjustments, along with spinal muscle release techniques as I perform them, free the spine and align the vertebrae for optimal nervous system control of your body. Furthermore, any kinks, knots, stiffness, sprains or strains of your neck or back left untreated can lead to a progression of deterioration, ultimately leaving you with early debility. You do not want to be one of those people that looks and feels old before their time, stiff, inflexible and unable to live life freely. How does a neglected spine lead to early arthritis and debility? Stiffness and knots create decreased range of motion and, because vertebrae are being rocked out of alignment, pressure is put on the nerves and discs as well. This starves the discs of nourishment because less fluid gets into the spinal joints which, due to lack of blood supply, rely on movement for their lubrication. This leads to disc thinning, bone spur formations and eventual immobility in that area. We’ve all seen seniors who are hunched over, or can’t turn their heads or bend over to tie their shoes. Many people take better care of their cars than their spines. Maintenance is the key! Give your spine regular ‘adjustments’ BEFORE issues arise. This will keep the body, including your immune system, digestion and all bodily functions operating at optimal levels AND slow down spinal aging! Maintenance is how we treat our teeth, our cars and our spines. Regular maintenance for your spine means coming in for a special gentle chiropractic spinal treatment with Dr. Martin Orimenko every four to six weeks. Keep your spine limber and your body functioning at its peak with regularly scheduled spinal adjustments....

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How to Work Out Your Lower Back for a Youthful You

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Exercise | 0 comments

Lower back pain can be quite common in adults and is often due to muscle strain, injury, improper posture, or staying in one position for too long. At Live Well Holistic Health, we believe that everyone can maintain a youthful body through proper exercise and good maintenance protocols.A youthful body is one that is both elastic and strong. Training the body to be flexible and agile are key to pain and injury prevention. That said, we would like to recommend some gentle strengthening exercises for the lower back that also target abdominal area, buttocks, and legs.Strengthening the lower back not only helps to improve overall physical health, but it also helps to prevent wear and tear on joints and reduce the possibility of injury. In the following exercises, you will be working on fortifying this area while also developing your core muscles for better overall alignment and support.

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Workouts That Are Easy on Your Back

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Exercise | 0 comments

At Live Well Holistic Health, most of our patients have problems with their spines, whether nagging or chronic. Besides receiving gentle chiropractic adjustments that help the spine find a natural and healthy alignment, we recommend supporting your treatment with workouts that are easy on your back.

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The Healthy Way to Jumpstart Your Morning

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Energy, Exercise, Health Tips | 0 comments

Not everyone is a morning person, but we all have to get up sometime. At Live Well Holistic Health, we are quite aware that for some of you it is a task to get yourself in action, and with this in mind we would like to suggest some effective steps to get your motor running.

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How to Strengthen Your Knees Through Exercise

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Exercise | 1 comment

We place a great deal of weight on our knees during any physical activity. Because of this, it is important to keep the knees strengthened through exercise. Understanding the structure of the area is key to making sure that all supporting elements are fortified to avoid injury.

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