Tips for Better Sleep

Peaceful, restful sleep can be more evasive to some as opposed to others. A high school teenager might get more sleep than, say, a new parent or someone suffering from insomnia. Even little aches and pains that we live with every day might be contributing to a less restful night of sleep.

The good news is there’s a lot you can do to set yourself up for a better night of sleep… on a nightly basis!

Exercise to Exhaustion

Stay committed to your fitness routine, whether it’s going on that run 3-5 times a week or making yourself go to Yoga and Muay Thai lessons, make sure that you’re spending the requisite amount of energy working your body to exhaustion. You’ll be surprised how much better you sleep!

Cut Caffeine

Going from 7 to 2 cups of coffee each day will help you achieve better sleep. Try to also cut off consuming caffeinated beverages past 3pm or 4pm to ensure the effects have worn off by the time you hit your bed.

Stretch it Out

Taking a yoga class and/or stretching each day and night will help your body feel more relaxed and reduce tension in your body. You’ll feel more comfortable when it’s time to get those Zs.

Chiropractic adjustments are also a great tool to use to help you achieve better sleep. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Why You Need a Chiropractor in Your Life

Most people think of the chiropractor as someone who helps them get through a back injury, which is only partly true. Sure, Holmes Chiropractic is no stranger to helping our patients work through neck pain, back pain, and leg pain, not to mention joint problems, insomnia, and much, much more.

Below are a few key reasons why you should consider chiropractic treatment and why you should garner a closer relationship with your local chiropractor. 

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Life hurts, plain and simple. Even seemingly innocuous activities like sitting in the car or sitting at your work desk put a tremendous amount of wear and wear on your spine. Those who live more active lifestyles have to contend with injuries and wear and tear, in which cases chiropractic treatments are particularly useful for drug-free, all-natural pain relief.

Optimize Your Body and Mind

Your spine is inextricably linked to your brain and helps your brain communicate with the rest of your body. These channels can experience blockages due to misalignment. Your local chiropractor has the power to recalibrate your body and mind, helping boost cognitive function, coordination, not to mention increase your range of motion.

It’s a Soothing Experience

Visiting your chiropractor is a wonderful experience where all the focus is put on you. We create a comfortable atmosphere where you will feel safe and taken care of. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

3 Ways to Make Your Off Days More Productive

When it comes to our days off, many of us like to make plans of doing nothing. For many of us, a day off entails sitting on the couch, indulging in comfort food, and streaming 6-12 episodes of our favorite television show.

The truth is, our off days present amazing opportunities to engage in relaxation while crossing a few things off the to-do list. Below are a few ways to make your off days a little more productive.

1.) Limit Your Screen Time

Many of us spend our workdays in front of the computer, so it’s a good idea to limit time on devices on the weekends to ensure you get done what you need to get done.

2.) Get Outside

Try to get out of the house and stay out of the car, which will help you get some fresh air and much-needed time outdoors.

3.) Set An Objective or Two

Setting weekend goals is a good idea to get a little extra done and distinguish yourself. Whether the goal is work-related or something personal, make sure you see it through. 

Chiropractic treatments are also a great way to boost your productivity as chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help your body, brain, and your internal systems function in a more optimum capacity. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

Everyday Activities that Lead to Back Pain

Chances are, the things we do every day are the things that could potentially sideline us with an injury. Generally, when we’re performing a new task, we give it the proper attention and consideration it deserves. Plus, these new things we do each day are usually one-off activities or actions. Repetitive actions are what end up causing us the most wear and tear.

Below are a few everyday activities you might be engaging in which can lead to back problems.

Sitting with Improper Posture

Whether it’s at work, in the car, or in between, if you’re sitting with anything less than perfect posture, then you can end up causing anatomical changes to your spine which can affect your health in adverse ways.

Improper Lifting Technique

Again, whether it’s at work or at play, failing to practice proper lifting technique can sideline you with an injury. Instead, lift with your legs. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and carry loads close to the body in order to save your spine.

Too Much Time in the Chair

We sit a lot, come to think of it. We sit at work, we sit in the car, and we sit on the couch and Netflix on our days off. Sitting for long periods of time causes discomfort and pain, not to mention puts pressure on your muscles and discs in your back and your neck. Instead, try to do as much of your work standing up as you can. Incorporate an hourly stretch routine to switch things up a bit.

If you experience back pain due to the activities mentioned above, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.