New Year’s Eve is a time of year where many people take it upon themselves to head out to nightclubs and bars in order to pay expensive cover charges and stand shoulder to shoulder with massive crowds, which can often present unsafe situations for any of us.

Below, Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few ways to ring in the new year as safely as possible.

Stay at Home

Hold a small soiree at your place this year in order to avoid crowds and paying exorbitant sums of money for overpriced drinks. Invite a few cherished friends. Watch a good movie and eat some fun cuisine.

Limit Your Alcohol Intake

It’s a plain and simple fact that our inhibitions are diminished when we drink adult beverages, so we’re less likely to make impulsive choices if we steer clear of it. There aren’t many worse ways to start out the new year than with a hangover.

Be Productive

Work on a project or task leading into the evening instead of watching the ball drop — it’s a great way to start your new year on a positive note.

Contact Holmes Chiropractic to learn about how our treatments can help you achieve your resolutions this year. We have a long track record of treating the whole patient, instead of just masking the symptoms.

At Holmes Chiropractic we just want to check-in before the end of the year to see how our patients are feeling.

Did you accomplish all of your health and wellness goals for 2019?

Now is the time to take stock of how your year went, identify your strong points and point out your weak areas where you may have underachieved. One good indicator is how you feel. If you’ve changed your diet, do you find yourself feeling more healthy on a daily basis? Do you find yourself feeling particularly awful now when you eat something low in nutrition?

Taking a look at your new benchmarks can be another good indicator. Are you feeling stronger? If your mile time at an all-time low? If you haven’t seen the results you wanted, maybe it’s time to look in the mirror for ways you can improve.

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to feel amazing year-round and a great way to set the tone for a healthy and productive 2020. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn more about how our treatments bring out a better you.

Instead of getting your friend or family member a gift card to a restaurant or that next must-have smart device, perhaps it’s a better idea to provide a gift that involves some sort of self-care practice. Below, Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few alternative gift ideas to give to your loved ones this holiday season.

Yoga Classes

Most people intend to do something like yoga and simply never go through with it. Often, we get out of our comfort zones when persuaded by others, and this can certainly occur due to a gift. Buy that friend or family member a one month yoga pass at your local studio. Maybe even opt to take the class with them!

Kettlebells

You might not think of exercising as practicing self-care, but it actually is. Kettlebells are great to have at the house and provide you with a number of core lift options to build your back, which will help protect your spine.

Chiropractic Treatment

You might not think of it initially, but a visit with the local chiropractor is a fantastic gift idea. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to learn more about our rates and services. Chiropractic adjustments provide an assortment of self-care benefits for the entire family!

The holidays present a time where many of us slack off on our health and wellness routines. Not only that, but the holidays also happen to be a time where many of us overspend on gifts and create stressful situations for ourselves in order to create idealized holiday events that are better suited in the movies. 

Instead, think of the holiday break as a great time to double-down on your wellness routine, not to mention practice a little self-care that will go a long way during a time of year where some of us lose sight of what the holidays are supposed to be about: spending quality time with our loved ones.

During your holiday break, try to get out into the world and do something — maybe go on a nature hike or visit a museum. Do something that expands your world a little bit instead of just going through the same holiday routine.

Make sure that you practice a few traditions along the way, which is what the holidays are about. If you come from a less ideal family situation, it’s time for you to create your own, new traditions with your loved ones.

Make sure to alleviate any stress or anxiety, which are two common emotions associated with this time of year, with chiropractic treatments, which provide drug-free pain relief for your back, neck, and joints, not to mention reduce anxiety, boost mood, and help patients achieve more restful sleep. Contact Holmes Chiropractic to learn more about how chiropractic treatment will help you have a stress and anxiety-free holiday season.

It’s important to get outdoors when we can, especially as many of us stay cooped up in cars driving in traffic, cramped in cubicles working our daily grinds, many of us living in dense urban centers that are well-populated. Even the places where many of us try to get our workouts in are overcrowded, so it’s important to check out and decompress outdoors every once in a while.

Holmes Chiropractic believes in the benefits of staying connected — both to each other and mother nature. Even during the colder months of the year, you can put the onus on yourself, bundle up, and get your nature fix. Take a hike or go on a trail run in lieu of hitting up the treadmill.

Go rock climbing if weather permits. Or, you can take full advantage of the adverse weather and head up to the mountains for skiing or snowboarding, which are both good exercises for engaging your core.

Chiropractic treatment is also a great way to recover from your new outdoorsy lifestyle. Contact us today for an adjustment, which will help optimize your body and mind.

If you’re feeling a little tired and uncomfortable after your Black Friday festivities, read on for a few recovery tips from Holmes Chiropractic.

Getting up in the wee hours of the night to go explore the immense savings that Black Friday has to offer undeniably puts stress on your body, not to mention disrupts your normal sleep cycles. It’s important to take a few of the measures we mention below to secure your health and wellness after you get back home.

Hydrate

Drink half your body weight in ounces of water leading up to your big shopping day as well as the day of. Staying hydrated helps your body and brain function at optimum capacity. Dehydration can lead to loss of focus, headaches, not to mention loss of motor skills.

Stretch it Out

Take a yoga class or at the very least engage in a 20-45 minute stretch after you hit the shops — your body will thank you.

See Your Local Chiropractor

Seeing your local chiropractic care specialist is a great way to decompress after Black Friday. Contact us today to learn more about who we are and what we do. Holmes Chiropractic has a long track record of keeping entire families healthy and well.