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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.

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.

In this day and age, there is plenty of misinformation that gets spread about a variety of subjects and chiropractic treatments are no exception. Bellow Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few of the myths about chiropractic treatments that might make a potential patient hesitant to pursue chiropractic as a viable treatment option.

Myth #1: Chiropractic is Only for Back Pain

Chiropractic treatments have been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of areas of the body, not to mention vital systems of the body (like the immune system, the GI system, and the central nervous system).

Myth #2: Chiropractors Aren't As Educated as Traditional Physicians

Chiropractors go to school for at least 4 years in order to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and have to go to 3-4 years of an undergraduate college program.

Myth #3: Chiropractic Adjustments Are Only For Those Who Are Injured

Although it's true that chiropractic adjustments benefit those who experience injury, it's equally true that chiropractic treatment can help you avoid injury and increase flexibility and range of motion, not to mention provide drug-free pain relief to common conditions that affect many patients daily.

Contact Holmes Chiropractic to learn more about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you.

Stretching is vital for keeping the body healthy and successfully recovering from a nasty workout, however, many folks who stretch are doing it the wrong way, which can seriously compromise the amazing results you're supposed to be getting from the time you invest in stretching.

Read on for a few measures that serve as suggestions in order to get in a proper stretch.

Stretch AFTER Your Workout

Stretching before your workout isn't the best way to go about the situation since stretching is designed to reduce tension in your body and your muscles after a workout. Working out after you stretch will slowly defeat the purpose of all that stretching you did to begin with over the course of your workout.

Hold Your Stretches

Hold stretches anywhere from 20-30 seconds to get the full effect. Try not to bounce as you stretch. Holding your body in perfect position will maximize your efforts.

Stretch In a Warm Room

Stretch in a heated room which will help your muscles become more pliable.

Working yoga-style stretches into your routine is ideal to increase your flexibility and range of motion. If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatments are the perfect companion to an active lifestyle, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

When it comes to nutrition, more of us should be thinking about what we eat and what it does for us nutritionally. Some foods are especially good for energy while others are great for brain fuel. Below Holmes Chiropractic goes over a few foods that will have you thinking more clearly and in a more focused fashion.

1.) Walnuts

When you eat Walnuts you're giving yourself the gift of the top nut for brain health. Walnuts are packed with DHA, which is a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. DHA has been shown to improve cognitive performance in adults and help prevent age-related mental decline.

2.) Avocado

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that promote healthy circulation and blood flow to your thinker.

3.) Turmeric

This spice/root is filled with compounds that help out the brain and has been shown to help in the treatment of Alzheimer's.  

If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatments can help you feel amazing when combined with a healthy diet, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

MMA fighters and those who train in the martial arts (ie. kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, etc.) stand to gain a vast array of health benefits from chiropractic treatment. Below are a few ways chiropractic helps the MMA fighter in particular. 

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Chiropractic adjustments result in drug-free pain relief. MMA fighters have to worry about all sorts of testing for foreign and banned substances, so chiropractic treatments are a great way to stay in the clear in that department.

Improved Range of Motion

Chiropractic treatments will help improve your range of motion, which will help you land shots you could never land before.

Engage in Active Recovery

Chiropractic treatment can be considered a form of active revoery (like yoga, for instance). Try chiropractic treatments on your day off to get something productive done instead of watching TV on the couch.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic adjustments can benefit MMA fighters, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.

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