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At Holmes Chiropractic we like letting our patients know what they can do outside of their routine visits with the chiropractor in order to maximize wellness and productivity.

Yoga is a great addition to any wellness routine which might also include a healthy diet, rigorous exercise, and routine visits with Holmes Chiropractic. However, some of us can find many excuses not to get to the yoga studio. Maybe it's financial reasons, maybe it's because of a sheer lack of time. Either way, below are a couple of ways that you can fit yoga into any daily routine.

1.) Start Doing Yoga at Work

It doesn't matter if you're sitting at the desk or you're up on your feet for hours on end, it's easy to take a minute out of even the most packed, stressful schedules to "stretch it out." You can get some good time in stretching out your legs, hamstrings, your lower back, your spine, your neck, and more.

2.) Make Yoga a Part of Your Active Recovery Plan

After we work out hard one day we might rationalize taking the next day off. But, the truth is, who has that kind of time? Often, our days off are great opportunities to remain active while remembering to be gentle on our bodies. Yoga is an amazing antidote for the physically demanding workload. It's perfect for the athlete and the weekend warrior alike!

If you have any additional questions about how you can incorporate yoga into your daily routine, contact Holmes Chiropractic today.

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As the season changes, it's time to prioritize the health of your spine

Say goodbye to the winter slog- it's time to freshen up your routine. Along with spring cleaning, you should always focus on the health of your spine. A great way to limit the impact of back pain on your life is by focusing on adding stability into your lower back. Your core and associated stabilizing muscles should be much more than a set of muscles developed for appearance's sake; let's look at the muscles which contribute to spinal stability and what they do for you:

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With so much focus on how to workout, we need to make sure we aren't working out the wrong way! 

For many of us, working out is the first part of our routine to go out the window. Outside of work, working out is the activity that requires the most energy input and therefore it is the easiest to set aside on a day when you are feeling lazy. Let's change our attitudes toward working out and avoid these common mistakes.

Are you actively practicing any of these workout pitfalls? 

  • Working out for the mirror: mirror muscles are chests, shoulders, abs, biceps, triceps and traps; the ones that make you look great. Looking great is a part of feeling good, but by focusing on only these muscles, you are foregoing the strengthening of muscles that matter for the longevity of your body. 
  • Working out is a chore: if you dread the hour of your day you have carved out for working out, chances are you are due for a change of activity. Focus on muscle building and cardio conditioning activities that you actually enjoy. 
  • Taking short cuts on your warm up: This is the most important part of your work out. If you are going to take short cuts, make them in the actual exercise. Falling short on the warm up leaves you susceptible to injury and actually harms your chances of building muscle effectively. 
  • Cardio before strength training: choosing cardio first can sap your energy levels that you need for muscle building. Try alternating days between the two or doing cardio after weights. 
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When it comes to spinal health, posture is king

Unless you are constantly changing your position throughout the day, you are likely to settle in to some kind of posture that is putting undue pressure on some part of the body. Because "proper posture" involves a lot of positioning of the upper body, slumping and slouching causes a lot of the problems to filter down to the lower back, which is responsible for bearing the weight of the upper body. Read on to find out how you can make "good posture," second nature. 

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Finding your ideal target weight

Chiropractic and weight loss are two subjects that overlap and influence one another. Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the daily burden on the spine and prevents many of the deleterious spinal conditions that come with age and natural wear and tear, considerably increasing the efficacy of chiropractic treatment. But how does chiropractic influence weight loss? Chances are, you are already aware of an ideal target weight. But getting yourself there can feel overwhelming- where to start? 

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Flexibility and range of motion are the first things to go with age. When we are young, we take everything for granted: how could tying your shoelace cause you pain? As we grow older, seemingly harmless motions can contribute to a vicious cycle of pain. While pain limits motion, limited motion can lead to injury, and this is a cycle that many Americans are led into by jobs that require long hours in front of the computer. At Holmes Chiropractic, we want you to rediscover the joys of having a full range of motion Below are just a few of the benefits you can enjoy from a more flexible body:

  1. Confidence that regular motion will not create pain. 
  2. Better athletic performance
  3. Better posture
  4. Longer connective tissues and muscles
  5. Prevention of injury

Contact Information

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Telephone: (713) 862-2440

Address: 1111 North Loop West, Ste. 155, Houston, TX 77008

email: rholmes59@hotmail.com

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