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How to Have a Productive MLK Day Weekend

It's an unfortunate thing that many of us resign ourselves to doing nothing over a 3-day weekend, perhaps because it is widely believed that relaxation is the best way to recover from a workweek. When you remain active over the weekends you'll actually find that you have more energy throughout the week. Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few ways to stay active over MLK Day weekend.

Play a Team Sport

Get your friends together to play a sport of some sort (softball, basketball, football, the list goes on), which will force you to get outdoors, exercise, and even connect with friends.

Engage in Active Recovery

Instead of sitting on the couch all day, go for a hike or take a yoga class, which counts as being active and is also low impact and easy on the body. That way you can cross off two boxes: being active; and practicing self-care.

Visit the Chiropractor

When you visit the chiropractor you are doing your entire body a fantastic service. Our treatments pair up with a healthy lifestyle incredibly well. To learn more about how chiropractic treatment can fit nicely into your active lifestyle, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today.

5 Great Habits to Gain in 2020

As we approach this new year, many of us might have goals related to our health and wellness, not to mention our careers, families, and everything in between. Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few healthy habits that you should consider building this year, which will set the tone for a happy and healthy year for you.

1.) Wake up 1 Hour Earlier Each Day

Waking up 1 hour earlier might seem daunting at first, but you'll get used to it and grow to appreciate it. You'll be able to get a good run in, meditate, cook a good breakfast, or stick to whatever morning ritual you'd like to create. It's a better way to start each day.

2.) Be a Helper

Start helping people around you and you'll find that the good cheer is contagious. What else are we here to do but help take care of each other?

3.) Eat Clean, Whole Foods

Try to eat clean, whole foods -- and plenty of veggies, too. If there's ever a choice between eating junk or fasting, go with fasting. Stop putting stuff in your body that doesn't serve you.

4.) Drink Half Your Body Weight in Ounces of Water Each Day

Staying hydrated will help set the tone for feeling great throughout the day. You'd be surprised how much dehydration can drag you down.

5.) Practice Self-Care

Practicing self-care is hugely important, which means participating in active recovery on your off days, perhaps building a yoga practice, and especially coming out to Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center for a chiropractic adjustment. Contact us today to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Ergonomic Gift Ideas

When choosing which gifts we should give our loved ones this year, it's important to keep everyone's wellness in mind. Purchasing gifts that keep our health in mind are the types of gifts that keep on giving. Below are a few ergonomic gift ideas that anyone can benefit from.

Ergonomic Office Chair

This might be a more expensive gift idea, but purchasing a chair that helps a loved one hold perfect posture would benefit those who work demanding schedules in front of a computer.

Foot Pads

Footpads are a great idea for those who have standing desks. There are all sorts of options that provide cushion and some that even have massage surfaces.

Standing Desk Converter

If you know someone with a sit-down desk, a standing desk converter kit will be an awesome gift idea.

Chiropractic treatments are a great compliment for adjusting to new ergonomic products that you incorporate into your home and office. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule a consultation for you or a loved one.

It's the End of the Year, Did You Take Advantage of Your Health Insurance?

As the end of the year approaches it's important to take a close look at your health insurance. If you've already paid up to your deductible, it's a great idea to get in some health services before your deductible resets at the beginning of the coming year. 

If you have any sort of extensive needs toward the end of the year, it might even be a good idea to get them done now, that way you don't risk getting close to your annual maximum at the beginning of the year. You want to make sure that you get the coverage you need year-round.

Chiropractic adjustments are viable treatments to get during this time of year as the holiday stressful season steamrolls toward us. Chiropractic treatments are covered by many health insurance plans, and we always try to work with our patients to ensure our treatments come in at agreeable prices that fit just about any budget.

Contact us this week or next to get your adjustment in before your health care plan resets at the beginning of the year. Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center has a long track record of providing drug-free wellness treatments that get undeniable results for the entire family.

Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season represents a time where families come together to share gifts and appreciation for one another. Over the years, somehow the holiday season became more about trying to create that perfect picturesque experience that somehow never materializes, because, when it comes down to it, nothing is perfect.

All this gift-giving and family gathering that goes on during the holidays creates tense situations for many of us, which is why Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center would like to go over a few tips to reduce your holiday stress.

1.) Keep it Simple

Instead of having everyone you've ever met over for some sort of holiday gathering, just invite a few quality people that you know will help craft an amazing experience. Create a simple spread and keep the gifts you get for others from getting too elaborate and expensive. This will create a less stressful situation for you in the end.

2.) Remember to Exercise

Get your runs in and get your time at the gym in, because the holiday season is going to throw some amount of stressful craziness your way. You'll find that you're far more mentally fit to handle adverse situations after a great workout, which improves mood and helps reduce anxiety.

3.) See Your Local Chiropractor

Seeing your local chiropractor will help boost your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, not to mention help you achieve more restful sleep. Contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to learn more about who we are and what we can do for your health and wellness. Happy holidays!

Chiropractic for Enhanced Black Friday Recovery

Did Black Friday put you through the wringer this year?

That's okay because there's a lot you can do to alleviate any issues you may be experiencing, whether it be sleep deprivation, headaches, dehydration, backaches, neck pain, leg pain, and more.

At Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center, we'll help you schedule your appointment and when you come to see us you're going to start feeling a whole lot better.

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to improve sleep, even in cases of insomnia. Chiropractic treatments also provide drug-free pain relief and help ease muscle tension, increasing flexibility and range of motion in the process.

Come to think of it, chiropractic treatment by Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center is the perfect antidote for the intense day of shopping that Black Friday is for many people. Go ahead and contact us today to schedule your consultation. We're in the business of helping patients feel healthy and well!