• 3 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

    January 25, 2015 09:56 PM

    Health and Wellness Exercise Nutrition

    Patients frequently discuss their diet and nutrition with us. We often hear people say that they can't lose those last few pesky pounds. Here are a few ways to boost your metabolism.

    1. Never Skip Breakfast! Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, but eating in the morning will jumpstart your calorie burn for the day. Keep your breakfast healthy and nutritional to get the best start to your day.

    2. Eat the Correct Number of Calories Knowing the correct calorie intake for your height and weight can play a big part in boosting your metabolism. If you are also trying to lose weight, subtract calories from the recommended calorie intake for you. Talk to your doctor to find out the best way to determine your correct calorie intake.

    3. Exercise Regularly Not only does burning calories boost your metabolism, so does building muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat.

    Call your local Chiropractic Partners office today to schedule an appointment and discuss your nutrition and wellness.

    Posted by: Dr. Sean Smith
  • Easy Ways to “Trick” Yourself Into Eating Healthier

    January 15, 2015 05:53 PM

    Nutrition Health and Wellness

    Eating healthy may seem like it is easy enough to do. However, when you’re busy or tired, it is much easier to just grab something simple. Often, these simple choices are not very healthy. Here are a few tricks to make eating healthier more convenient.

    Cut Up Fruits and Veggies Once a Week

    Pick a day to do some simple food preparation each week. Just do things such as chopping up your veggies for snacks or salads. Dip broccoli, carrots, or celery in hummus or salsa for a healthy snack. Prefer fruit? Pre-slice some apples or pears and pre-portion your grapes. To prevent the apples or pears from turning brown, dip them in a lemon juice/water combination or pineapple juice for 10 seconds.

    Blend Vegetables into Sauces

    If you aren’t a big fan of the texture or flavor of a certain vegetable but want to eat it for the vitamins it will add to your diet, try blending it into a sauce or dressing. The other flavors involved will help mask the flavor of the vegetable you dislike.

    Drink Vegetable Juice or Green Smoothies

    Mix some of your favorite vegetables together in a smoothie. Add one of your favorite fruits to the drink to sweeten it a bit or grind up some almonds to add protein. Prefer vegetable juice? Drinking one glass a day will usually give you two servings of fruits and vegetables. Check out some great smoothie recipes here.

    These simple steps can make eating healthy much easier and more convenient for you. Talk to your local chiropractor at your next appointment and ask if they have any other recommendations for healthy eating. Call one of our convenient locations today!

    Posted by: Dr. Brook Wallace
  • A New Year Brings New Resolutions

    January 06, 2015 09:20 PM

    Health and Wellness Nutrition

    As we get ready to ring in another new year, many people make resolutions that they have every intention of keeping. Unfortunately, for most, these resolutions are short lived. Here are a few tips to help you keep some of the most common New Year’s resolutions.
     
    “I’m going to eat less junk food”
    Instead of focusing on what you’re going to eat less of, focus on what you’re going to eat more of! And eating “less junk food” doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of food that tastes good. Replace one “junky” snack with a healthy snack each day for a week. After a week, continue to replace other parts of your diet with healthier options. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to eat healthier.
     
    “I’m going to be more active”
    Being more active doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy relaxing. Start by reducing the amount of time you spend in front of the television. Get up and get moving one extra time a week to get started. Set a limit on the amount of time you spend being “lazy” every week. This will help you become more active.
     
    These are just a couple of the most common resolutions people set for the new year. What is your resolution? Talk to your chiropractor about how you can keep your resolution to get and stay healthier. Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment!
    Posted by: Dr. John Smith
  • $35,000 Raised for the Boys and Girls’ Club of Wake Forest in the 9th Annual Gobbler’s Run!

    December 11, 2014 01:01 PM

    Sports and Chiropractic Exercise

    Thanksgiving Day 2014 brought with it the 9th annual Gobbler’s Run benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest. As in past years, it was a great success! A huge thank you goes out to Dr. Russ Redd and Cat Redd for their diligent organization and execution of the Run year after year. We had fun running and walking through the streets with turkey hats on and thankfulness in our hearts. We want to share the great results of the race with you!

    -  The Run raised $35,000 this year! That brings the grand total over 9 years to over $200,000 raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest.

    Spoke Cycles of Wake Forest donated a bike that was auctioned off to one lucky winner.

    -  There were nearly 2,000 participants! This year’s race featured professional chip timing using the Jaguar "disposable bib-chip" timing system provided by Precision Race. Results can be viewed here. The fastest time for the 5k was run by 23 year old Chris Capps of Willow Springs at just under 16 minutes!

    This event takes a lot of partnership and volunteers to organize and we are grateful for the Redd's leadership. We look forward to the milestone 10th annual Gobbler’s Run! Please plan to join us.

    *Picture courtesy of the Wake Forest Weekly.

    Posted by: Dr. Russ Redd
  • There’s a Storm A’Comin’!

    December 05, 2014 10:31 PM

    Back Pain Neck Pain

    I’m sure you have heard the old saying, “There’s a storm a’comin’.” Likely, someone who had joint pain said their shoulder or “trick knee” was acting up and telling them the weather was changing. Believe it or not, there is some truth to this!

    Due to changes in barometric pressure, inflammation can increase when the weather changes. The fact of the matter is, if you have a “trick knee” or old injury that you think can “tell the weather,” chiropractic can help!

    Many people do not know that chiropractors can adjust joints. If you have inflammation, tightness, stiffness, or another complaint in a joint; call your chiropractor. Your chiropractor may be able to alleviate the pain or discomfort you are experiencing. There are adjustments and therapies that can be done to help.

    So, stop trying to predict the weather with your knee! Call one of our convenient locations today for an appointment. You can read more about how weather effects your body here.

    Posted by: Dr. Matt Schmid