Category: Recovery

RECOVERY: 5 THINGS TO DO AFTER EVERY WORKOUT

RECOVERY: 5 THINGS TO DO AFTER EVERY WORKOUT

When your workout is over, do you immediately want to hit the showers? Take a beat before you rush back to the rest of your day. Use this simple checklist to kickstart your body’s recovery process — and get the most out of each workout. 1. Reflect Give yourself props for what you’ve accomplished with...

RECOVERY: Take a breather to reduce your stress

RECOVERY: Take a breather to reduce your stress

Everyone could use another tool in the toolbox when it comes to handling stress. So the next time you’re feeling stress or anxiety, center yourself with one of these breathing techniques. Most people feel improvements in as little as four to six breath cycles. 1. Resonance breathing True resonance breathing is inhaling for six seconds...

RECOVERY: 3 things to do today to prioritize self-care and recovery

RECOVERY: 3 things to do today to prioritize self-care and recovery

When daily responsibilities pile up and there’s hardly time to break for a meal, it’s natural to start living in reactive mode. You know, snacking on whatever’s around because you missed lunch, staying up past midnight to finish work assignments, then having extra coffee the next day to make up for the loss of sleep....

How to upgrade your sleep environment

How to upgrade your sleep environment

Catching solid Z’s is a critical piece of the puzzle to staying healthy. But sleeping well may be easier said than done. One thing’s for sure: You can’t just expect it to happen. Here’s what the pros say about how to get better sleep. 1. Go to bed and wake up at the same time...

10 tips for reclaiming your workout routine

10 tips for reclaiming your workout routine

If you find that the weather, family, or work obligations have impacted your workout groove, you’re not alone. Here are a few quick tips for reclaiming your workout routine to support a healthy lifestyle. Is the summer heat affecting your motivation to move? Try these tips for safe summer workouts and get moving. Tip No....

Teach yourself how to power nap

Teach yourself how to power nap

Learn how to power nap, you can refresh and re-energize while you work on improving total sleep quantity and quality. We all know there aren’t enough hours in the day, and getting 8-10 hours of sleep every night is just a dream for most of us. Luckily, a nap may be just the ticket to...

Naturally Boost Energy: 10 tips

Naturally Boost Energy: 10 tips

Naturally boost energy, feel better, and see more progress every day with these 10 tips from Exos, the world leader in human performance.

The Complete Guide to Effective Stretching

The Complete Guide to Effective Stretching

One of the most common questions our members ask their trainers is, “When should I stretch?” Effective stretching can be done before and after exercise, but “when” to stretch really depends on what kind of stretching you’ll be doing and what goals you’ve set for yourself. Let’s take a look at the different types of...

4 fitness secrets personal trainers wish you knew

4 fitness secrets personal trainers wish you knew

The personal trainers at Mercy Fitness Center are EXOS-certified Fitness Specialists, an elite-level trainer certification that is rare outside of an EXOS-managed facility. From its humble beginnings and throughout its more than two decades as the world’s leading human performance company, EXOS has focused on whole-person education and development. Trainers and coaches understand how mindset,...

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