Category: Recovery

4-Pillar Foundation Series: the importance of recovery for total health

4-Pillar Foundation Series: the importance of recovery for total health

Rest and recovery are an essential pillar of a healthy lifestyle. The EXOS 4-Pillar Approach highlights how mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery work together to establish a foundation for overall health and well-being. Of those 4 Pillars, recovery may be the most important. What is recovery? You’ve heard that it’s important to take breaks now...

Better Sleep Tonight, Healthier You Tomorrow

Better Sleep Tonight, Healthier You Tomorrow

By Erin Covey, Mercy Fitness Personal Trainer Sleep is one of the most important things your body needs. A lack of good sleep can be a reason why you aren’t losing weight, get sick easily, or feel stressed. Check out some of the easiest ways you can achieve better sleep tonight. Unplug Your phone, TV,...

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Learn the difference between these two products, and how to decide which is best for you. By Justin Klein, RD CSSD LD, Performance Dietician for EXOS at Mercy Fitness Center ————— Lean protein plays a key role in stabilizing our energy levels, providing nutrients to our bodies for recovery and repair, and protecting our immune...

Recovery Nutrition

Recovery Nutrition

Recovery nutrition has evolved into a science that combines carbohydrates, proteins, fluids, and electrolytes to ensure the body is refueled, re-hydrated, and has the raw ingredients necessary to repair and rebuild muscle tissue. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. The amount and ratio of nutrients varies with age, gender, body size, physical condition, and more. Use...