Health is a gift you give yourself

Health is a gift you give yourself

Many of us approach “getting healthy” like an unpleasant task we’d rather put off for another day. It may seem overwhelming to face so many messages in the media, on our social feeds, and in our everyday lives that offer conflicting messages about what “getting healthy” really means, or how we even begin.

Mercy Fitness Center promotes the EXOS 4-pillar philosophy as a balanced approach to total health: mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. No matter where you are on your health journey, taking this balanced approach and making small changes is a manageable and actionable approach to self-care. Give yourself—and those you love—the gift of a healthier you with these four pillars as your guide.

Develop a healthy mindset

Break down the mental barriers that prevent you from making positive changes by building a healthy and resilient mindset. Anything is possible if you put your mind to work believing you can do it.

Fuel good health with nutrition

Start small and replace one unhealthy snack or drink every day with the nutrient-dense fuel your body and brain crave. You only have one body, so treat it like you would a high-performance engine that requires specific fuel to perform at its best.

Incorporate movement every day

Human bodies crave movement. We’re made for it! The benefits of regular movement extend beyond cardiovascular health and include improved mental function, better balance and healthy bones as we age.

Take breaks for recovery

A body in motion without rest is a body well on its way to injury. Incorporate a variety of recovery options into your total wellness plan to build resiliency and immune function and see better long-term results from your movement strategy.

The rewards of giving yourself the gift of health are powerful and long-lasting, and all it takes is one step in the right direction every day. Mercy Fitness Center members have access to the knowledge and expertise of both Mercy and EXOS, world leaders in human health and performance. Take advantage of those resources by setting up an assessment and goal-setting session with any of our nationally accredited EXOS trainers or Sports Performance coaches, and give yourself the gift of even better health and performance in 2020, and beyond. It’s a gift you deserve to give yourself this season!