Staying Healthy at Home
Mercy Fitness Center is committed to helping our members and staff remain healthy while staying home to curb the spread of COVID-19. Use the EXOS resources below to support a healthy immune system, keep a positive outlook, and maintain the progress you’ve made toward your fitness goals.
Read a message from Mercy Clinic leadership about the decision to close Mercy Fitness Center and Mercy Sports Performance March 15-27 by clicking here.
March 26, 2020 update
Mercy Fitness Center and Mercy Sports Performance will remain closed through April 30 and will re-open May 1.
Staying healthy requires that we understand what our health and fitness goals will require of us.
A big part of maintaining a positive mindset in times of uncertainty is that we acknowledge the stress we’re facing and how it’s affecting each family member. Each person’s response to stress is unique, but can include difficulty concentrating or sleeping, volatile emotions, and an overall decline in healthy immune response.
Nutrition supports the muscles, brain, and immune system.
You’re only as healthy as the fuel you put into your body! Especially when under stress, our bodies need the right fuel to support brain, muscle, and immune system function. Take charge of your family’s nutrition by focusing on what you can control: avoiding constant snacking, hydrating with plenty of water throughout the day, and eating nutritious meals together.
Whenever possible, get outside for fresh air and sunshine.
Take time out from the confines of your home whenever you can. Take a walk, play a game with your family, and enjoy a change of scenery. Fitness Center and Sports Performance members also have free access to EXOS’ virtual fitness partner, Wellbeats, through April 30. Check your email for access information.
The value of adequate sleep, as well as active and passive recovery, can’t be overstated.
Maintain healthy sleep and purposeful recovery habits while at home. That could include keeping a normal work and school schedule, limiting screen time within an hour of bedtime, and even setting an alarm to keep a waking routine. Keeping waking and sleeping schedules as close to normal as possible will also make it easier to transition back to work and school when the time comes.
Looking for more tips and ideas for yourself and your family? Follow Mercy Fitness Center – Edmond I-35 on Facebook for the workout ideas, recipes, and motivation you need to stay healthy and active at home. Plus, check out our blog for more helpful articles and resources, and feel free to share with friends!