All About Fat: The Good and the Bad

“Fat” isn’t always a bad word. There are certain fats that are actually good for your diet. All fats are not equal. In fact, there are several types of fats that may actually be good for your diet in addition to the other types that should be avoided. Before cutting all fats out of your…

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5 Simple Changes to Help You Lose Weight

Are you struggling to lose weight? Try these tips for simple lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight and keep it off.  Making the decision to lose weight is a big first step towards a healthier life. Instead of approaching your weight loss as a temporary diet that will be over when you reach…

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Change Your Attitude for Weight Loss Success

Some people simply aren’t successful when it comes to dieting, and the reason why can often be traced to their frame of mind when they begin the process. In short, you need to be prepared to succeed. Let’s face it: losing weight is challenging right out of the gate. Having a bad attitude is only…

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Fueling for Endurance

Fueling for endurance3.27.2012 View more presentations from knightrunner  …

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Optimal Performance Series

Reminder, starting Tuesday, March 6, Mercy Sports Medicine will host a new series of educational presentations on a variety of topics to help you get ready for the upcoming Canton marathon, half marathon or any other racing goals. Attend these free programs where experts will discuss: Functional Movement Screening Tuesday, March 6 Training Plan Basics…

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Foam Rolling

The benefits of a good massage are well known in the running community. According to Pam Mancini, PTA, LMT, a physical therapy assistant and licensed massage therapist at Mercy Sports Medicine, the benefits of therapeutic massage include: • Relief of muscle tension and stiffness • Faster healing of strained muscles • Reduced muscle spasms •…

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Anticipation

You put in numerous hard workouts, keeping yourself in shape, as you try to get ready for an upcoming race. How do you know when you'll see the results of those hard workouts? What is the magical mix of workouts and rest that result in that PR? It really is a balancing act, like stated…

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Fueling for Exercise

When and what to eat Whether you are new to running or a seasoned marathon runner, what you eat and when you eat can affect your performance and the way you feel during exercise. It is all about timing   Eating a large meal before you exercise may make you feel sluggish and cause cramping,…

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Running Injuries are a Common Occurrence

Mercy Sports Medicine is offering a free running injury check-up from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month and from 5–6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Mercy Sports Medicine professionals will review your current condition and make recommendations. No appointment is…

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