3 Simple Ways to Add Exercise to Your Busy Life

Spring can get busy, making it a challenge to find time for workouts. When you can’t get to the gym, try one (or all) of the following options. If you have an additional idea to share, please add a comment! Go for a walk. It’s simple, accessible, and easy to fit in your schedule. Maximize…

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Get SMART: a Five-step Process for Long-term Lifestyle Changes

Do you find it difficult to reach or maintain health related goals? After you have achieved your original weight loss goal, do you find that you stop prioritizing it and regain the weight – causing you to have to start all over again, creating a cycle? When we make lifestyle changes, like with diet and…

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Mercy to Hold OPTIFAST Weight Loss Open House in March

If you resolved to lose weight in 2013 for better health, it’s not too late! Mercy Medical Center Weight Management Services is holding an open house where you can learn more about OPTIFAST®, our medically safe weight-loss program for adults. At the open house, you can: Meet Mercy’s staff members Sample OPTIFAST products Get tips…

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Banish Belly Fat

Banish That Belly All fat is not created equal. That spare tire is called “visceral fat” and it can affect your health in different ways. Belly fat can contribute to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other conditions. You may have seen TV ads for magic pills or special exercises that target belly fat. The truth is…

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Weight For You Class

Title: Weight For You Class Location: OPTIFAST Classroom Description: Supervised weight control program focusing on food and behavioral changes to promote weight loss. Thies 12-week program for adults is taught by one of our Registered Dietitians. Two class times are offered: 4:45-5:15 pm and 5:30-6:00 pm. Call 330-588-4854 for details and registration. Date: 2013-01-17…

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OPTIFAST® Open House – January 14th, 2013

Title: OPTIFAST® Open House – January 14th, 2013 Location: Mercy Surgery Center Atrium: 1320 Mercy Dr. N.W., Canton, OH 44708 Description: Noon – 2:00 p.m./4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sign up at the open house and receive 50% OFF initial medical testing. Come meet our staff, sample OPTIFAST products and learn how our program can…

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OPTIFAST® Open House

Title: OPTIFAST® Open House Location: Mercy Surgery Center Atrium: 1320 Mercy Dr. N.W., Canton, OH 44708 Description: Sign up at the open house and receive $75 OFF initial history and physical. Come meet our staff, sample OPTIFAST products and learn how our program can help you: • Lose a significant amount of weight through a…

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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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