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Fuel Your Adventures this Spring!

Whether you're hiking, cycling or just enjoying being outdoors, ditch the junk and opt for healthier snacks to help sustain your energy from the start to finish of your trail adventure.

Trail Mix

pick from the shelf or make your own! Combine your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruit for a combination of fat, protein and carbohydrates.

Nut Butter Packets + Fresh Fruit

Single-serve packets of almond, peanut, or cashew butter are convenient and provide a quick source of protein and healthy fats. Pair this with a fruit of your choice for a sweet and salty snack. 


For a protein-packed snack that's easy to carry, consider bringing along some beef or turkey. Protein is important for our recovery process so a great snack to have on hand for post-adventure recovery. 

Homemade Granola Bars

Using oats, nuts, seeds, and a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup, made ahead of time you can have a power-packed snack for the trails. Customize them with your favorite mix-ins like dried fruit, coconut flakes, or dark chocolate chips for a delicious and nutritious snack. 
Fuel Your Adventures this Spring!
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Embrace the Sunshine and Rejuvenate with Vitamin D

After months of huddling indoors, our bodies are yearning for a breath of fresh air and the touch of sunlight on our skin. Spring serves as nature's invitation to step outside, embrace the revitalizing energy of the great outdoors, and opportunity to soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.
As we revel in the sunshine, we're also reaping the benefits of Vitamin D, often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin." This essential nutrient plays a crucial role in maintaining our overall health and well-being. Not only does it support bone health by aiding in the absorption of calcium, but it also boosts our immune system, promotes mood regulation, and supports cardiovascular health.
Here are a few simple ways to make the most of the spring season and harness the power of Vitamin D:
Take a Daily Stroll:
Incorporate a brisk walk into your daily routine and explore the beauty of nature in bloom.
Dine Al Fresco:
Enjoy your meals outdoors whenever possible, whether it's a picnic in the park or a leisurely brunch on the patio.
Engage in Outdoor Activities:
From gardening to cycling to hiking, there's no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy around Durango.
Practice Mindfulness:
Take a moment to pause, breathe, and appreciate the sights, sounds, and sensations of springtime.
As we embrace the arrival of spring, let's seize the opportunity to reconnect with nature, revitalize our bodies, and nurture our overall well-being. So, go ahead โ€“ step outside, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, and let the beauty of spring awaken your senses.
Remember to apply sunscreen with a high SPF, wear protective clothing, and seek shade during the sun's peak hours to minimize the risk of sunburn and skin damage.
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Unite For Parkinsonโ€™s

April isn't just another month on the calendar โ€“ it's a beacon of hope, a call to action, and a tribute to resilience. Why? Because April marks Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, a time chosen to honor James Parkinson, the pioneer who unveiled the mysteries of this debilitating condition over 200 years ago.

Join us in April as we ignite the flames of awareness and understanding about Parkinson's disease, a relentless neurodegenerative disorder that robs millions worldwide of their movement control. With an estimated 7-10 million warriors battling this illness globally, the urgency to stand together and make a difference has never been greater. From trembling hands to unsteady steps, Parkinson's exacts a toll on individuals and their families, affecting every aspect of their lives. Its symptoms, ranging from subtle tremors to debilitating stiffness, impair balance, and beyond, threaten the very essence of quality of life. Yet, it's not just physical; Parkinson's often carries a heavy burden of non-motor symptoms like sleep disturbances and cognitive decline, adding layers of complexity to its already formidable challenges.

But amidst the challenges, there's hope โ€“ hope fueled by research, education, and community solidarity. While a cure remains elusive, treatments abound to manage symptoms and enhance daily living. And behind the scenes, dedicated researchers tirelessly push the boundaries, exploring novel therapies and potential breakthroughs that could one day consign Parkinson's to the annals of history.

If Parkinson's has touched your life or the life of someone you know, you're not alone. Resources abound to navigate this journey, offering support, guidance, and a glimmer of hope in the darkest hours. Together, let's raise our voices, spread awareness, and extend a helping hand to those in need.

For more information on our Parkinson's Fitness classes at Mercy Sports Medicine please email or call (970) 764-9220.

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The Importance of Adding Cross Training

As spring approaches and the temperature rises, many people look forward to embracing the beauty of our area through outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, and running. These activities not only allow us to immerse ourselves in nature but also contribute to our overall health and well-being. However, to fully enjoy these activities and maximize their benefits, it's important to incorporate cross training with weightlifting into your routine. Here are some reasons why:

Enhanced endurance:

Strength training helps build stronger muscles, which in turn improves your endurance during activities in the mountains. With increased muscle strength, you'll find yourself able to tackle longer trails or more challenging terrain without feeling fatigued as quickly.

Injury prevention:

By engaging in weightlifting exercises, you can strengthen your stabilizer muscles, which play a crucial role in supporting your joints and maintaining proper form during physical activities. This reduces the risk of injuries and allows you to stay active without having to take time off to recover.

Reduced muscle soreness:

Incorporating strength training into your regimen can help alleviate muscle soreness, enabling you to engage in outdoor activities on consecutive days without feeling overly fatigued or experiencing discomfort. This means more time spent enjoying the outdoors and less time sidelined by sore muscles.

By combining outdoor activities with regular strength training, you can optimize your physical fitness and enjoyment of the natural environment while minimizing the risk of injury and maximizing your performance. So as you gear up for spring adventures, don't forget to include weightlifting in your training regimen for a well-rounded and fulfilling experience in the great outdoors.

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Sometimes one-size-fits all doesnโ€™t work. By working with one of our coaches 1-on-1, you gain a stronger understanding of what motivates you, learn what works for your body, and increase your success with healthy changes. We offer a 3-month package to help you accomplish your unique wellness goals. When you take the time to focus on you, we are here to help.

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  • Nutritional Therapy

  • Wellness Coaching

  • Sleep Coaching

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Mercy Sports Medicine Wellness is here to help support our community by providing services that will boost your personal goals. If fitness or wellness is among your goals, then let us be your accountability partner and support you.
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