Dr. Mary Kathy Mercer, D.O.

The Forgotten Art of Stretching

The Forgotten Art of Stretching

We talk a lot about nutrition and exercise and how they are important to creating long-term health in your body. But when it comes to staying mobile, loose and feeling great, there is another piece of the puzzle that isn’t talked about as much. Stretching can not only keep you feeling great but can help you become stronger and protect you from hurting yourself when you exercise. There are...

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The Most Important Component of Your Diet & Nutrition Plan

The Most Important Component of Your Diet & Nutrition Plan

Many different options are available on the internet for crafting the perfect diet plan. No matter what diet or nutrition plan that you follow, a cookie cutter approach is never going to provide you with all of the answers. Because here is the thing… All the cookie cutter approaches in the world can’t take all of YOU and your situation into account. This is why you so often see...

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Ease Your Next Headache

Ease Your Next Headache

The pain from a deep headache can be debilitating. And while going for Advil or ibuprofen can provide you some relief… It’s not instantaneous and overtime can create rebound headaches where the headache never really goes away. With over 50% of Americans having had a headache in the last 3 months, it’s important that we find ways to tackle not only the pain but the root cause....

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Building Better Nutrition Habits

Building Better Nutrition Habits

Last week, we started a conversation about how focusing on improving your eating habits is the best way to improve your long term health. The first step for improvement was identifying the triggers that caused you to eat unhealthy. After you identify the triggers, however, what comes next? The answer is to start replacing the routines that you typically go through after experiencing a trigger...

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The #1 Nutrition Tip You’ve Never Heard Before

The #1 Nutrition Tip You’ve Never Heard Before

We’ve all heard of many different fad diets and other nutrition tips that abound online, but for many of us they never seem to work. Maybe we get caught up by eating just that one sweet at work or for drinking that sugary energy drink because we feel sluggish. Whatever the reason, most people fail at their diet very quickly. The problem isn’t really which diet to choose but how to...

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