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Conquer Your Summer Workout Rut

The summer's heat and humidity can often make the idea of working out unbearable. Your exercise routine doesn't need to suffer, though.

We're here to help by providing basic information on which drinks are the best for you depending on the length and intensity of your workout. If you still have nutrition questions, we're offering a new way to get advice from our registered dietitian.

Sometimes, no matter how hard we work, we hit a rut. To keep you motivated, we're now offering fitness assessments that will help you gauge your current fitness level. After knowing how fit you are, you can determine the best way to start or modify your fitness plan.
Let's continue to work on achieving Whole Life Fitness together.

In addition to embracing improved fitness, Mettler focuses on helping each member live his or her best life. To this end, our occupational therapist helps patients get back to living. By modifying one's living situation and choosing devices to assist them, occupational therapists help those who might have been previously considered unable to care for themselves become independent.

As always, we're here to help you live your best life, so let us know if you have suggestions.
Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Choose the Right Liquids to Stay Hydrated

Choose the Right Liquids to Stay Hydrated 
As summer gets hotter and you turn to outdoor activities, it's important to remember to stay hydrated.

According to the Journal of Sports Science, exercisers who drink fluids and maintain hydration can last up to 33 percent longer compared to those who don't drink any fluids during a workout.

But, with all of the different options on the market, from sports drinks to water, how do you know what to drink?

Water: The most basic thirst quencher, water is great for sedentary and light activities. However, water alone may not be enough for longer activities that cause you to sweat. It's lack of flavor often means that athletes don't drink enough to stay hydrated.

Fitness Water: Fitness waters or vitamin waters are lightly flavored hydration alternatives to plain water that tend to be low in calories. All fitness or enhanced waters are not the same. Be sure to choose waters that contain no more than 10 calories per eight ounces.

Sports Drinks: For training that lasts more than an hour at medium to high intensity, look for a drink that provides between 13-19 grams of carbohydrate per 8 oz serving, and at least 80-110 mg sodium. Most sports drinks meet these requirements. Those who sweat a lot or will be working out longer will need a drink with more sodium. Many sports drinks have an endurance formula variety that works well for endurance athletes.

If you have questions about how to stay properly hydrated or about nutrition overall, schedule a consultation with our registered dietitian.
You Don't Have to Live with Vision Problems 

As we age, it's common for our vision to worsen, causing difficulty in seeing detailed letters and numbers when reading; recognizing the slope of a curb, steps, or facial features, and distinguishing between similar colors. 


Adults who have these problems may have a hard time living independently, but occupational therapists can help. 


Occupational therapists can evaluate a person's home and work environments to determine how they can be altered to make the most of a person's remaining vision and identify everyday items that need to "stand out" by marking them with bright colors to be easily found. 


Additionally, therapists can determine how much light is needed in particular areas. They can also reduce clutter in rooms, especially those that have lower lights, to increase safety.


Above all, occupational therapists educate people on how to compensate for vision loss by using other senses. If necessary, occupational therapists can recommend and train a person to use assistive devices that can help them complete daily tasks.


To learn how occupational therapy can help you return to activities of daily living, schedule a consult with our occupational therapist.

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Try NutriBite

NutriBite, the "new and improved" version of our former nutrition assessment, is designed to provide loads of valuable nutrition advice in an hour long session.


After filling out a Nutrition and Health History questionnaire you'll schedule an appointment for an assessment with our registered dieitian.


During the one-time session, no questions are off limits and all concerns raised in the online form will be answered.


Common discussions involve how to change eating patterns to meet individual goals and how to work to keep oneself on track without a registered dietitian checking in on a regular basis. 


NutriBite is available for both members and nonmembers. Contact Member Services for more information. 

Test Your Fitness Level at Mettler
Test Your Fitness Level at Mettler

Fitness assessments are an important part of any exercise programs because they provide you with a benchmark from which you can base future results or give you feedback about your progress.


Fitness testing can also help motivate those who have hit an exercise rut. 


At Mettler, we currently offer three fitness tests.


The first is a comprehensive assessment, which measures cardiovascular capacity, flexibility, endurance, strength, and body composition. 


Body composition tests measure the amount of fat an individual carries on his or her body and is a key indicator of present and future health.


The third test we offer will help you determine your resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is the number of calories your body burns at rest. By taking variables like age, weight, desired weight and gender into account, the test will give you an accurate RMR and an estimation of how many calories you burn though daily activities and exercise. It will also give you an estimate of how long it will take to help you achieve your goal weight.


To schedule a test or meet with a personal trainer, please contact Member Services.

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