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ACE Walking Fun Fact

Australians walk the most, taking an average of 9,695 steps each day. Americans stroll the least (5,117 steps each day) of all the industrial countries surveyed.*

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Let’s get stepping. Maybe Americans put down their step tracking device. I know I do.

*source: American Council on Exercise

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PHIT Will Help You Stay Fit

Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act

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What does that mean? Here is the take away from the news I have been following for you:

In a huge victory for America’s health, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, which would allow the use of pre-tax savings accounts for physical activity-related expenses.”

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“PHIT will help families with various activity costs, including pay-to-play in schools, organized team sports, individual activities, camps, clinics, classes, tournaments and qualified equipment. PHIT will also help adults’ activity, as it includes gym memberships, fitness classes, personal trainers, recreational sports/activities and other eligible activity expenses.”

Yes, we are on our way. The PHIT Act may be passed by December 2018. You will be able to use pre-tax savings accounts to pay for your personal trainer, health classes and other physical activity expenses. This will give you a discount of up to almost 40% off your health and fitness costs.

Yahoo! 🙂

Best of health to you and goodbye.

(image by Personal Trainer, Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

 

ACE Walking Fun Fact

The ultimate calorie burner: stair climbing. You’ll burn calories two to three times faster than walking without an incline.

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How great is that?

Staircases are available 24/7 to fit into your schedule as you choose. You even have indoor and outdoor options for your stair stepping workout. Haha, another pun; you can take your workout outdoors.

You could even get paid while “exercising.” I know many of you do physical labor and come home too tired to “workout.” Remember, you did some exercise during your work day; so, take a refreshing break before doing your customized exercise program that will balance your body, mind and soul.

Best of health to you and goodbye.

(image credit: Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

The Latest Greatest Thing

…or is it? Researchers question activity trackers.

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I previously wrote about activity trackers with enlightenment to keep you safe:

Fitbit Harms People

It is good to question things and ideas; this is what instills knowledge that we use and share for a lifetime. Hopefully, for a long and prosperous, healthy and enjoyable life.

Yes, that is my wrist pictured wearing an activity tracker. I still prefer to go with the old standby of a wristwatch and listening to my body. If my body keeps on ticking, I expect the same of my self-winding mechanical watch. 🙂

I am not disregarding the “latest greatest thing.” I am saying, to each his/her own.

But, for the right results, you want to use the tracker as another tool, not the only device. Get the best advice from your allied health team where you will find your friendly neighborhood personal trainer to supplement your lifestyle choices that will last a lifetime.

Best of health to you and goodbye.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)