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No-Tackle-Football on the Horizon

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I am fine with the news of removing the tackle function from youth football games and practice. Our youth are too cute and precious to risk their health and longevity. What is your feeling about this?

We all know by now that a helmet does not prevent concussion; because, it is the shaking of the brain inside the skull which causes a concussion.

Therefore, there are many other types of sports, activities of daily life and accidents that cause concussion, on, as well as off, the playing field. How many of us have been seriously hurt and not gone to the doctor for a checkup? How do you know if you are seriously hurt without a checkup?

With that in mind, how long until heading the ball is removed from the game of soccer? What about boxing? Football is not the sport with the highest rating of concussion; but, football players do have a high rate of contact which will shake the brain. Do I have you thinking, yet? Are you able to think straight?

Find your baseline to know if you have been seriously hurt enough for a follow-up with your medical professional. Your athletic trainer on the sidelines is your first line of defense when playing organized sports; so, please, pay attention and do what they suggest. Your life as well as their profession are on the line.

When, if at all, do we introduce tackle, heading and contact in sports? The brain is not fully developed until the age of about 25 years.

Are you still on the fence? Please be sure to take care of yourself and your loved ones; because, you only get one body with one chance at longevity.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(photo: Ben Hershey on Unsplash)

 

Fitbit Harms People

Please be careful when using your Fitbit

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Fitbit users are reporting that the item shocks their wrist and leaves a burn mark.

I am only making you aware of the possibility so you know how to care for yourself; because, you obviously care about improving your health if you use one of these items.

The manufacturer mentions that it is most likely due to static electricity build up causing the issue. A static expert explains that static is not the issue or cause; static is blamed when the defect is not determined.

Therefore, I suggest that you use your electronic devices only when needed instead of the entire day. Fitbit is doing a great job helping their customers; so, you may also contact the company with any concerns and issues you may be experiencing.

Thank you. Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(photo by Aj Garcia on unsplash)

 

Breathe

Aerobics Trainer Says “Remember to Breathe”

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What? Really? How silly is that? I always breathe and have never forgotten to breathe.

That was in my twenties.

Oh dear, I have been catching myself holding my breath lately and I am not swimming at the moment. What? Really? Yes! How silly is that? Why?

“Remember to breathe” turns out to be sound advice. I know it sounds silly; but, there is truth to this. Many people have asked me how to not hold their breath; so, I see that this phenomena is on going throughout life.

Instead of concentrating so hard on the task at hand, start concentrating on your breath. I am sure all the yogis are jumping for joy right now.

How do you feel? What do you feel? Breathe consciously as often as you can and especially in your quiet time. I am positive you will feel better with all that oxygen flowing through your system.

Remember to breathe deeply, too. That is another lesson for another day.

I wish you the best of health. Good-bye.

(photo by yours truly, Natalie of NAPS 2 B Fit)

Classes: Group Fitness and More

 

All classes are available in personal training and small group format at a higher rate.

All classes are available in a shorter time frame to fit into your busy day at the rate posted below.

  • Recipe Swap with NAPS 2 B Fit

Improve and Trade Recipes

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Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of sharing and making favorite recipes healthier . Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

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  • Punk Rope with NAPS 2 B Fit

Playful cross of recess and boot camp for all ages and fitness levels

Bring the whole family

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Working out has never been so much fun before; we high five each other, smile and laugh. Benefits include improved: cardiovascular capacity, bone density, body composition, strength, balance and coordination. Burn about 13 calories/minute. Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of varied classes and a balanced program. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

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  • Double Unders with NAPS 2 B Fit

Become skilled with the double under jump rope trick in only 4 sessions

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(creator of Punk Rope: Tim Haft is pictured with permission from Punk Rope)

Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of proper techniques to finally achieve your goal of performing the coveted double under jump rope trick. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long for your convenience; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

  • Walk With NAPS 2 B Fit

Steps With Answers

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Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of varied classes and a balanced program. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

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  • Breathe Easy with NAPS 2 B Fit

Techniques Proven to Quit Smoking

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You will learn the ways others have been able to stop smoking without relapse. You will also receive your own program and directions for a tobacco free lifestyle. Schedule a visit with me now for your health and freedom from smoking. This class is open once a week all year long for your convenience. Time and location is decided by you and me. You pay for one session in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $50/person/session. It only takes one session to improve your health and chances of smoking cessation.

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  • Nix Nicotine with NAPS 2 B Fit

On Going Support to Escape the Tobacco Habit

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You will learn the ways others have been able to stop smoking without relapse. New participants receive your own program and directions for a tobacco free lifestyle. Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an inspirational one hour session of discussion and interaction about lifestyle tools. Times and locations are decided by you and me; we meet once a week all year long for your convenience. You pay for four one hour sessions in advance; there are no refunds or returns; $20/hour/person.

(photo from Unsplash)

  • NAPS 2 B Fit 4H Club

Happy Healthy Healing Hour

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Form your group of five or more friends and family, then contact me for an educational one hour session of solutions to your specific issues: pain, stiffness, aches, illness, etc. Times and locations are decided by you and me. We meet once a week all year long; you pay for four one-hour sessions in advance, there are no refunds or returns, $20/hour/person.

(photo from Unsplash)