Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and are continuing the celebrations throughout the weekend. 

We all had a great time sharing the labor of love as well as the meal.

I see Black Friday sales and Small Business Saturday sales are going well. Thank you for your patronage and enjoy your outings.

It is actually a great idea to go out after feasting. Remember reading all the Walking Fun Facts?

It is recommended that we walk after every meal; therefore, get up and go out on your errands, shopping, strolling, or whatever else you are doing. Moving around will get your digestive system moving properly, too.

Best of health to you and goodbye.

(images by Natalie ~ Personal Trainer ~ NAPS 2 B Fit)

Reflection of a Personal Trainer

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

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(image by Natalie~Personal Trainer~NAPS 2 B Fit)

Not true in my world. I can and do teach the older generation new tricks; both human and animal.

First, what do you consider to be an old dog? Second, what do you consider to be a new trick?

Maybe the older the dog, the more the dog has learned and there are no more new tricks to learn. Hmmm.

All it takes is patience and perseverance with the right cues, communication and understanding to learn a new trick. That’s all, time and practice.

Time could be one day, one week, one month, one year or more; that is just fine.

Practice until you get it, practice some more, continue practicing until it becomes second nature to you. Then practice some more and you will be a pro.

The same holds true for all of us. Just keep up with what you have learned to maintain what you have accomplished. Believe it or not, I need to do the same thing with my own customized health and wellness program.

By the way, I like my white hair. I also like the gray and white hair on you and our pets.

🙂

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(image: Unsplash)

Best of health to you and goodbye.

 

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.”

Click on the following secure link to read the full article:

“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)

 

 

Loving and Supporting Neighborhood

Our community is the kind where everyone pulls together at a moment’s notice.

Someone I like to call our neighborhood philanthropist spread the idea to help celebrate the life of a child who passed away too young. The child is the daughter of a pillar of our neighborhood. The idea is to hang an orange heart on the mailbox and if you need the orange heart, to go to their mailbox and take what you need. This person cut innumerable heart shapes and pounded pavement to get the businesses on board, who are more than happy to help support their fellow business owner who is the father of this sweet little angel.

Overnight, everyone scrambled to find something orange, the child’s favorite color, and display it for all to see. I saw orange: ribbons, hearts, balloons of all shapes, bandanas, towels, and mostly orange heart shapes attached to business signs, mailboxes, vehicles and even the people themselves wearing orange and carrying orange plants. The family is going to plant a garden in their daughter’s memory.

These are the news stories I want to read and hear about in the media. This is a great example of how social media can and will be used for good reasons. The overwhelming community support is possible by posting one message and letting it go viral. We have lots of love to go around and just need the media to help us spread the good stories for copycat good deeds.

I now see why orange was this girl’s favorite color and I will never look at orange anything the same way ever again. Orange to me reminds me of the peaceful Orange Revolution and now it also means love and community fellowship with this sweet little angel’s face in the front leading the way.

It is amazing how people came up with homemade signs cut/sawed and painted so quickly, among other things. This just goes to show you that anything is possible when we put our minds together and go after that goal. Embrace the challenge to reach the goal.

Anything is possible when it comes from love. I love my neighborhood.

Best of health to you and goodbye to you and this family’s sweet little angel. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

(photos by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit, crafts made by the people in my neighborhood)

Safety Tip

Ear bud in only one ear, please.

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Please be safe and careful when you are using your devices. Always be aware of your surroundings by keeping both eyes open and at least one ear on. That means you should only use one ear piece so you can hear what is going on around you. Thank you. I feel better knowing that you are safe.

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

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

ACE Walking Fun Fact

“Walking is good medicine: it can help you improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels.”

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Wow, who knew that walking can be that powerful? Only everyone since the beginning of time.

Hippocrates, ~400 BC, knew that environment, activities of daily living and diet are the deciding factors of our health.

Plato, ~300 BC,  knew that God gave us education and exercise to work together for our best life possible.

Look at the ancient practices of China and India, which have been keeping their people healthy for 4000 to 5000 years.

This makes me love my walks that much more; how about you?

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

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)