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)

 

 

ACE Walking Fun Fact

Focusing on an object ahead of you can increase your speed by as much as 23 percent.*

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Wow, that can make a huge difference when you are racing, or want to get your workout in during a busy day. Not to mention, focusing on something in the distance will also improve your posture which leads to faster and more fluid movement.

Therefore, go out, focus as far into the distance as possible, and you will naturally increase your speed of movement.

Best of health to you and goodbye.

*source: American Council on Exercise

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ACE Walking Fun Fact

Walk to the beat of “Shut Up and Dance” and you’ll be going about 3.5 mph. If you can keep up with “Shake It Off,” you’ll be cruising at more than 5 mph.

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This sounds good to me. How about if I shut up and dance while shaking it off?

Yes, that sounds even better. What an exciting day! Very busy with many things that continue to challenge me; but, I will keep on trucking and walk it off, to shake off the stress.

I am ever so grateful for my health which gets me through the day and all of the rocky moments demanding my attention. I wish the same productive energy for you.

Best of health to you and goodbye.

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NAPS 2 B Fit – Health + Fitness Tip

Lesson from kitty.

This is how we pump iron on a hot and humid day.

First find the weights.

Then take them to a cool place like the cellar.

Third, get into position on the bench and enjoy the atmosphere.

Now think about using your muscles in proper form… or just chill for a while.

Think about how winter will be back soon enough.

Does that put things into perspective for you?

Lessons from our furry friends can be priceless.

Best of health to you and goodbye.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

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)

 

Original Request from Potential Client

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I take this as a compliment; because, it means that I have been in business long enough to have interesting stories like this one.

I received a friendly phone call from someone requesting my help with their health, fitness and wellness goals. Here is where the story quickly takes a strange twist.

This potential client asks if I will break a car window for them, with my bare hands none the less, to prove my strength along with my dedication to their health status.

What?! They repeat the request. I explain that there are other ways to break a window, I will not do this, and why would I need to do such a thing for them? They insist that it may be necessary to save their life due to their lack of mobility. They insist that I must demonstrate for them my ability to break a car window with my bare hands.

To make a long story short, they repeat this odd request over and over again. In my surprise, I do not realize that this conversation, free of charge, has gone on for over an hour. I have other places to be and other things to do. The person offers their car window or another old vehicle for the demonstration request. No.

I explain that this is unethical, outside my scope of practice and a liability issue. I will not break a car window, with my bare hands or otherwise, if it is not a true emergency. Yes, I am capable of doing whatever it takes to make sure you survive. Guess what? I survived this phone call by giving them free advice: you should be able to find another personal trainer, who fits your needs, at your local gym.  I hope they appreciate my time and service.

Looking at the image of old farm trucks, which I happen to love, I wonder, why anyone would want to damage something in working condition. Windows are very valuable these days, too. Oh well, I just keep on trucking. Haha, another pun.

I promise to do whatever it takes to care for your health and wellness, within my scope of practice.

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

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)