Late last month, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan HR 6199 which allows Americans to receive a tax deduction—via their health savings accounts—for sports and fitness expenses. Contact your U.S. Senators to express your support as they now consider the bill for passage. Read this brief news release by the American College of Sports Medicine for more information.
It seems popular lately to spread the idea that we do not need steady state cardio (walking, jogging, swimming, etc.) in order to achieve fat loss. Many a Gym Bro insist we only need to lift weights—the heavier the better— to lose body fat, claiming excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) will do the trick. But these Gym Bros wrongly apply the EPOC science. Remember: you never see an overfat marathoner; but you see plenty of overfat lifters. Anyway, read this short linked first-person account of a fat loss journey involving cardio exercise.
Celebrity fitness expert Bob Harper from the hit television series, The Biggest Loser, suffered a massive “widow maker” heart attack while working out in February 2017. He was 51 at the time. Alarmed, many shocked observers began asking, “Then, why bother exercising?” Perhaps, because he survived a cardiac event that is not usually survived. A healthy lifestyle may not always prevent health crises. But being healthy may help us avoid the worst results. Read this article about Bob Harper’s story and what we can do for ourselves.
America’s retailers conspire with the food industry to damage our health and fitness. Read this brief summary for more information.
For a long time, it has often been said, “we are what we eat.” That is as true today as it has always been. The nutrition and fuel we put into our bodies determine what comes from our bodies. Junk in, junk out. Read this short article.
While minimal consumption of alcohol is not unhealthy, it does not take very much to become too much. And the consequences of over consumption are particularly hazardous as we become older. Click this link for more information.
Would you like to use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account to fund your gym membership? Or to pay for your children’s sports leagues? Congress is considering the PHIT Act. Click on this link for more information and how to contact your representative. #PassPHIT