Fit bits spring 2003
This is a love letter of sorts to tell you how much I
appreciate all that you have done for me.
You can now deduct you weight loss programs!
I am so excited. Three weeks ago, I turned 60! Sincethen I have had two compliments from strangers. Sandy
and I and friends were in a restaurant in Yellowstone. I
left the table ahead of Sandy and three women at the
next table who were 30 something, told my husband to
be sure and tell me that I am in really great shape! Then
last week at Gelson’s in Irvine, I was in the check out
treat obesity or hypertension. The IRS focused on
line and a woman about 50 told me that she had seen
costs for diet programs, menu programs and
me walking through the grocery store and she thought I
support groups. The deductibility of health club
costs and exercise programs have not been specifi-cally addressed as of this date.
I have been working outwith you for two and a half
To qualify as a deduction, the total amount of these
costs must be in excess of 7.5% of your adjusted
gross income for the year. Contact your tax
back riding accident the firstyear and pneumonia this
Sorry, the costs of reduced-calorie diet foods are
the gym, I had sufferedtwelve years of chronicback pain and years of doc-
tors giving me anti-inflammatory drugs all of which made
me feel terrible. I feel great now. I can get out of bed,
The ultimate in relaxation, this facial is based on
out of a chair, or out of a car like a normal person. I’ve
the ancient art of Ayurveda, the Indian philoso-
also been diagnosed with osteopenia and that has sta-
phy for health and well being. Using only all natu-
ral herbs such as shatavari and ashwaganda andaromatic oils like sandalwood and rose this de-
I still eat my hamburger and fries with my grandchil-
luxe treatment features a profoundly relaxing and
dren and drink wine with my husband and friends but
balancing pressure point massage using the tra-
the weight bearing exercises, the treadmill, and pilates
ditional marma points. A massage of the scalp,
’ Athletic, Rehabilitation and Pilates Center of Newport Beach
I’m basically lazy about exercise and need to be pushed
but I think because I feel better now, I stand a
little taller and smile a little more
, so I thank you
for all your gently pushing and coaching. I feel great
BODY and my husband says I am in the best shape I have 11/2 hours
GET MORE BURN FROM YOUR WORKOUT by Susan Tobiessen
If you’ve hit a plateau in your weight-loss program, here are some tips to get more burn from your workout. The secret to losing weight is to burn
more calories than you consume. The biggest “burn”comes from cardiovascular exercise. Anything that increases your heart rate up will help you
to lose weight. If you already include a cardiovascular workout as part of your weight loss program, but aren’t seeing the results that you want, you
may need to focus on frequency, duration and intensity. To optimize your program make sure that you are doing the following:
Frequency & Duration:
Exercise at least 3-4 times per week for 30-40 minutes.Intensity:
There is a big difference in the number of calories that you burn depending on the intensity of your workout.
To optimize fat burning you should monitor your heart rate during exercise. The goal is to exercise at a level that will keep your heart rate
at 75-85% of your maximum.
You can easily calculate your target heart rate by subtracting your age from 220 and then multiplying by .75
and .85. The result will be a range to keep your heart rate at during exercise, to maximize the burning of calories. So if you were 45 years old
you would try to keep your heart rate between 131 and 149 beats per minute.
We also burn calories during the day, while we work and
even while we sleep. The amount of calories that we burnis called our “resting metabolic rate”. When you increaseyour muscle mass by weight training, you also boost
Nutritional Counseling with Dr. Jacqueline Jacques
your resting metabolism. Any form of strength training
Dr. Jacqueline Jacques is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a graduate of
can increase your muscle mass, even Pilates and Yoga
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which strenghthen the core of your body.
acts as a private natural medicine advisor, providing educational and consultingservices for individuals and corporations. She also acts as the director of the
At Body Design we are dedicated to helping you get the
Wellness Department at Body Wise International, where she helps to develop
results you want from your workout. Ask your trainer to
educational materials, supports product users and assists with product devel-
help you to get more burn from your workout.
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