Monday Fit Bit – Strength Training can ease your pain!

Happy Monday Everyone!  It’s time once again for the newest Monday Fit Bit from Mickey Glick at Body and Soul Fitness Studio.   This week Mickey, wants you to know that back pain can be addressed through strength training:

STRENGTH TRAINING 5 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN AEROBICS AGAINST LOW BACK PAIN

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Tax credit hoops? What hoops?

720485-msI saw an article posted on Rismedia the other day (http://rismedia.com/2009-10-15/8000-tax-credits-hoops-frustrate-house-hunters/) that was picked up from the Orlando Sentinel.  The reporter (Mary Shanklin) titled the article “$8,000 Tax Credit’s Hoops Frustrate House Hunters”.  She wrote a nice article about the challenges some people are facing in today’s market, concise and well written.  In reality, the challenges she outlined have nothing to do with the tax credit.    Let me give you the examples used, summarized from the article: 
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Using The 99 Cent Effect to Sell Your Home Faster

Twww.TheLancasterConnection.comhe 99 Cent effect, maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not, but did you ever wonder why prices end in 99?  Turns out there is a proven psychological effect (dating all the way back to 1800’s) with prices that end in 9.  Researchers at the Rutgers School of Business found that prices ending in .99 communicate low price to consumers and consumers are then more likely to buy.

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HOUSE VOTES 416 – 0 IN FAVOR OF EXTENDING FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT FOR ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS

The House of representatives passed a bill 3590 on October 8, 2009 that:

“…. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) exempt members of the uniformed services, the Foreign Service, and employees of the intelligence community on official extended duty service from the recapture requirements of the first-time homebuyer tax credit; (2) extend the first-time homebuyer tax credit through November 30, 2010, for individuals serving on official extended duty service outside the United States for at least 90 days in 2009; (3) exclude from gross income payments to military personnel to compensate for declines in housing values due to a base closure or realignment; …..”

You can view the bill here in this link:

H.R. 3590: Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009

Short simple and to the point, eligible service members who served at least 90 days in 2009 have until the end of 2010 to claim the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit.  While the House voted OVERWHELMINGLY in favor of it the bill still must pass the Senate and be signed into law, let’s hope the politicians get it right this time, our Veterans deserve this and more!

I’d like you to be part of the conversation here, so please, comment, forward The Pulse of Lancaster to your friends, subscribe and as always, if you have questions, need real estate advice or want to buy or sell a home, you can call or text me at 717-371-0557, email me at Jason@JasonsHomes.com or contact me at the office at 717-490-8999!

Your Friend in Real Estate,
Jason Burkholder

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MONDAY FIT BIT: PAY ATTENTION!

Ok, here we go, this is the first of many regular Monday columns on The Pulse of Lancaster from Mickey Glick, Owner of Body & Soul Fitness Studio.  Mickey will be giving you tips and advice on how to do quick, simple workouts to keep you Healthy at Home.  For more information or to find out how Mickey can help you, call her at 717-509-7777!  Enjoy!

How many times did your parents say, “Pay attention to what you’re doing?” I don’t know about you, but my mom said that all the time.  That’s also good advice to follow when you’re strength training too.

Over the years, there’ve been countless times I’ve seen people mindlessly going through their routine while they daydreamed, thought about work, chatted with people, etc.   For maximum benefit, you need to focus on what you’re doing. Make sure you’re using a weight that’s challenging. Stop thinking about what you’ll have for dinner, what chores you need to do or office politics. Concentrate. It’s important to perform each exercise using proper form. Work through a full range of motion and squeeze the muscle you’re working.

Make the decision to stay focused during your exercise sessions. You’ll get a better workout and faster results.

Mickey Glick

 

 

 

 

 

I’d like you to be part of the conversation here, so please, comment, forward The Pulse of Lancaster to your friends, subscribe and as always, if you have questions, need real estate advice or want to buy or sell a home, you can call or text me at 717-371-0557, email me at Jason@JasonsHomes.com or contact me at the office at 717-490-8999!

Your Friend in Real Estate,
Jason Burkholder

Search for Lancaster County Homes for sale by clicking here!

Want to see local real estate values and home prices?  Go to www.RealEstateCrystalBall.com !