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SIMPLY AMAZING!  At 41, I accomplished something I never thought was possible!  I became so inspired by Coach Berry that I achieved not only getting my health back but went on to enter competitions and won!  Read my story and become inspired...click here >>

Crusin' with a NEW Trim Body in 5 Weeks Time!

I am Sharon, 64 and very proud of it!  I am on my way to a new, fine turned, trim and toned body like I use to have.  Read my full story on how to achieve amazing results in just 5 weeks...>Click here

I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

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I hated smelly gyms, exercising and getting all sweaty. OMG! Dare to Be Fit change all that for me!

Julie46

Hi, I am Juile age 46.  I never like working out, getting all sweaty and I don't like gyms.  But since I became a member of Dare to Be Fit, all that has changed.  I am no longer on blood pressure medication.  I look and feel more energic and trim.  People are comlimenting me all the time on how much I have changed.  I smile a lot more because I feel so good.  Coach discovered the 'gym rat' in me and I am proud to say that I am in the best shape ever at 46 years old.  If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices, then Coach, Ray and Ty will lead you every step of the way.  Dare to Be Fit is like my very own personal training club.  

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

Julie

Adult-Sized Immunizations

That’s right. You need them, too.

Though you may think vaccinations are reserved for children, adults can benefit from certain immunizations as well. Just like with kids, immunizations aren’t for when you get sick.

They’re to protect you and your community from preventable disease. Vaccination guidelines change depending on certain disease outbreaks, so talk with your doctor about what shots you’re due for, and don’t wait for your physician to remind you, either. He or she may be too focused on healing your illness to talk about preventative care.

Here’s a list of adult vaccines and who should get them.

Hepatitis A (Hep A)

Get a Hep A vaccine only if you are at increased risk for the hepatitis A infection or want extra protection from this virus. Risks include living in or traveling to a community where the disease is common, eating uncooked food or tap water in an area where hepatitis A is widespread, living in a home with an infected person, eating food prepared by someone infected with the virus, or being a homosexual male.

The Hep A vaccine is normally given in two doses. After the first dose, you’ll need to wait 6 to 18 months for the second dose.

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

Similar to hepatitis A, you need the Hep B vaccine if you’re at an increased risk or just want additional protection from this virus. Risks include having unprotected sex, having sex with more than one partner, sharing needles for drugs, having contact with body fluids or blood on the job (health care professionals), traveling to countries where the hepatitis B virus is common, being a homosexual male, living with someone who has the virus, getting an unsanitary tattoo, and having a blood-clotting disorder or kidney disease where you receive blood or have your blood filtered.

The Hep B vaccine is received in three doses over a period of six months.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

The sexually transmitted infection HPV is the most common STI. It is recommended that women 26 or younger and men 21 or younger need the HPV vaccine. Men who are at an increased risk (homosexual, bisexual, or HIV/AIDS) and between the ages of 22 and 26 should also be vaccinated.
The HPV vaccine is three doses given over a period of six months.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

To protect yourself and those around you from the annual flu, it’s important to get the flu shot every fall or winter. If you hate shots, there may be less painful options available. Ask your doctor about an intradermal or nasal spray vaccine.

Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)           

Unless you were born before 1957 or have documentation of either receiving the MMR, are immune to the diseases, or have already had measles or mumps, then you need one dose of the MMR vaccine. A second dose is recommended for those who’ve been exposed to the diseases, are in college, travel out of the country, or are health care professionals.

Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4, MPSV4)

You may need this vaccine if you have a damaged or removed spleen, have terminal complement deficiency, are 19–21 years old and live in a dormitory or are in the military, travel to certain countries, or are a microbiologist exposed to the meningococcal pathogen.

Pneumococcal Vaccine (PPSV23, PCV13)

If you are 65 years or older and you never received the PPSV23 or were vaccinated five years or more before turning 65, then you need the PPSV23 vaccine. If you smoke cigarettes or have specific health conditions then you need one to two doses. If you’re at high risk, then you’ll also need the PCV13 vaccine. Talk with your doctor about this vaccine.

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough (Tdap, Td)

You may have thought you could get away without any vaccines, but all adults should get a dose of the Tdap vaccine and then a Td booster every 10 years.

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

If you’re an adult who’s never had the chickenpox or who received only one dose of the vaccine as a child, talk with your doctor to see if you need to be vaccinated.

Zoster (Shingles)

All adults age 60 and above need a one-time dose of the zoster vaccine to protect against shingles.