EU Tariffs Suspended
Back in November, some of you may remember that I shared information on European tariffs that included a 25% tax on exercise equipment going into the European Union from the United States. Today, I'm happy to share that the EU and U.S. recently agreed to suspend those tariffs for at least a four-month period. I think the European Commission executive vice president said it best stating that, “Removing these tariffs is a win-win for both sides at a time when the pandemic is hurting our workers and our economies.” Obviously, this is significant for so many of our industry partners, and we're happy for them that this is finally changed.
Working Out After the Vaccine
We've received quite a few questions concerning members who get the vaccine, like “Can people working out after or the same day that they get the vaccine do so safely?” or, “Do they need to follow the special guidelines?” Well, I recently came across a very good article from Verywell Fiit, and I wanted to share three key takeaways that you might find helpful.
- Everybody's body will respond differently to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and perhaps even the different vaccines that are available on the market.
- Some may experience no symptoms, while others may have more significant side effects.
- You should monitor how you're feeling and then consider modifying your regular workout or perhaps take a rest day after receiving the vaccine.
Overall, the most common symptoms reported include complaints of muscle soreness and fatigue.