800 M Run
21 Power Cleans 115/165#
Sometimes we get caught up in the box and think we are only there to compete (Don’t lose that fire for one second).The truth is you have made a conscious decision to take the necessary steps to a healthier, longer living, better feeling YOU. CrossFit is not all about your Fran time or RXing every WOD, it’s about your physical fitness. Please don’t forget you have a purpose when you walk into that gym, its to make yourself better than you were yesterday. The one hour that you are there is your hour. So make the most of it……..As soon as you walk in the door I want you to
1. Forget about your day.
2. Take all your thoughts / worries and put them aside.
3. Take all your stress/frustration and drive it out in your WOD
4. Collapse on the floor after your WOD because you gave it all you had!!!
A few stats to let you know you are doing the right thing for your health.
Statistics for Regular Exercise:
Adults who do NOT exercise regularly: 7 out of 10 (70%!)
Adults who are not active AT ALL: 37%!!
Overweight or obese adults in U.S.: 63%!! (those who have a body mass index of 25 or over, where 18.5 to 24.9 is normal. 36% overweight / 26.5% obese)
Overweight children, ages 6 to 17: 1 out of 5 in the U.S.! (Nearly tripled since 1970.)
Risks of an Inactive Lifestyle:
> Sitting still for more than 11 hours per day raises the chance for premature death by 40% compared to those who sit fewer than 4 hours per day
> In 2004, a lack of physical activity was attributed to 20% of all deathsfor people 35 and older, according to a study reported in the South China Morning Post and carried out by the University of Hong Kong and the Department of Health.
High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol:
> Being overweight (63% of adults in the U.S.) doubles your risk of having high blood pressure and cholesterol (two of the highest risk factors for heart disease).
> One in three people in the U.S. has high blood pressure.
> Majorly linked to high blood pressure and cholesterol, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
> Over half a million people died from heart disease in 2008 (25% of all people) and the numbers are not declining! That’s one in four people in the U.S. EVERY YEAR!
> Men who are inactive have a 52% higher chance of dying from heart disease.
> Women have a 28% higher risk of death from heart disease if they are inactive.
> Exerciseis one of the biggest factors in lowering your risk for heart disease.
|Risk Factor for Heart Disease (2005-2008)||%|
|High Blood Pressure||32|
- Type 2 Diabetes:
- > People who are overweight are two times as likely to develop diabetes.
- > 80% of people with diabetes are overweight! You think there’s a link?
- > Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Major risk factors for stroke are high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity.
- > Overweight individuals are at an increased risk for colon, esophagus, kidney and other kinds of cancer.
> Men are 45% more likely to die from cancer if they live a sedentary (inactive) lifestyle.
> Women are 28% more likely to die from cancer than those who exercise regularly.
> Even just a little exercise will help so much to lower risk for cancer!… we’re talking a minimum of 30 minutes, three times a week!
Increased Risk for Mortality:
- > Inactivity doubles the risk for mortality in elderly woman and increases the risk by 30% for elderly men.
Benefits of Regular Exercise
Regular moderate exercise or other physical activity in addition to a balanced diet can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 50-60% for those at high risk! That’s a major risk reduction for diabetes!
For those who are hypertensive, blood pressure can be decreased by approximately 75% by exercising regularly.
For those over 40 who remain active, risk of stroke is reduced by 50%compared to those who become inactive.
Moderate physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease by 27-41%!Heart disease is the number one killer in U.S.