A few weeks back I posted a series of blog posts about the state of our country and specifically about the great state of Tennessee. The main focus being on chronic disease. Things that could be mitigated and/or cured through a clean diet and exercise.
I my opinion, we must eat well (Meats and Veggies, nuts and seeds, some starch and fruit, and NO SUGAR). The easiest way to get started is to eliminate sugar from your diet and don’t drink our calories. Start there and you’ll be off to a great start.
Then start moving. This requires functional movement that tears muscles fibers and equips you for and independent life as an elderly person. It should involved lifting heavy and working out with a high level of intensity. Squatting is essential!
We need to stop the craze of working out to shape and manipulate our bodies in a certain way, and into a functional fitness routine that allows your body to do what it was created to do. To be your true self. We need to work full range of motion in all our parts.
Our kids need to be on board with this, parents needs to be modeling it, and our seniors need to be looking into getting on board. Speaking of, Is CrossFit for the elderly? Absolutely. Is CrossFit universally scalable to meet you where you are in your finiteness journey, Absolutely!
This from the CrossFit L1 Training Guide:
“The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly.”
“Can I Enjoy Optimal Health Without Being an Athlete?
No! Athletes experience a protection from the ravages of aging and disease that non-athletes never find. For instance, 80-year-old athletes are stronger than non-athletes in their prime at 25 years old. If you think that strength is not important, consider that strength loss is what puts people in nursing homes. Athletes have greater bone density, stronger immune systems, less coronary heart disease, reduced cancer risk, fewer strokes, and less depression than non-athletes.”
Stop making excuses and get to work. Work toward a life that you haven’t even known exists. Work toward a freedom that you can’t even conceive of living. Work toward a future that doesn’t require you to be dependent, but remain independent. If we don’t change, we are not only killing ourselves and becoming a terrible burden on our kids. In the same turn we will be killing our kids with preventable problems.
Are you tired of being the worse you? Want to try to become the best you?
Feel free to join me anytime! We can workout together. CrossFit and Nutrition cures chronic disease. It happens everyday in local boxes around the world and it can happen for you.
Need help, email me. I’m here. Let’s do it together and by All means… Keep Going!