We all join CrossFit to be healthy. While individual goals vary, most think fat loss and muscle gain. Those are both great goals, and most important for long-term health. If you are obese, your health prognosis is not good unless you drastically change some habits. If you are not active and have limited muscle mass, how enjoyable will retirement be? The purpose of this blog is to bring light to topics which aren't often in the limelight. There is so much more to "health"
Nutrition is the foundation of fitness. You’ve all heard us talk about this; probably more over the last several months than ever before; why? Because we are seeing people achieve their goals faster than they ever anticipated with the right nutrition, and we’ve experienced it ourselves. We have exciting news when it comes to nutrition at CFS. In an effort to improve nutrition coaching services, bring you all more content, and gain more tools to help create sustainable resu
When it comes to nutrition, what excuses do you find yourself using that derail efforts to stay on track?
A common one I hear is; “It’s just hard to stay consistent…”
It’s true; making healthy choices on a consistent basis and staying on track with your health and wellness goals IS hard. It is ok to feel this way.
However, rather than staying stuck with these excuses, I have a challenge for you. If you find yourself making this excuse, make a list of the things that
Its that time of year again. Everybody is getting sick. Myself included in this, I got the idea for this blog as I was getting over the flu! Fortunately it only lasted a couple days and I'm good to go again. Here is a quick list of some things you can do to help ward off, or at least, reduce the severity of, winter illnesses. Sleep! There is no quicker way to wear down your immune system than to not get the recommended amount of sleep. Aim for 7 hours a night. The more th
What is “health”? January 1st often leads to a rash of health propositions. “I’m going to lose 10lbs” “I’m going to start going to the gym” “I’m going to start an exercise program” The intentions behind the ideas are good. But before setting the intentions, its important to ask “What is health TO ME” and “What will it look like when I’m healthy?” For example: Health to a 20 year old guy that played high school sports may be a 400lb deadlift and a 6 minute mile. Health to a 4
Health is often taken for granted until you are sick or hurt, and then you’ll do anything to get healthy again. By being a member of CrossFit Simsbury, you have already taken a big step towards prioritizing your fitness. But overall health often involves factors not at the gym as well. We all have goals, that’s a given. The specifics range widely. Some are trying to climb the corporate ladder. Or maybe it’s to finish their first marathon or PR their back squat. For othe