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August 26, 2016

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CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman visits a Level 1 Certificate Course at CrossFit Silicon Valley to talk about how CrossFit is at the forefront of a revolutionary fight against the leading cause of death in the United States.

Chronic disease—including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer—accounts for 70 percent of the deaths in the United States every year, Glassman explains.

“Medicine has no answer,” he says. “You do.”

The answer is CrossFit, which provides people with non-medical health care that works: Regular training and good nutrition allow people to avoid chronic disease and live longer, fuller lives.

By defining fitness as “work capacity measured across broad time and modal domains,” CrossFit offers people a way to see quantifiable results, and by emphasizing that fitness and nutrition are inextricable, CrossFit leads people to make behavior changes that transform their bodies and minds.

“What you’re learning here this weekend is how to get a pass on chronic disease for yourself, your mates, your kids, your friends, your family,” Glassman explains.

Video by CrossFit Inc.

43min 41sec

Additional reading: “Fitness, Luck and Health” by CrossFit Inc. (adapted from lectures by Greg Glassman), published Aug. 16, 2016.

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