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In Nutrition

July 10, 2013

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Researchers of a study that looked at U.S. health over 20 years were surprised to find diet played a dominant role in burden-of-disease risk, surpassing tobacco use. Andréa Maria Cecil reports.

Americans are dying younger and living their later years with more diseases than citizens of poorer countries that spend far less than the U.S. on health care, according to a new study.

The most surprising finding, the researchers said… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Kids, Nutrition

May 04, 2013

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“Time to try some new food,” Lanette Doran tells three young children who are surrounding a large bowl of vegetables on a kitchen counter.

She’s taught children for many years how to eat well through healthy cooking. Now, with about five years of CrossFit under her belt, she’s teaching these kids about taste testing with carrots, kale and asparagus, among other items.

“Did you know you have to taste things 10 or 100 times to get… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

April 25, 2013

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Kids and Kale? Believe it, says Lanette Doran, who gets her three young helpers to assist her as she prepares this simple dish.

First the kale leaves are stripped from the stems before they are rolled into balls to make chopping easy. The chopped kale is then steamed while cashews are put in a blender with some onion powder. The kale is cooked until it’s bright green, and then it’s mixed with… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

March 30, 2013

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Bryan Danard represents the third generation of his family to be in the business of buying and selling cattle at Calgary Stockyards Ltd. in Alberta, Canada.

When he found CrossFit and later became co-owner of CrossFit Ramsay, it was a natural fit to offer grass-fed beef to affiliate members at a cost that was cheaper than the local butcher.

“It really just sort of formed that whole notion of community, bringing your outside interests to the inside… Continue Reading

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In CrossFit, Nutrition

February 01, 2013

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Russ Laraway explains why he believes CrossFit literally saved his life.

In 2005, a doctor told me my blood pressure indicated I was looking at a possible stroke before the age of 40. After years of taking medication, I found CrossFit and am now completely off blood-pressure drugs.

It seems a drastic, dramatic and exaggerated statement to say CrossFit saved my life, but there are two reasons why it is… Continue Reading

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Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids, Nutrition

January 21, 2013

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With words like “spaghetti” and “cupcake” in its title, how can this recipe be nutritious?

It turns out there are always sneaky and smart ways to make fun foods healthier. There’s nothing cake-y about these cupcakes, but your kids will love calling them cupcakes.

And spaghetti? No way! But spaghetti squash? Yes way.

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Food for Thought

By Chip Johnston

In Nutrition, The CrossFit Life

January 17, 2013

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Nutrition is a key part of CrossFit, but many trainers shy away from discussing eating habits. Chip Johnston thinks that’s a huge mistake.

We often say in CrossFit, “Nutrition is the foundation.”

Everyone—even people who don’t do CrossFit—has experienced a situation where nutrition positively or negatively affected his or her physical or psychological performance.

We ask our athletes a host of questions when they enter our affiliates. Do you have any injuries? What is your… Continue Reading

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Caveman Vs. Zone

By E.M. Burton

In Nutrition

January 04, 2013

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E.M. Burton prepares an athlete’s meaty dream dinner, then shows how to put it into the Zone.

“We’re all just one meal away,” someone said to me early in my training. I found the idea quite heartening. No matter what you ate yesterday, you’re only one meal away from having balanced blood-sugar levels.

The idea that each and every meal could be so important struck me. I wondered if we thought that way more often, wouldn’t we put in more effort to… Continue Reading

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