Wednesday, November 1

"In August of 2016, the New England Journal of Medicine published a striking report on cancer and body fat: Thirteen separate cancers can now be linked to being overweight or obese, among them a number of the most common and deadly cancers of all — colon, thyroid, ovarian, uterine, pancreatic and (in postmenopausal women) breast cancer."

The quote above is from an Op-Ed article from Oct. 27 in the LA Times called It's getting clearer — the diet-cancer connection points to sugar and carbs.

"The danger may not be simply eating too much, as is commonly thought, but rather eating too much of the specific foods most likely to lead to elevated insulin levels — easily digestible carbohydrates in general, and sugar in particular."

We've got to stop overeating processed carbs and sugar at the rates we're at now. This is literally killing people in this country. 

I heard someone say that we don't have a health care crisis in America, we have a health crisis, and the model health care system wouldn't even work here because of the excess number of obesity related problems.

I'm not sure if that's 100% true, but we need to start focusing on prevention and not treatment after the fact. 

Like I said yesterday, it's time to take control of our diet and take some personal responsibility. It may seem more expensive or tougher to eat healthy now, but it's a whole lot easier than dealing with a chronic disease for the rest of your life.

Workout for Wednesday, November 1
Hip Mashing and Glute Activation

Mullet Squats
1 Set Equals: 3 Front Squats + 5 Back Squats
3 Sets @ 75% of Front Squat
3 Sets @ 80% of Front Squat

4 Rounds for Time
9 Ring Dips
11/8 Cal Bike

CrossFit 616