Nutrition – Check Your Labels
One of the most challenging tasks for consumers to figure out is what packaged foods are relatively good choices and what is actually a ‘fake food’ masquerading as a ‘healthy choice’.
The secret to reading a food label is knowing what to look for. If you understand the label, making the healthiest purchases becomes not so difficult.
“What exactly are you getting when you buy “juice,” a “multigrain” bread, or a “low-fat food”? Throw in terms like “fresh,” “no additives,” and “natural,” and the confusion meter rises. Though they look good on packages, these terms aren’t regulated, so they don’t necessarily mean a food is better for you.” ~ Web MD
So, what can we do? The nutritional information on a food label is your best line of defensive against the overwhelming amount of mis-information and downright deceiving claims on product packaging.
The nutrition facts panel and ingredient list is the most reliable information for the product. Here are the most important things to look at:
- Serving size AND servings per container
- Fat and TYPE of fat
- Sodium per serving
- Percent daily value
- Ingredient List
For more a more detailed look into reading food labels, read this article! How to Read a Food Label
If you are ever skeptical of certain CrossFit or functional fitness movements, such as deadlifts, lunging, step-ups and so on, check out this video comparing those movements to everyday tasks! – Fit for Life
The Deadlift may sound like a scary movement which is typically and inaccurately described as being bad for your low back, but it is in fact an everyday functional movement that is used quite frequently in our daily lives.
The Deadlift develops the muscles you need to actually carry something, like a bucket of water, those heavy grocery bags or your neighbor’s dining room table.
WOD – Rx :
On a continuously running clock, complete the following work / rest intervals for 9 minutes. Continue rotating through the 2 exercises until time is up. Count how many rounds you complete!
AMRAP #1 (2 minutes)
AMRAP #2 (2 minutes)
AMRAP #3 (2 minutes)
WOD – Scaled
Make the following substitutions to scale the above workout.
Timing and reps remain the same.
- Deadlift using dumbbells or gallon jugs – Demo
- Beginner Sit-up – Demo
- Squat to a chair – Demo
- Hand-release push-ups; Modified push-ups or Inclined/Wall Push-ups
- Assisted Lunge – do 5 one side then switch – Demo
- Modifed plank – Demo
- WOD stands for ‘Workout of the Day’
- Rx = Prescribed/regular version of WOD
- Scaled = A modified version of WOD.
- AMRAP = as many rounds and reps as possible in designated amount of time.
Down-dog and child’s pose are common poses is yoga. They are a great way to get your body limber and mobile in the morning when you wake up, and relaxed at night before going to sleep.
Spend about 2-3 minutes on each pose at least once a day.