Why is nutrition important? Why should you care what goes in your mouth every day?
Well, there is a long and a short answer to that question, I’ll start with the short version and if you have questions please ask (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Let me overplay the car analogy for a bit. Would you put mouthwash in your gas tank? How about nail polish remover, beer, or to get extreme… pudding? No because you know that the car would not run well, if at all. Yet your body is really not that different, yet we eat what tastes good and can ignore what our body really needs. We need fuel and no fillers. This is especially true of elite athletes and people looking to maintain a healthy fitness condition. Thankfully the human body is forgiving and allows us to eat stuff like candy, soda pop, and pasta without any immediate side effects. This tolerance is probably the reason why most people don’t realize they need to eat better. Fast forward 40 years and now you can’t sleep well, tie your shoes easily, walk two flights of stairs quickly, regulate your insulin level, be seen in a bathing suit, and/or live a comfortable life because of strange medical issues.
Maybe the answer is pharmaceuticals, just pop some more pills that’ll fix everything. Your too stressed so just take Crapinol (TM). I don’t think so… look at the simple truth. You need more sleep, to eat better, exercise a lot more, and stop being depressed about how crappy life is. Turn that around at CrossFit Salem.
All our members get free nutritional education so they can make good decisions in everyday life. Most importantly we are a support network for healthy living, you can do this alone, but it’s ten times as hard and your more likely to slip back into old habits when nobody is looking (or caring).
Some great Paleo-ish snacks:
Here are some great links for nutrition help:
http://www.eatright.org/ada/files/Sucralose.pdf (is artificial sweetener bad?)
Bad and misleading links:
http://www.eatright.org/ada/files/Juice.pdf (drink cool-aid and a multi-vitamin its the same!)
http://www.diabetes.org/food-nutrition-lifestyle/nutrition/meal-planning/carbs-and-diabetes.jsp (even the American Diabetes Association is jacked up, I guess the bread and candy lobbyists are too powerful).
Feb 27: 2014 Games Open starts
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“…I joined CrossFit Salem three months ago in an effort to maintain my level of fitness. I have far exceeded my own expectations!”
“Today is my one year since I started Crossfit at Crossfit Salem. I am so glad I found the place. I have made many great friends, had new experiences. I cannot speak enough how much it has changed me. I feel so much better because of Crossfit. Thank You Andy and Carol for providing such a fantastic place to go. Thank Yo…u to the rest of my Crossfit crew for helping me through this first year!”
“I’m not as sore as I thought I’d be…just “good” sore! I can still get out of my desk chair without help…that is a good sign!”
“For me the changes that I have made through Crossfit have been huge. I have never been an athlete and never done much more than walk on a treadmill. Sometimes in a middle of a workout, when I am doing things (or let’s say attempting to do… things) I never in a million years thought I would do, I just think how anyone who really knows ME would be shocked! Thanks Andy, Carol and the Salem Crossfit community. I would have quit a long time ago had it not been for your encouragement and support. I r…
“I couldn’t believe the drastic changes in just a few weeks. I have learned so much and after several years of boring and unmotivating workouts- I am excited to train again. For that, I can never thank you guys enough!”
“…When I joined CrossFit Salem in August 09, I quickly discovered that I had not been pushing myself anywhere near my limits. I’ve lost two pant sizes. I can open my own jars and carry my own 40lb bags of dog food with ease.”
Wear athletic shoes and apparel. Arrive 10 minutes early and introduce yourself to the other participants, start stretching (as best you know how). There is a basic warm up written on the white board... just start doing that and class will start at about 5 after.
Thanks for reading and we can't wait to see you at CrossFit Salem getting in the best shape of your life in a fun supportive environment!
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