Tuesday 130716

As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
Run 200 Meters
8 ring push ups
10 DB Snatch Alternating

Post rounds to BTWB.

Fun with height and med balls.

Stumbled across this amazing and entertaining blog that covers everything from fitness to nutrition to bouncing back from injury.  He writes in a clever entertaining way and often quotes movies so that's right in my wheel house.  Here is the link to the blog.  Nerd Fitness

We all know the danger with sugar and we do a pretty good job of limiting the amount of sugar we put into our bodies, but what about our family and friends that aren't as strict with their diet?  How to we tell them the real story with sugar and sugar substitutes?  Nerd Fitness wrote a great blog titled; "Why Sugar is Worse than Darth Vader?"  I know right, awesome title.  

The article is easy to read and brings some shocking truths to the table.  For instance did you know that the level of sugar intake has increased by over 16% in 180 years?  Seriously here are the numbers:

1822: Americans consume 45 grams of sugar every five days, or the amount of sugar in a can of coke.
2012: Americans consume 756 grams of sugar every five days, or 130 POUNDS of sugar a year.

This is one of the reasons that almost 70% of Americans are overweight and a 1/3 of the nation obese.  

The blog contains many more great facts about sugar, how it's disguised on labels, how it's made, and the nutritional values of sugar.  Does it have any?  Check out the full article HERE.

Comments

  1. Jim D. :

    I'll beat James (O.G.) to it,  It should be a 1600% increase in sugar intake.  That is the equivalant of 455,000 calories.  That would take 705 hours of Burpees to burn off or basically a month of burpees.

  2. Danni :

    Remember Folks, Water World this Thursday!! We roughly have about 30 peps going. If you would like to go, please email Danni (No later than Wednesday) at: danni@crossfitverve.com to reserve your discount ticket. For those that already have passess, come meet up at Thunder Bay in our sweet cabana! 

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