“The needs of our olympic athletes and grandparents differ by degree, not kind.” That is to say, everyone needs to perform an intelligently selected variety of functional movements at a level of intensity appropriate for that individual. Everyone needs to eat food that sustains, rather than harms, the body. This is the pursuit of fitness, and the ability to maintain that fitness throughout your life is a defining measure of health. CrossFit At Home is a place to access the necessary tools—functional movement, simple nourishment—to sustain and preserve your health at home.
"Heartburn, ulcer and acid reflux medicine may bring relief, but over time, they could also increase a person's risk of early death, new findings show. Researchers have linked popular drugs like Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix and other proton pump inhibitors to a higher risk of death by cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease, as well as upper gastrointestinal cancer, according to a study published in The BMJ. More than 15 million people are prescribed PPIs each year, while millions more purchase them over-the-counter, the researchers say."Read the article Overuse of heartburn drugs linked to heart, kidney disease, cancer
"The US military has been looking at changing the diets of elite operators like Navy SEALs as new evidence emerges that their diet could enhance their abilities on the battlefield, especially underwater. … The ketogenic, or keto, diet, is high in protein and fat and very low in carbohydrates. The diet forces the body to go into ketosis, in which the body burns stored fat, or ketone bodies, as energy instead of blood sugar, which comes from carbohydrates. Research shows the ketogenic diet can help human bodies stay underwater for longer periods of time."Read the articleNavy SEALs are looking into the keto diet to be even more effective on missions
"An estimated 1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs — a wide-ranging class of medications used to treat allergies, insomnia, … dizziness, motion sickness, Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and various psychiatric disorders. Older adults are highly susceptible to negative responses to these medications. Common side effects include dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, disorientation, agitation, [and] a sudden and acute change in consciousness. In late June, this risk was highlighted in a new report in JAMA Internal Medicine that examined more than 284,000 adults 55 and older in Britain between 2004 and 2016. The study found that more than half of these subjects had been prescribed at least one of 56 anticholinergic drugs. People who took a daily dose of a strong anticholinergic for three years had a 49 percent increased risk of dementia. … These findings don’t constitute proof that anticholinergic drugs cause dementia; they show only an association. But based on this study and earlier research, it now appears older adults who take strong anticholinergic medications for one to three years are vulnerable to long-term side effects."Read the articleIn older adults, some drugs may produce symptoms that imitate dementia