Sickness-Wellness-Fitness

With chronic disease on the rise…more than ever is there a need for a program to combat the ravages of a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.

Here CrossFit HQ came up with a continuum of sickness, wellness, and fitness with the thinking that the closer you came to fitness the better off you were in the fight against aging and chronic disease.

Any measurable value of health can be placed on this continuum to provide us with feedback in the areas that need the most work.

And for most every condition the prescription is the same…

DIET
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep your intake to levels that support your exercise but not your body fat.

EXERCISE
Do constantly varied, functional movements(squats, push ups, etc.), at high (relative) intensity.

CrossFit is the easy answer to the worlds most vexing problem: CHRONIC DISEASE.

Below are a list of numbers to aim for!

Blood Pressure
Sickness-160/95 Wellness-120/70 Fitness-105/55

Body Fat Percentage
Sickness-40%+ Wellness-20% Fitness-10%

Bone density
Built through strength training and proper diet

Triglycerides
Sickness-200/499 Wellness/Fitness-150 or less

Good and Bad Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Sickness-145+ Wellness/Fitness-110

HDL Cholesterol
Sickness-40 or less Wellness/Fitness-70

A1C Test (Diabetes)
Sickness-5.7+ Wellness-5 Fitness-4

Flexibility
Supple Leopard’s 9 Mobility Archetypes

Muscle mass
Sickness-Trouble standing up Wellness-Air Squat Fitness-Body Weight Back Squat


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