(Vlog) Common CrossFit Sore spots Part 1--Upper back

In this video Katie helps me help you get rid of the stubborn pain between your shoulder blades.  When we hold our selves in a really great position for deadlifting, shoulders pulled back, head neutral, and bar close,  you rely on your rhomboids to help keep your shoulders in place and avoid the "dog pooping"  deadlift.  BUT--it can get sore or cause a stabbing pain that you might want to use some heavy duty meds to relieve.  I have a cheaper, healthier, and easier (though not less painful) solution.

A lacrosse ball.  Katie's face says it all.  One small roll at a time. Check it out:

Your health is your choice

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Are you giving this deadly killer permission to shorten your lifespan?

Question for you...

What can potentially give you the blues, cause dementia, and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke?

It has the potential to saddle you with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, colon cancer, breast cancer and reduce your testosterone level.

Plus, it can chip away at your looks, how you feel and your confidence level.  It will erode your quality of life and shorten your lifespan.

If that's not bad enough, it's costing the world money...lots of money.  According to the McKinsey Report, its estimated economic impact is $663 billion in the United States and $2 trillion worldwide.

In other words, it's an expensive, deadly killer.  If you haven't guessed already, I'm referring to being overweight or obesity. 

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 74% of American men and 64% of American women are overweight or obese.

Welcome to part one of my two-part series on obesity.  Today, I'm going to look at the effect it has on your body and overall well-being.  Being obese can potentially result in...

  Coronary Heart Disease (CDC) - When you're overweight or obese a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside your arteries.  This plaque buildup can narrow or block your arteries or if the area ruptures it can cause a blood clot.  You could also get to the point where, because your heart can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs, you experience heart failure.
 

  Stroke - A heart attack occurs when your heart doesn't get enough blood.  A stroke occurs when there's a blockage of blood to your brain.  If the plaque buildup causes a clot near your brain, you could have a stroke.
 

  High Blood Pressure - The excess fat in your abdominal area causes your arteries to become stiff and thick.  When the blood vessels get stiff it's more difficult for your blood to flow which leads to high blood pressure.  Plus when it's difficult for the blood in your body to move around it increases your adrenaline level which can also contribute to high blood pressure. 
 

  Diabetes - According to a report in the journal of Science, when you're overweight the membranous network (called endoplasmic reticulum) inside your individual cells becomes stressed.  When this happens, your cells can no longer process all the nutrients.  As a result, an alarm goes off, telling your cells to dampen down the insulin receptors. This results in insulin resistance and leads to consistently high concentrations of sugar glucose in your blood which could potentially result in type 2 diabetes. 
 

  Gallbladder disease - Obesity increases the amount of cholesterol in bile which can lead to the formation of gallstones.

 

  Osteoarthritis - Being overweight causes osteoarthritis because it puts extra stress on your joints.  Plus a poor diet causes inflammation which is associated with joint pain.
 

Gout - Uric Acid is a waste product created naturally from certain foods you eat.  If you produce too much and your kidneys can't eliminate it efficiently (through your urine) problems arise such as gout.  Being overweight increases the level of uric acid in your blood.
 

Breathing Problems - When you have extra weight in the chest and abdomen, the muscles that control your breathing have to work harder.  Plus fat tissue around your organs hampers the movement of the diaphragm which reduces lung expansion. 
 

Dementia - Dementia is when your memory and thinking skills are reduced.  The most common form is Alzheimer's disease.  A 2008 study by John Hopkins University found that the risk of dementia went up by 42 percent with adults who are obese.  The risk of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia went up by 80 percent and 73 percent respectively.  (Vascular dementia is when one experiences memory loss, difficulties thinking, solving problems and speaking due to problems with the blood supply to their brain).
 

Depression - Studies have found that you're 25% more likely to suffer from depression if you're obese.   Plus studies have revealed a link between obesity and depression in adolescents.
 

Lack of a positive Self-Image - This is kind of like wondering what came first, the chicken or the egg.  Lack of a positive self-image can lead to obesity and vice versa. 
 

A lower testosterone level - A study of 2,100 men aged 45 and older found that their odds of having a low testosterone level were 2.4 times higher if they were obese.  Besides affecting sexual performance, low testosterone can result in weight gain, a lack of energy, depression, and concentration problems.

If you're currently overweight or obese, this article isn't meant to shock you.  It's a merely of a way of motivating you to take action.  The stakes are just too high.  If you're obese (or have family members who are) it's never too late to improve your quality of life and lay the foundation for a healthy and happy future.

Do it! Now. Take Action.

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“Why this?  Why now?”
That’s a question we often ask people who decide that today is the day they are ready to learn how to eat to support their lifestyle and reach their goals.

In reference to how people nourish their body when they decide they want to change, which word would best describe  a more positive  outcome?

Which word demonstrates execution and positive  action?
Which word would you choose to use to describe how you are taking action when it comes to your body, your health & wellness, and your goals?

So, back to the original question, “Why this, why now?"
If can an answer that deep question, than it just may be the point in your life that you are indeed ready to being doing something to take care of your body, health and overall wellness.    You are done with trying.

Don’t throw in the towel for the last two months of 2017 “because you’ll be ready in January 2018.” Small, consistent changes each day add up to long-term change that makes a difference.    Record your day in journal.
Write out your goals. Be the amazing, strong, confident, in-charge, healthy person we know you can be  starting today. Take  action.

No more “trying.”    Only doing!


 

“Why this?  Why now?”

Thats a question we often ask people who decide that today is the day they are ready to learn how to eat to support their lifestyle and reach their goals.

 

In reference to how people nourish their body when they decide they want to change, which word would best describea more positive  outcome?

 

Which word demonstrates execution and positiveaction?

Which word would you choose to use to describe how you are taking action when it comes to your body, your health & wellness, and your goals?

 

So, back to the original question, Why this, why now?"

If can an answer that deep question, than it just may be the point in your life that you are indeed ready to being doing something to take care of your body, health and overall wellness.                                           You are done with trying.

 

Dont throw in the towel for the last two months of 2017 because youll be ready in January 2018.Small, consistent changes each day add up to long-term change that makes a difference.                                              Record your day in journal.

Write out your goals. Be the amazing, strong, confident, in-charge, healthy person we know you can bestarting today. Takeaction.

 

No more trying.”  Only doing!