Thursday, August 18, 2016

Workout of the Day

A) Death by Shuttle Sprint
1st min: 1x10m Shuttle Sprint
2nd min: 2x10m Shuttle Sprint
3rd min: 3x10m Shuttle Sprint
etc… continue adding 10m every minute until you can no longer complete the work in under a minute

REST 5 MINUTES, then…

B) Death by Burpee
1st min: 1 Burpee
2nd min: 2 Burpees
3rd min: 3 Burpees
etc… follow the same pattern

*workout courtesy of CrossFit Verve.

Soda Taxes

CrossFit Beat is proud to endorse the Healthy Boulder Kids initiative, which seeks to institute a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Cities around the world are starting to institute these taxes as a way to reduce diabetes and obesity. The CrossFit Journal recently published an article about this very issue.

This measure will fund health programs within the city to improve nutrition and physical activity, especially among low-income residents. It enacts a two cents per ounce excise on soda and other sugary drinks sold in the City of Boulder. You can read the full measure that has been filed here.

Why?

  • Sugary drinks are the single largest source of added sugar and caloric intake in the United States1, and are a leading contributor to diabetes and obesity2.
  • These drinks cause significant harm to health that we all pay for in the form of increased health insurance premiums and taxes to support public health programs, and it keeps getting worse3.
  • Taxes on sugary drinks are proven way to decrease consumption and improve health4&5.

You can learn more about the Boulder initiative at their website HealthyBoulderKids.org.

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