Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Sickness-Wellness-Fitness Continuum

This whole current epidemic with covid19 can be a scary thing, but how can you/us help to prevent sickness-death if we were to catch a virus that could possibly kill us?
The Sickness-Wellness-Fitness Continuum.
From the numbers I have seen thus far, the vast majority of deaths that have occurred are in those who had some type of chronic disease, which once catching covid19, pushed their immune system to not be able to handle fighting off the virus.

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“Medicine has no effective treatment for chronic disease: It is symptomatic only. The doctor gives you a drug to bring your cholesterol down, a different drug to raise your bone density. You might need bariatric surgery if you have morbid obesity. If you have paved-over coronary arteries, they can do bypass surgery. If you become glucose intolerant, the doctor can put you on insulin. But all of these are not fixes. They are masking the problem. If you have persistent malignant hypertension, you should take an antihypertensive if you cannot get your blood pressure down otherwise. But how would you get it down otherwise?”
@crossfit holds a uniquely elegant solution to the greatest problem facing the world today. It is not global warming or climate change. It is not the worst two choices imaginable for president. It is chronic disease. The CrossFit stimulus—which is constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar—can give you a pass on chronic disease. It is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. It is so simple.”
Mitigate the risk of sickness-death by doing everything in your power to decrease chronic disease and keep your ticker to the right side of the fitness continuum. 👍🏻💪🏻

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