The chances of developing a chronic disease after the age of 50 is actually quite high in developed countries. Heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer – we all know someone who has suffered. There are plenty of pills that can ease the pain, but ultimately only you can help to prevent the onset of all chronic disease, not your doctor.
CrossFit provides people with a non-medicinal way to stay healthy. Regular exercise and proper nutrition is the best way to live longer and prevent diseases.
Exercise & Nutrition Can Prevent Chronic Disease
Not enough exercise and poor nutrition, is one of the main causes of chronic diseases (3). A sedentary lifestyle and a bad diet encourages weight gain and fat to build around the organs. This can significantly increase your chances of various conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol, stroke and type 2 diabetes. However if you do CrossFit at least 3 times per week, you can lower your chances by 50% (5)!
Exercise Makes You Happier!
We all know that happiness cures. Laughter and smiles can wipe away depression, stress and anxiety instantly. These three mental disorders can cause other issues and possibly chronic diseases. It is a known fact that exercise, especially CrossFit, can make you feel happier by improving your mood. Exercise releases those happy hormones known as endorphins. These hormones produce good feelings and reduce the feeling of pain.
Exercise Promotes Weight Loss