Benefits of Endurance Training

July 4, 2018 Written by

Get ready… CrossFit Salus Endurance “Beyond Orange” Heart Rate Training Program is almost here! Has your workout hit a wall? If you’ve been eating healthy and exercising more, but still haven’t achieved the results you want, maybe you need some motivation from within. Benefits of Endurance Training Accomplish More. Looking to get more out of your workout? Heart rate training is the answer. Measure how hard you’re working during exercise... Read More

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Life After the Nutrition Challenge

June 21, 2018 Written by

Life After the Nutrition Challenge You made it! 21 days of clean eating, being mindful of your portions, staying hydrated, exercising, mobilizing, sleeping like a baby, working toward your goals and motivating everyone around you! But, now what? What happens after the nutrition challenge? Preparing for life after a nutrition challenge is not a huge topic many nutrition challenges address (resulting in a lot of those notorious ups and downs). But,... Read More

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Accountability: Do You Have a Plan?

June 20, 2018 Written by

Accountability Within A Strong Support Group One of the things we love most about this challenge is our awesome community. Our members are incredible at sharing their own advice, recipes, tips and tricks to help others succeed.  And what it all boils down to is having accountability within a strong support group. As we near the end of our 21 Day Rise Up nutrition challenge, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of this very thing. Stay on... Read More

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Endocrine Disruptors: What Are They? How Do I Avoid Them?

June 18, 2018 Written by

So, you’re drinking all your water, awesome! But now it’s time to step it up a notch and ditch the plastic bottles…and the endocrine disruptors that come along with them. What Are Endocrine Disruptors? Endocrine disruptors can be natural or man-made substances that interfere with our body’s endocrine system (hormone and cell signaling) and can lead to harmful developmental, neurological, immune and reproductive effects. Maybe you’ve... Read More

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Got Pain? Leaky Gut Might Be To Blame.

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Today we take a look into the connection between joint pain and leaky gut. Achy knees? Chronic knee pain? Stiff joints? Often, these ills are attributed to the unfortunate effects of aging and we just chalk it up to be arthritis. What if that pain in the neck was actually caused by an imbalance from another part of our body? Our gut. Several studies have uncovered a link between microbes in our gut and other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis... Read More

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Mobility for CrossFit: Why You Need to Do It

June 17, 2018 Written by

When you put effort into mobility for CrossFit, Oly, etc., you’ll start to notice serious improvements (ie: gains) in your training, more frequent PRs, smoother reps, and a faster recovery (preventing that dreaded DOMS). Athletes who CrossFit sometimes find they feel held back in certain exercises because of limited range of motion (ROM). In fact, a limited mobility (and stability) will even hinder performance. If you want to boost performance... Read More

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Is Sugar Bad?

June 16, 2018 Written by

Is sugar bad? Will sugar make me gain weight? When is it OK to eat sugar? Many of us think of sugar as the white stuff people put in their coffee and the stuff that makes up most of those cereals in the breakfast “food” aisle. Sugars also occur naturally in many whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and even whole grains. You recognize these as “carbs.” Along with sugar, the macronutrient carbohydrates also includes starch (potatoes... Read More

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Importance of Staying Hydrated

June 13, 2018 Written by

We need water to stay alive. Yet, we lose it all the time through sweating, respiration and excretion. Staying hydrated is important for many reasons; it lubricates joints, regulates body temperature and brings nutrients to cells to name just a few.  Body Water Water makes up about 55-60% of our bodies. Over half of you is water. Bone (22%), body fat tissue (25%), muscle and brain tissue (75%), blood (83%), eyes (95%), etc. For example, if you are... Read More

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Sleeping Tips for Athletes

June 12, 2018 Written by

Most of us know how important sleep is for our health. But do you know how important it really is for our digestion, thinking, performance…even body composition…oh yea, and our sanity? But we get it, even if you read all the sleeping tips in the world, the moment your head hits the pillow, you just can’t seem to fall asleep. You’re not alone.   Getting Zzz’s is important, especially as an athlete. Find out why getting your Zzz’s... Read More

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Macronutrients for Energy Balance

June 11, 2018 Written by

Balancing Macronutrients for Energy Macronutrients, you probably know them as “macros,” include carbohydrates, protein and fat. Each one plays a significant role our health, affecting our energy levels and body composition, our ability to do work and recover from exercise as well as our fight against chronic disease. Today, we’re going to touch on energy balance and how the kind of macronutrients you choose (for example, minimally processed... Read More

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