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Chronic Disease: The Largest Killer



Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year in the US and treating people with chronic disease accounts for 86% of our nation's healthcare costs. (Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
 
Think that's a problem?
 
The good news is that we can hedge our bet against sickness (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, etc.) by making positve lifestyle changes.
 
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, and presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc., hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.” 
~ Greg Glassman
 
This isn't the only solution but it is the solution that we at Trebel recommend for most.
 
I often talk with folks who voice a legitimate concern that it is too expensive to join a gym and eat nutritious food. Every situation is different and I empathize with those who feel the burden of financial stress. 
 
But consider this:
  1. The total costs of heart disease and stroke in 2010 were estimated to be $315.4 billion.
  2. Cancer care cost $157 billion in 2010.
  3. The total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in 2012 was $245 billion.
  4. Medical costs linked to obesity were estimated to be $147 billion in 2008.
 
So, I encourage you to think long-term. Investing in your health can prove to be a financially sound decision. For some of us, it still might not be feasible to make a drastic lifestyle change right now, but for many it is.
 
Are you going to hedge your bet? Do you know of other loved ones that need to as well?
 
I hope this finds all of you in wellness. Continue to fight the good fight - your body and wallet will thank you for it :)
 
 
Originally posted on Coach Rob's Blog.
 

 

Group Class Programming for Monday, March 20th, 2017:

Life:
For time:
42 dumbbell Press (10/5#)
21 Parallette Dips
30 dumbbell Press
15 Parallette Dips
18 dumbbell Press
9 Parallette Dips

Fitness:
For time:
42 dumbbell Push Press (15/10#)
21 Parallette Dips + 1 second Tuck Sit
30 dumbbell Press
15 Parallette Dips + 1 second Tuck Sit
18 dumbbell Press
9 Parallette Dips + 1 second Tuck Sit

Performance:
For time:
42 dumbbell Push Press (25/15#)
21 Strict Ring Dips
30 dumbbell Push Press
15 Strict Ring Dips
18 dumbbell Push Press
9 Strict Ring Dips

*same time caps for "Elizabeth" and "Diane" apply (2:00, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00).

 

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