What is Health?

What is Health?

What is health?  According to a 1948 definition by the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Ok, I like the broad definition which includes physical, mental, and social, but I am not so sure about the word, “complete.”  … Read more

Lauren Fleshman: It’s Freaking Science Dude

Lauren Fleshman

Lauren Fleshman is a feisty, world-class, super fast middle and long distance runner competing as a member of the Oregon Track Club Elite team.  She is also a “smarty pants.” Yep, she has a BA from Stanford in Biology with a bonus MA in Education. But Lauren isn’t simply “book smart.”   She has combined what … Read more

CrossFit: The Biggest Loser or the Biggest Winner in 2012

CrossFit and The Biggest Loser

  Without a doubt, CrossFit has been on a tear.  In less than a decade, over 2500 gyms have been certified and affiliated with CrossFit, and the number of people who participate in CrossFit workouts is on the order of 500,000. The prize money for the first CF Games in 2007 was $500 compared to … Read more

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: Is it a Good Thing?

When I started CrossFit earlier this year, I experienced the joy of something called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).  And it wasn’t the run-of-the-mill type of DOMS, but rather this is the “I can’t walk up the stairs” or “I can’t straighten my arms” kind of sore. For me it was the workout that involved … Read more

Well Fed, and Most Definitely, Well Loved

Melisa Joulwan's Cookbook - Well Fed

Look out Paleo eaters, the cookbook that I have been begging for is now available.  Melissa Joulwan has just released Well Fed:  Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat – and it is beyond fantastic! I’m sure that many of you already follow Melissa at her blog, but if you don’t know her, Melissa … Read more