I Caught the Crossfit Fever

I have exciting news to share with you, my closest internet friends.  I caught the Crossfit fever.

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try Crossfit Hardcore in east Boca Raton with a group of friends.  I have heard about Crossfit, and I have seen the hardbodied people who work out there.  They are obviously doing something really right.  I also hoped that it might be a new fitness outlet for me.  Running is my drug of choice, and I like mixing it up with kettlebells and P90X.  Weight training, however, is not my cup of tea.  I always feel nauseous and drained for the rest of the day, so I generally avoid the typical “weight training” style workout.

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Sleeping Pills Raise Risk of Dying and Cancer

Do you or any of your friends take sleeping pills?  If so, you’re in good company.  About 6-10% of Americans use sleeping pills for better snoozing, and that number is on the rise these days.

 

A recent study conducted in the United States found that those who use sleeping pills were 4.6 times more likely to die within a 2.5 year time frame.  The study estimated that sleeping pills may have been associated with 320,000 to 507,000 excess deaths in the United States alone in 2010.  Note:  This information establishes an association, not a cause, but it raises a major health concern. sleeping pills, sleeping pills and death, sleeping pills and cancer,

The Dirty Dozen Fish | 12 Fish You Should Avoid

You’ve probably heard of the “dirty dozen,” or those fruits and vegetables that you should always buy organic.  These are the produce items that tend to absorb more pesticide and toxins than other fruits, so you should always buy these items from the organic section.  Did you know that there are also about a dozen seafood items you should avoid eating? Continue reading “The Dirty Dozen Fish | 12 Fish You Should Avoid” »