As part of a new study, research has shown that those in their mid-70s who have been active for most of their lives have similar cardiovascular health as 40-45 year old's. The group in their 70s had been maintaining exercises that consisted of running and/or cycling about 4-6 days a week. Research also found that the health of the muscles of this same group was about the same as the muscles of those who were 25 years old. Although the study was relatively small, the findings, which were published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in August, suggest a dramatic benefit of lifelong exercise for both muscle health and the cardiovascular system.
The 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia attracted 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 medal sports and participate in golf and wheelchair tennis. The Games would not be possible without the competitive spirit of the participating wounded warriors, along with the communal support of families, friends, volunteers, and the many financial supporters that help make the games a reality.
Most CrossFit athletes, and athletes in general, realize they cannot work out for just 6-10 weeks and then expect to stay in shape for 12 months. The same goes for nutrition. Quality nutrition is such an important habit for CrossFitters, and laying a good foundation for nutrition should be a great focus for athletes.