For those of you across the country (and around the world) who are not members of CFNYC yet still read this blog on a daily basis and find the links I post useful, enlightening, and/or entertaining, may I make a simple, heartfelt request? Please consider making a pledge of support for my efforts at the Fight Gone Bad IV charity fundraiser this Saturday, 9/26. I love doing this blog every day and getting positive feedback from readers around the globe, via comments, emails, and in person. It would mean so much to me to be able to take that positive feedback and turn it into support for Athletes for a Cure and the Wounded Warrior Project, the two charities we’re fighting for with FGB4.
Please show your support of this blog by sponsoring my efforts at FGB4. You can donate as little as the cost of a cup of coffee. Whatever you can spare, I’d most certainly appreciate it! (And if you wish, please feel free to post in comments below to let us know that you donated!) Thank you!
Speaking of FGB4, our team is now at 18 people and we’ve raised $1871 thus far. We’ve still got time for more people to sign up to compete, so click here to sign up now! (And remember, you don’t have to be a firebreather or an amazing fundraiser–every little bit of money raised helps!)
UPCOMING ELEMENTS WORKSHOPS:
#13 Mon/Wed @ 8pm, starts September 30 (new start date)
#14 Mon/Wed @ 8pm, starts October 26 (new start date)
#79 is SOLD OUT! (starts tonight)
#80 Tue/Thur @ 9pm, starts September 29 (2 slots left)
#81 Mon/Wed @ 8:30pm, starts October 5
#82 Tue/Thur @ 6am, starts October 6 (5 slots left)
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At the request of Dan D., one of our coaches, I’m focusing today’s links on Alzheimer’s disease (in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day):
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Alzheimers Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. There is no cure.
- As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s and dementia triple healthcare costs for Americans age 65 and older.
- Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States
- The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.
Alzheimers-related deaths have increased 47% since 2000. The financial and societal consequences of Alzheimer’s disease will be magnified in 2030, when an estimated 7.7 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s, and will be magnified further still in 2050, when approximately 11-16 million Americans will have the disease.
Contributions to fight this disease may be made to the Alzheimers Association where 77% of all funds raised go directly to Alzheimers care, support, research, awareness and advocacy.
CrossFitting, moderate alcohol consumption, and eating a Zone diet may help prevent Alzheimers
One in five fewer may get Alzheimers due to new finding
Keep your cholesterol in check to ward off Alzheimers
Seven ways to keep your brain young
Saturated (bad) fats linked to Alzheimers
Why you should come to the next Rest Day dinner
Bring your parents and grandparents with you to CrossFit
(Part of) Team CrossFit NYC at this past weekend’s Hybrid Challenge. From left to right: Torch, Sara, Brett, Craig. (Not pictured: Mike K.) Photo courtesy of Nicole Washington. Click here for results!