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What Is Health?

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What Is Health?

#WomensHealthWeek  A great place to start our mission of education through women's health week is first to discuss what health actually means and what it means to you.  If you Google Health, the definition states;  'the state of being free from illness or injury.' We know, as CrossFitters, that health is WAY more than that. It is much more than purely the absence of disease, and much more than either healthy or not-healthy. We like to think of it as a continuum: sickness, wellness and fitness, with fitness being our end goal.  Therefore health, as defined by CrossFit, has a...

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Why We Don't Feel Good Right Now

Why We Don't Feel Good Right Now

By Candice Lamb I don’t think I’m alone in saying that the last few weeks (or has it been years!?) hasn't done my mental health any favours. There is so much unknown and uncertainty in the world, and even though I am amongst the luckiest who is able to keep working (albeit a little differently at the moment) I have still really struggled. I NEED to understand things, and my reading and searching sent me right back to a theory I learnt way back in my Uni days which made all of my feelings make sense.  Maslow's Hierachy of Needs. ...

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3 Quick, Easy & Healthy Dinner Recipes in Under 30 Minutes!

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3 Quick, Easy & Healthy Dinner Recipes in Under 30 Minutes!

Who can relate to THAT life? 😅👆🏽 Whilst a handful of people do have more time on their hands during this global pandemic, a lot of others have become increasingly busy.  I know a few Mum's who are currently balancing home-schooling their children, keeping up with the housework PLUS work full/part-time.  It’s no surprise that when it comes to our eating and nutrition, we look for food that fit under the EASY, QUICK and where possible, HEALTHY umbrella.  I’ve offered three recipes below that tick these boxes (tried and tested by yours truly - and I’m by no means a...

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Homeschooling your kids? Stressed? Read this.

Homeschooling your kids?  Stressed?  Read this.

After viewing the amount of stressed home-schooling social media updates over the past couple of days, I thought now more than ever is the perfect time to lean on and learn from the Teachers within our community.  A massive thank you to Ash & Jen, for their contribution to this one.   I hope this helps any parent struggling or feeling a little stressed about being a school teacher right now.   *Spoiler alert, you’re not a School Teacher, and you're not expected to be.     Advice to parents home-schooling their child/children right now. By Ash Woods   Ensure you have set...

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HOW TO START TRAINING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

HOW TO START TRAINING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

By Coach J  I remember the first time I “properly” committed to training.  I had been doing my own thing here and there, no Coach or Personal Trainer eyeing my technique, no formal programming, no real routine.  As exercise slowly progressed to being more of a habit and an essential part of my life, I heard about CrossFit. I was so intrigued and curious but at the same time, REALLY F**KING NERVOUS.  I had been doing some stuff here and there, but this looked like a completely new world. The nerves were joined by self-doubt (what if I can’t do...

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