Not all Fitness Regimes are created equal
Only One can provide you with long term health & fitness
Only One can claim it has the highest success rate of curing and preventing Chronic Disease
Only One has the data to PROVE IT.
Australia has one of the highest rates of mortality in the World from Chronic Disease (aka Non Communicable Disease) according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A whopping 91% of all deaths each year in Australia are from Chronic disease. That’s 3% higher than that of even the United States.
Chronic disease or non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) are those conditions that are usually not passed on from one affected person to others, but are caused as a direct result of lifestyle and environmental factors. These include a host of different conditions including chronic lung diseases, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. (World Health Organisation).
Fortunately, chronic disease is a problem with a solution. It is entirely within our power to prevent and reverse it; indeed, a very small part of the population around the globe is already doing it.
In January 2018, an American company called InsideTracker, a health-analytics company that delivers personalised recommendations for wellness and performance based on blood biomarkers, compared the biomarkers of its approximately 1,200 self-identified CrossFit clients to the national average (USA) and its active (Non-CrossFit) clients.
Using publicly available data from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), InsideTracker did a side-by-side comparison of some of the major biomarkers associated with chronic disease—triglycerides, cholesterol and hsCRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, used to measure total body inflammation).
The findings suggest what CrossFit coaches across the World have been promoting for years:
CrossFit doesn’t just make people fitter; it is making them healthier.
CrossFit athletes make up a small percentage of InsideTracker’s user base. The company maintains a database of 250,000 people, and, out of sheer curiosity, it compared the biomarkers of its CrossFit users to those of the rest of its user base and to national averages (NHANES data, USA). It should be pointed out that the kind of people who pay to have their blood drawn and analysed tend to be deeply committed to health and wellness. They train competitively for marathons. They are serious triathletes and cyclists. They run obstacle-course races on the weekends for fun. In other words, they are active people who could be considered to represent a healthier subset of the American Average population.
The data from InsideTracker suggests that you can get a pass on chronic disease by getting as fit as possible.
That the biomarkers of the CrossFit group were better than the active, NON-CrossFit group suggests that when it comes to your health, not all exercise is created equal.
CrossFit stands alone in the fitness ecosystem because it is the only program that incorporates constantly varied functional movement at high intensity. Every other exercise regimen or trend—from yoga to Pilates to HIIT to kickboxing to P90X— lacks at least one element of that prescription, and most lack two or all three of them.
The combination of functional movement, constant variance and high intensity is required to increase your work capacity, which is, in turn, required to improve your health.
Exercise that does NOT increase your ability to move large loads over long distances quickly might burn calories, but is not as potent an investment in your long-term health. As CrossFit becomes more and more mainstream, there will be a growing understanding that if you want to be as fit as you can possibly be, you should do CrossFit.
The data from InsideTracker suggests something far more powerful:
If you want to be as healthy as you can possibly be, you should do CrossFit.
To read all the data findings click here.
Are you ready to invest in your health? We would love to have you! Get started now by clicking here to book into a FREE trial class.