by Karnivore Kayla
Have you ever wondered how it’s possible that the number of people diagnosed with heart disease and circulatory disorders continue to increase every year, and be the leaders of mortality in the United States? What’s even more disturbing is how quickly that number has skyrocketed. According to the CDC, obesity rates have doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents just in the past 30 years. Over 35% of adults in the U.S. are obese, and an impressive 70% of adults are overweight or obese. And it is estimated that by the year 2050, one in three adults could have diabetes.
Now….I know that was a lot to take in. But those are the basics. Who’s to blame? Is it the consumers fault for buying something they know is bad for their health? Maybe they don’t know. Lack of education means lack of knowledge. There is a lot of bad s%&* out there that continues to be sold, and consumed, and someone out there is making a pretty penny off of it WITH the knowledge that their product is damaging to health. Look at the tobacco industry!! There’s no denying it when the leading causes of death in the U.S. are health related, are higher than ever before, and are 100% preventable.
Do you like CrossFit?: “Yeah man! All that intensity kicks my ass!” Do you like Greg Glassman?: “Uhhhhh….” pssst, founder of CrossFit..: “Oh! Well yeah, of course!” Well Glassman has been jumping from gym to gym rallying to fight big soda, and is ending the California Invasion this Thursday (11/19) at CrossFit Walnut Creek! “Holy shnikes! What does it all mean?!” He is hoping to raise awareness by getting Big soda to put a health warning label on all sugary drink bottles, cans, vending machines, and dispensaries that will read:
STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.
“I am down for the cause! Where? When? How?”
Thursday (11/19) at CrossFit Walnut Creek (1628 Cypress St.) at 6:00pm.
CrossFit is so much more than a WOD, or Lift n’ Chill, it is about community and bringing together a multitude of strong, likeminded people who want to lead us to change in our state, country, and world.