Health has no one-size-fits-all formula.
In 2009, CrossFit originally concisely describes health as “increased work capacity across broad time, modal, and age domains.”* a verbose formula to comprehend.
In Layman’s terms it’s truly no less complicated “The real value of CrossFit’s new definition of health is that it gives us a meaningful way to assess and measure fitness, heath, and even quality of life throughout the years.”**
I have been in the fitness industry for close to 10 years (that seems scary to me for some reason) and my vision of Health is constantly evolving. Daily, I read articles, listen to podcast, watch videos, and put into practice many different methodologies in my own Health, the health of my family, and the health of my clients.
However the one ingredient that I seem to have always left out, is balance.
I am by NO means perfect. I am not in PERFECT health, I am not a PERFECT person, I am not a PERFECT MOM, DAUGHTER, WIFE, COACH or ATHLETE.
But I AM learning, trying and striving to “balance” all those “measures of fitness, health and quality of life,” Coach Glassman describes.
The reason I wanted to write a post on health today is to simply remind anyone reading, that BALANCE, is the glue, that holds all those measures of fitness TOGETHER.
*Sourced from http://journal.crossfit.com/2009/02/crossfits-new-definition-of-fitness-volume-under-the-curve-2.tpl
** Sourced from http://journal.crossfit.com/2009/08/discussion-on-the-new-definition-of-health.tpl