Pursuing Health
Using Wearables to Improve Health, Recovery & Performance PH221

Using Wearables to Improve Health, Recovery & Performance PH221

October 19, 2021

Healthcare practitioners and wearables experts provide insights on several different types of wearable devices for CrossFit and health, including trackers for workouts, sleep, recovery, and blood glucose.  The panelists share the most useful metrics to track, why personalized data and experimentation are so crucial for improving health and performance, and actionable tips individuals can use to improve their biometrics. 

 

The panel was part of a series of conversations hosted by CrossFit Health at the 2021 CrossFit Games.

 

You can connect with the featured panelists via Instagram:

Kristen Holmes - Whoop VP of Performance Science (@kristen_holmes2126)

Josh Clemente - Levels Founder and President (@josh.f.clemente)

Nick Nwabueze, MD - SteadyMD Physician (@thefittestdoc)

Mike Mallin, MD - CrossFit Precision Care (@mikemallin)

Katina Thornton, MD - Anesthesiologist  (@katinathornton911)

 

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Ep 183 - Pursuing Wild Health: Robb Wolf on The Case for (Better) Meat

 

Ep 210 - Shon Rowan on HRV + Pregnancy

 

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns

CrossFit Health Tip - Must Haves for Great Sleep with Matt Dawson, MD PH220

CrossFit Health Tip - Must Haves for Great Sleep with Matt Dawson, MD PH220

October 14, 2021

“Are you waking up rested and without an alarm clock?” asks Dr. Matt Dawson of CrossFit Precision Care.   His advice to get the rest and recovery you need? “Stick to the basics… cool, dark, and quiet.”

 

PMID: 31759934, 33879784, 27611440

 

To learn more about CrossFit Precision Care and how to get involved as a healthcare provider or patient, visit care.crossfit.com. 

 

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns

Solving Chronic Disease PH219

Solving Chronic Disease PH219

October 12, 2021

Healthcare practitioners and affiliate owners discuss limitations of the conventional healthcare system, the power of the CrossFit affiliate to transform health, and how we can make CrossFit more accessible to a broader population.  The panel was part of a series of conversations hosted by CrossFit Health at the 2021 CrossFit Games.

 

You can connect with the featured panelists via Instagram:

Julie Foucher, MD - Family Physician @juliefoucher

Pat Sherwood - CrossFit Linchpin Owner @sherwood215

Athena Perez  - Scaled Nation CrossFit Owner @athenamariebt

Nick Nwabueze, MD - SteadyMD Physician @thefittestdoc

Tom McCoy, DO - Vital Human Medical Director @vitalhumandoc


Related Episodes:
Ep 214 - CrossFit and Injuries

 

Ep 208 - From 450 Lbs. to Fit: Athena Perez

 

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns

CrossFit Health Tip - Do I Have Insulin Resistance? with Tom McCoy, DO PH218

CrossFit Health Tip - Do I Have Insulin Resistance? with Tom McCoy, DO PH218

October 7, 2021

1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, and 84% don’t even know it.  Family physician Tom McCoy, DO, describes the mechanism behind insulin resistance, how to investigate whether you have it, and steps to take to reverse it.  

 

To learn more about CrossFit Health and how to get involved as a healthcare provider or patient, visit health.crossfit.com. 

 

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns

Revolutionizing Healthcare: CrossFit Precision Care PH217

Revolutionizing Healthcare: CrossFit Precision Care PH217

October 5, 2021

CrossFit CEO Eric Roza and Wild Health co-founder and CEO Matt Dawson, MD join me to discuss the evolution of CrossFit Health and the inception of CrossFit Precision Care, a personalized medicine practice.  We discuss why CrossFit is uniquely positioned to revolutionize healthcare, the importance of primary care visits, even for healthy individuals, what it will be like to experience CrossFit Precision Care as a patient, and how other practitioners can get involved.

To learn more visit care.crossfit.com.

You can connect with Eric Roza via Instagram @rozaeric and Dr. Matt Dawson via Instagram @wildhealthmd.

Related Episodes:
Ep 158 - Eric Roza: CrossFit’s new CEO on Health, Happiness, and Performance

Ep 172 - Optimal Health through Genomics Based Personalized Medicine

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns

CrossFit Health Tip - Real vs. Processed Food with EC Synkowski PH216

CrossFit Health Tip - Real vs. Processed Food with EC Synkowski PH216

September 30, 2021

“You want food that goes bad,” says EC Synkowski, CF-L4 and founder of OptimizeMe Nutrition. “When we’re looking at nutrition for general overall health, you really want quality AND quantity. What happens with processed foods is we tend to have a mismatch of that.”

To learn more about CrossFit Health and how to get involved as a healthcare provider or patient, visit health.crossfit.com.

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Mentally Fit: Tarryn Harvey PH215

Mentally Fit: Tarryn Harvey PH215

September 28, 2021

When Tarryn Harvey was in her early 20’s, an unexpected heartbreak left her struggling with depression, anxiety, and the early stages of anorexia. A friend helped her recognize she needed help, and connected Tarryn with a personal trainer who eventually introduced her to CrossFit. As Tarryn began lifting weights, she started eating to fuel her workouts, and soon, she began to feel empowered and strong. Her depression started to fade, she reconnected with friends, and she discovered the power of meditation and positive self talk. Tarryn credits CrossFit with saving her life: not only does it help her remain physically healthy, she knows she can count on the community and the workouts help her mentally reset on challenging days.

You can connect with Tarryn via Instagram @wildandsassy1

Related Episodes:

Ep 161 - An Unlikely Antidote to Anorexia: Becky Fox

Ep 56 - Katrín Davíðsdóttir and Ben Bergeron on the Process of Creating a Champion

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns

CrossFit and Injuries PH214

CrossFit and Injuries PH214

September 21, 2021

Healthcare practitioners speak on what drew them to CrossFit when their colleagues might have said it was dangerous, how the risk of injury in CrossFit compares to other sports, the risk vs. benefits of exercise, the most effective recovery modalities, how we can change the perception of CrossFit in the medical community, and more.

You can connect with the featured panelists via Instagram:

Sean Rockett, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon @321gomd
Kelly Starrett, DPT, The Ready State Co-Founder @thereadystate
Amy West, MD, Sports Medicine Physiatrist @amywestmd
Jason Garrett, DC, Airrosti Chief Medical Officer @airrosti


Related Episodes:
Ep 132 - Healing Through Functional Movement with Dr. Amy West

Ep 184 - A Neurosurgeon Healing Back Pain with Functional Movement: Dr. David Johnson 

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Moving Through Ankylosing Spondylitis with Scott Young PH213

Moving Through Ankylosing Spondylitis with Scott Young PH213

September 14, 2021

After years of experiencing mysterious intermittent pain in his back, Scott Young was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory autoimmune condition that, over time, can cause the bones of the spine to fuse.

In this episode, he shares how his physical therapist encouraged him to start CrossFit to improve his movement mechanics, and how, over time, that’s led to his realization that staying moving helps relieve some of the stiffness and pain he experiences as a result of his AS.

We also talk about the mental benefits of surrounding yourself with a community that lifts you up, and the importance of focusing your energy on habits that lead to health and happiness in the long-term.

You can connect with Scott via Instagram @scottyoungcf.


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Ep 180 - Putting Scleroderma into Remission with Katie Spilka

Ep 184 - A Neurosurgeon on Healing Back Pain with Functional Movement: Dr. David Johnson


If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

Healing the Brain with Functional Fitness: Jenna Muri-Rosenthal PH212

Healing the Brain with Functional Fitness: Jenna Muri-Rosenthal PH212

September 6, 2021

Jenna Muri-Rosenthal is a speech-language pathologist, certified brain​ injury specialist, and a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer.  As the founder of Fit to Function Recovery, she has blended these areas of expertise into a program that combines functional fitness with cognitive rehabilitation.  

 

Jenna works with survivors of brain injury and strokes, both one-on-one and in a community environment to help them progress their recovery beyond what is typically considered “good enough” in a traditional rehabilitation setting.

 

In this episode, we talk about the benefits of CrossFit for those recovering from cognitive impairments, how the training community can better serve this population, and resources for those looking for help for themselves or a loved one.

 

You can connect with Jenna via Instagram @fittofunctionrecovery or via email fittofunctionrecovery@gmail.com.


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Ep 207 - From Aneurysm to Recovering Athlete with Vanessa Lew

 

Ep 124 - Breaking Barriers with an Adaptive Athlete and Coach Kevin Ogar

 

If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday.

Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

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