Weekly Burn: News You Can Use Now

The Weekly Burn

Weekly Burn: News You Can Use Now

The Reebok CrossFit Games start this weekend, and we can’t wait to see who will be crowned the Fittest Man and the Fittest Woman on Earth. Will Rich Froning continue to hold his title for the forth year in a row? And is Annie Thorisdottir going to reclaim the throne in the absence of last year’s winner, Samantha Briggs? Read on to learn more about a romantic CrossFit proposal, how to watch the Games, and new equipment being released for the competition. Plus we’ve got some news about a fruit recall, why being tired makes you crave carbs, and ways to turn your nutrition and workout “can’ts” into “cans.”

Burpees Till Death (Do Us Part!)

How romantic do you find burpees? One woman was proposed to right in the middle of a 5:30 a.m. CrossFit WOD (Workout Of the Day). If that doesn’t say love, we don’t know what does. (Self)

Where to Watch CrossFit

Watching The Fittest on Earth…From Your Couch

The CrossFit Games commence this weekend, but if you aren’t able to make it out to California to watch, here’s how you can get in on the action at home. (CrossFit Games)

Sprint Sled

You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea

Remember those sled-pushing workouts that make your legs burn like whoa? Yeah, well you haven’t felt anything yet! At the Games this weekend, the Sprint Sled will see its world debut. Details haven’t been released yet, but expect it to be heavy. (CrossFit Games)

Google Glass Hospital

Live Streaming From the Hospital Bed

We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty intrigued by Google Glass. Last year, one nurse streamed video in the hospital of her newborn to relatives using the device – but privacy advocates wonder whether it has a place in hospitals, yet. (The Atlantic)

Sleep Study USA Today

Best Way to Cut Carbs? Hit the Hay.

Go to sleep! A new study shows significant evidence of a link between sleep deprivation and carb consumption. The participants ate about 300 more calories while tired than well-rested, partially to add to the energy needed to fuel being awake longer. (USA Today)

Take a Deep Breath

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Your New Fruit Habit Might Not Be So Healthy

If you’ve had fresh fruit lately (hello, summer), you might want to be wary of symptoms of listeria, such as headache, fever or muscle aches. Fruits from California-based Wawona Packing Co., sold at chains like BJ’s; Costco; Trader Joe’s; Sam’s Club and Whole Foods, have been recalled for potentially containing the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. Yum! (Huffington Post)

5 Ways to Make it a Healthy Week

Nobody’s Perfect, You Gotta Work It

So many of us are perfectionists, focusing on what we aren’t able to do or haven’t done flawlessly yet. We enjoyed this sentiment, to focus on what you can do, and what you have done. One blogger challenged herself to make five small healthy choices everyday. And the result? Find out here. (Healthy Tipping Point)