Can You Get COVID Twice?

There seems to be a huge list of misinformation out there regarding COVID-19, antibodies, and immunity. So I thought I’d take some time this morning to tell you there is no evidence, there is no proof, and you are safer to treat this like the doctors recommend....

We’re All Suffering from Peloton FOMO

 Is anyone else feeling just a little left out because they’re not rich enough to join this Peloton craze? Trust me. I’d tear it up on one of these bikes if I could, but I’m just apparently not cool enough. And I’m not sure it would fit in my toy-sized Brooklyn...

Pandemic Inside a Pandemic: Opioid Abuse in America

You’ve probably seen or heard headlines the past few weeks that opioid abuse and overdoses have exploded over the course of quarantine. The stories seem to echo across the country. In Illinois’ Cook Country, home to the city of Chicago, overdoses are on track to...

Over-training During Quarantine

Today, let’s talk about overtraining. It’s something many of us are facing right now with limited outlets for our time and energy. Personally, I’m nursing a strained MCL after going from a few CrossFit classes a week to running and walking 50-plus miles a week. ...

Healthy Black Children Are 3.5x More Likely to Die 30 Days after Surgery

Let’s talk more about racial disparity in our country. It affects us in so many more ways than most people realize and recognize. Research recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics found healthy Black children are 3.5 times more likely to die within 30 days...

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We’re All Suffering from Peloton FOMO

 Is anyone else feeling just a little left out because they’re not rich enough to join this Peloton craze? Trust me. I’d tear it up on one of these bikes if I could, but I’m just apparently not cool enough. And I’m not sure it would fit in my toy-sized Brooklyn...

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Pandemic Inside a Pandemic: Opioid Abuse in America

You’ve probably seen or heard headlines the past few weeks that opioid abuse and overdoses have exploded over the course of quarantine. The stories seem to echo across the country. In Illinois’ Cook Country, home to the city of Chicago, overdoses are on track to...

read more

Over-training During Quarantine

Today, let’s talk about overtraining. It’s something many of us are facing right now with limited outlets for our time and energy. Personally, I’m nursing a strained MCL after going from a few CrossFit classes a week to running and walking 50-plus miles a week. ...

read more

Participating in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

What is it like participating in one of the COVID-19 vaccine trials running right now? Many people want to know as the world rushes to educate themselves in what the expedited vaccine development process looks like. Richard Fisher wrote a piece for BBC about his...

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Fitness Promotes Stronger Bones as You Age

‘Aging’ is the topic of the day, as a research article published mid-July found an association between older participants’ physical fitness and their bone mass and structure. What does that mean? Older people who stayed physically fit had healthier, stronger bones....

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Why the Pandemic Has Been Good for Fitness in America

Today we are talking about a story in TIME, titled “The Pandemic Is Turning Americans Against the Gym. That Could Be a Good Thing for the Nation's Health.” https://youtu.be/cy36oiFHnKQ What? Yes. At the very core of it, many of us are learning how to be healthy within...

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Housing Inequality and Heart Disease

Today we are talking about a recent statement from the American Heart Association which found a link between housing stability and poor cardiovascular health. https://youtu.be/SvhxWmsYygU The review of research on housing’s impact on heart disease found that the...

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Welcome to the New Ben Garves Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of the newly-pivoted podcast. It will no longer be known as the WODDITY Podcast for News About CrossFit. You’re now listening to the Ben Garves podcast, a daily show helping you center yourself on a fit and nutritious activist lifestyle...

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