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There are about a billion and one opinions on which workout program is the best. Should you run? Should you lift weights? Should you swing your legs gaily on a Richard Simmons' Gazelle?

There's one answer that will work for pretty much everyone: Crossfit.

Crossfit is designed to be a total workout system. It addresses the 10 areas of fitness (strength, endurance, agility, flexibility, cardiovascular health, balance, and four more that I've forgotten). The end result? You get in such good shape that you can tackle any sport or activity, from basketball to mountain climbing.

Happy Month of Healthy Living!

On Runner's Ravings

With my academics now under control, it’s time to divert my attention back towards my diet and exercise. In my effort to get a good college schedule in order, I have become a little less disciplined in the weight-room and the kitchen. In September, I plan to change this, and here’s how.

:: 30 Days of Healthy Living, Diet Edition ::

For the next 30 days, I will be making a number of changes to my diet. Not all at once--but rather eliminating one thing for the first three weeks, along with finding new, healthy replacements for those things, and then bringing it all together and sustaining the change in the final week of September. Here is the final plan, which I have deeply considered and weighed, and that I find to be completely reasonable and achievable:

:: Week One - Eliminating Fried and Sugary Foods ::

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