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Government-Approved Workouts? The Fight Against Fitness Licensing: New at Reason

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason

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Almost everything the federal government has told the public about healthy diets over the past three decades may have been wrong. The U.S. Surgeon General suggested avoiding saturated fats and prioritizing grains and other carbohydrates. Low-fat products started filling the aisles at grocery stores, as families tried to follow the government’s infamous food pyramid. Obesity rates continued to climb, and some dissenting scientists and started questioning the consensus. The U.S. government and major health organizations were slow to react, but in recent years have finally started updating the official recommendations.

Is the exact same scenario about to play out in the fitness industry?

“All of these government agencies, all of our universities, they’ve all sat silent through one of the worst declines in health the modern world has ever seen,” says Greg Glassman, who’s the founder of Crossfit, which runs 13,000 gyms in the U.S. “And their response

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