Honor & Remembrance

by Ed Arntson June 07, 2018 3 min read

Honor & Remembrance

**This journal entry was originally scheduled for before Memorial Day. Despite its latency, the content below is still relevant and you can apply it next year at Memorial Day - and for parts of it - perhaps even during the Fourth of July or Veteran’s Day next November to honor Veterans and their service to the Nation.** 

 


 

This weekend in the United States is not about barbecuing, boating, water skiing, or fishing. This weekend is about Honor and Remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. This weekend is about honoring those who have died for the United States of America. 

How can you honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice? 

There are several things that you can do, small things - simple things:

  1. Attend a Memorial Day ceremony near you. There are a lot of them. Check your local paper/news station. 
  2. Take your children to a smaller, local memorial and talk to them about the names etched in the walls of the memorial. Talk to them about the sacrifice that those men and women made for freedom - how they were sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers. They were volunteers who laid down their life so that you can live free here at home. 
  3. Look up some of the men and women who have died for your freedom (The American Fallen Soldiers Project is a great site to learn more about some of the heroes who have died since the start of the Afghan War in 2001.) 
In memory of LTC Jason Good with LTC Edward Arntson

This year, I wanted to honor LTC Jason Good, one of my former bosses who made a tremendous impact on me as a young officer in the Army. In February, Jason died far too young and left behind a beautiful wife and two children.

On most Memorial days, Jason would do the Cross Fit Hero WOD “Murph” to honor those who had fallen in the name of freedom. So this year, I wanted to do it because Jason no longer could.

 

(Murph is comprised of: Running 1 mile, completing 300 squats, 200 push-ups, 100 pull-ups and then running another mile. It’s brutal.)

 

I wrote a training plan and completed “Murph” for time with my 20# vest on. I did it in 43:38, which is a pretty solid time, but it wasn’t about the time. It was about the effort that I put into training for “Murph,” and the effort I gave when I did it for time. 

And remember how I wrote several months back about what to do with your ‘leftover’ fitness? Well, you know what I did? I did “Murph” again - this time with no vest. I did it with a friend yesterday - and it was awesome. On Wednesday, I’ll do it at work - again. 

This Memorial Day, take time to honor those who have fallen in the cause of freedom. There are a lot of ways you can do this - and I’ve listed a few above - but just take the time to do it. You’ll walk away from it more grateful for your freedom and the time that you are spending with your family and friends. 

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, but above all - remember why you are enjoying the day off. 

Train hard. Train smart. 

V/R,

Lieutenant Colonel Ed Arntson (I got promoted last month!)

Ed Arntson
Ed Arntson

"I've been taking Perfect Amino for 9 years now. I continue to take PerfectAmino because it offers unparalleled recovery from challenging training sessions. As an Army officer who is constantly on the go, Perfect Amino is the best product to fit my busy lifestyle. I also take Bodyhealth Complete + Detox multi-vitamins every day. If you're looking for the best multi-vitamin on the market - stop looking. BH Complete + Detox provides your body with everything it needs and keeps you going strong."


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in BodyHealth

The Master of Metabolism: How the Thyroid Gland Creates Vitality
The Master of Metabolism: How the Thyroid Gland Creates Vitality

by Dr. David Minkoff October 09, 2019 7 min read

When you think of “vitality” what do you think of?

For most people, it’s some image of an active life, bursting with energy: shining eyes; spring in your step; the zest of life.

But if you go just a little bit deeper into this idea of vitality, it’s not some abstract, ephemeral quality reserved for the chosen few with the right genetics. It’s a very real thing, grounded in the biochemistry of life.

And it ultimately comes down to your body’s ability to make biological energy, a complex process collectively known as “metabolism.” 

So if you want to enhance your vitality, it makes sense to start with the master regulator of metabolism –– the one gland that controls metabolism and energy for every single  cell in your body:

The Thyroid Gland.

And learning how to dial in its health is one of the most powerful ways to enhance your energy, speed up healing, and simply feel more alive.

Read More
The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts
The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts

by Andrew Schachter September 30, 2019 9 min read

You might think that with the current state of health in our society that manufacturers would see the value of investing in whole food sourced natural ingredients.  Poor government oversight and regulation combined with a lack of education for consumers creates an environment inconsistent with the primary intention of supplements which is to enhance and better health & well-being
Read More
PerfectAmino Uptake and Bioavailability, Plasma Test and Lab Results
PerfectAmino Uptake and Bioavailability, Plasma Test and Lab Results

by Dr. David Minkoff September 25, 2019 4 min read

Abstract
This study examines the effect of PerfectAmino on the plasma amino acid levels in 5 patients at an Integrative Medical Clinic in Clearwater, FL. Fasting levels of essential serum amino acids and glucose were taken, and then 10 grams of PerfectAmino were fed with repeat serum levels of amino acids and glucose taken at an average of 41 minutes and 103 minutes afterward. The data showed that in every case blood levels of essential amino acids increased significantly from fasting levels with no increase in glucose levels. Additionally, levels of conditionally essential amino acids, (Arginine and Histidine), had increases as well, demonstrating that with PerfectAmino both conditionally essential amino acids can be produced by the body when PerfectAmino is fed. We conclude that PerfectAmino in both tablet and powder from are well absorbed after oral feeding and have no significant effect on blood glucose levels.

Read More