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CrossFit helps veterans heal

Posted by Alexa Pozniak  November 10, 2013 12:12 AM

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The process of re-integrating back into the civilian life can prove challenging for some veterans. Approximately 45 percent of soldiers who return home from deployment are marred, to varying degrees, from the rigors of combat. For one group of vets, a CrossFit facility in Middleton has become a sanctuary, of sorts, where they work together to mend both the body and the mind. Intense workouts act as powerful stress relievers and provide them with a rush of endorphins. And the camaraderie among members offers them a sense of support and belonging. In many ways, they've become a new band of brothers. Watch as they explain how this unconventional approach to healing has helped them physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at Boston.com. She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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