Until the Norskies come along.
”We found that if you sleep a lot, rest a lot (some call it being a couch potato), and even smoke, you are 80 times more likely to be healthier and enjoy your life more than someone who busts their ass every day exercising. You cannot get injured while you sleep and you get rejuvenated. Even walking very often will grind at your knees and cartilage, often leading to discomfort later in life or even surgery. Watch TV or read a book on your soft couch instead of joining an over 40 old man’s soccer league. Break a leg, have a heart attack, or sit around and enjoy a book and a cigarette? Pretty easy choice really. It challenges all of our traditional conventions and we already have Zumba dance instructors and swimming coaches breathing down our necks. We don’t care. Get angry and run on over to come see us. We’ll be chilling on the sofa, most likely, enjoying life without injury.”
I don't see why it would be preposterous idea to consider.
The heart is a muscle, just like any other in your body. If you exercise, it gets stronger. They call it the "athletic heart", increases in size, iirc, by about 50% after two weeks of moderate to heavy exercise. It increases the amount of oxygenated blood that is pumped through the body, allowing for a lower resting heart beat and the ability to adequately pump nutrients around the body during strenous activity. Generally it is considered a positive adaptation, the only negative being that it can mask serious heart issues in athletes as doctors might incorrectly attribute changes to the athletic heart when they are really caused by an underlying issue. Also, cartilage isn't like other parts of your body, it gets very little blood flow and thus is more difficult to repair and maintain (much like ligaments and tendons). In fact, the only way to get nutrients to cartilage, such as your knees, hips, shoulders and all those other things that fail from age, is to constantly move them. Stretching will prevent tears and rips in muscles and connective tissue. It's sudden physical activity by unhealthy people that lead to issues like heart attacks, torn tendons and ligaments, sprains etc in the people who wrote this article, the ones who sit around smoking and then decide to play soccer one day when they've done nothing for years.
This article basically says everything that has been researched, documented, and studied prior is false. Well, that is what I'm assuming... since the article doesn't really say much aside from "being lazy is healthy" and "look at our witty article name".
Now hey, it could be correct, but I'd want to see the actual research data, as well as peer reviewed follow up studies, before I take it for anything beyond people trying to validate their lifestyle choices as something it isn't.
Well, if you sit on your ass all day and smoke, the gap between what is minimal stress and what pushes your heart to work hard becomes smaller. So it seems to me that laziness would still be counterproductive.
Though I do admit, most likely this is a paper written by these two stoners and they came up with a silly idea to turn in as homework, and turned out they have a strong point with little counter evidence.
Last edited by Mute; 06-02-2012 at 07:33 PM.
bah, you must be trollin
I just searched all over the place, not one database has any info on the article, the authors names etc. No other site but a blog even mentions it, and the blog is a word for word copy. Then we have the fact that mouthfrogger states on it's site that
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So yeah, BS.
Was the monk thing a bit much?
Last edited by Mute; 06-02-2012 at 10:30 PM.
I trusted you Mute. I trusted you.
And you took that trust and shat on it.