I sometimes wonder if researchers or journalists every look at the big picture. The article I looked at in Jewish World Review was perfect click bait. It had to do with aging and grip strength. I am getting old. I am having a hard time picking up my granddaughter. Of course, she is getting bigger but that can’t be the problem.
As I started looking through the article I came across this gem.
“A wealth of research already tells us that strength is good for us. People who lift weights are substantially less likely to develop heart disease, high blood pressure and many other chronic illnesses than those who skip resistance exercise.”I do not have the data and I am a bit too lazy to try to generate it so I will pretend that I am a reporter for CNN and ask a question: How many athletes in top shape have dropped dead or had serious physical issues this year? What is the ratio of serious physical problems to athletes as compared to the general population? I am guessing it is much higher.
I am also guessing that the factor that correlates best with lack of dying has to do with lack of vaccines rather than exercise. I would also bet that the combination of lack of vaccines and presence of exercise would lead to fewer deaths. I wonder what the determining variable would be. I wonder if that article will ever be published.
I wonder if I will win a Nobel prize for literature.
homo unius libri