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(MSNBC)   Scientists confirm what fat people have known for years: joggers are dumb   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 162
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2012-12-10 04:33:07 PM  
It's all the bouncing, that cant be good for your brain.
 
2012-12-10 05:19:22 PM  
So the runner's high is really just carbon monoxide?
 
2012-12-10 05:35:24 PM  
Well at least they're not as dumb as bicyclists are.
 
2012-12-10 05:59:31 PM  
Joggers are dumb - runners on the other hand are farking awesome.

/ Slower then 10min/mi pace - you are a farking jogger
 
2012-12-10 06:06:21 PM  
Urban jogging may be making you dumber


Urbane jogging, on the other hand, enriches your life as you jog down the street with a leather-bound copy of A Tale of Two Cities in one hand and a brandy snifter in the other hand.
 
2012-12-10 06:53:17 PM  
Suburban fresh air better than carbon monoxide laden city air when working out, ya say? Good tip, Champ.
 
2012-12-10 07:00:11 PM  
I never feel better than after a good run - it really helps you feel alive. There's nothing like running on a crisp morning, the light breeze in your face, your numb left arm, the smell of burnt toast in the air, the distant sound of the ambulance as everything goes dark.

It's magical.
 
2012-12-10 07:26:32 PM  
I don't get jogging. Biking i get. Swimming i get. If I'm running it's because something is chasing me. The idea of running for pleasure is just whack.
 
2012-12-10 07:52:52 PM  
This explains the idiocy of all urban bicyclists!

/farking hates all bicyclists that aren't in the woods
 
2012-12-10 07:53:47 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: It's all the bouncing, that cant be good for your brain.


Brain, knees, ankles, tits...
 
2012-12-10 07:53:59 PM  

Ed Finnerty: I never feel better than after a good run - it really helps you feel alive. There's nothing like running on a crisp morning, the light breeze in your face, your numb left arm, the smell of burnt toast in the air, the distant sound of the ambulance as everything goes dark.

It's magical.


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2012-12-10 07:54:20 PM  

CommieTaoist: Well at least they're not as dumb as bicyclists are.


Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
2012-12-10 07:54:38 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't get jogging. Biking i get. Swimming i get. If I'm running it's because something is chasing me. The idea of running for pleasure is just whack.


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2012-12-10 07:54:47 PM  
So being outside in pollution often is bad for you. This shouldn't be a surprise.
 
2012-12-10 07:55:01 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: CommieTaoist: Well at least they're not as dumb as bicyclists are.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

eat!

/FTFY
 
2012-12-10 07:56:27 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't get jogging. Biking i get. Swimming i get. If I'm running it's because something is chasing me. The idea of running for pleasure is just whack.


I run because I'm not a runner; it's something I suck at and I hate sucking at things. Plus it makes you healthier and is free.
 
2012-12-10 07:57:19 PM  
I don't get running on the street. Trail running is fun, largely because it lets you put in a lot more distance than you could do hiking, but running in a city just sounds like hell.
 
2012-12-10 07:57:21 PM  
Joggers find all the bodies.
 
2012-12-10 07:57:28 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't get jogging. Biking i get. Swimming i get. If I'm running it's because something is chasing me. The idea of running for pleasure is just whack.


Cycling is what you do when your joints can't take running and you have a few thousand dollars to spend.
 
2012-12-10 07:57:31 PM  
FTA "New research in Belgium shows that people who live in a city and exercise outdoors have higher levels of inflammation and lower scores on cognitive tests than those who exercise outside in the suburbs"

It's not the outdoor exercise that's making you dumb; it's living in a city.
 
2012-12-10 07:58:15 PM  
If you actually want to get in shape, lift heavy things once a week for 30 minutes and you'll be fine.

Also, sleep more and eat right.
 
2012-12-10 07:58:59 PM  
Running? Pfft. I play real sports. Not trying to be the best at exercisin'.
 
2012-12-10 07:59:48 PM  
There's so many problems with this article it isn't even funny. This article is what will make you dumber.
 
2012-12-10 08:00:34 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't get jogging. Biking i get. Swimming i get. If I'm running it's because something is chasing me. The idea of running for pleasure is just whack.


Jogging and running isn't the same.
 
2012-12-10 08:00:59 PM  
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2012-12-10 08:01:46 PM  
I believe it's pronounced, to yawg.
 
2012-12-10 08:01:50 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Uchiha_Cycliste: CommieTaoist: Well at least they're not as dumb as bicyclists are.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

/FTFY


No no, I'm fairly certain that does not reflect my sentiment.


that's better.
 
2012-12-10 08:02:00 PM  
I remember being told exactly the same information by one of my college professors 14 years ago.

/old news, exciting, etc.
 
2012-12-10 08:02:37 PM  

taurusowner: FTA "New research in Belgium shows that people who live in a city and exercise outdoors have higher levels of inflammation and lower scores on cognitive tests than those who exercise outside in the suburbs"

It's not the outdoor exercise that's making you dumb; it's living in a city.


thank you... please come again!
 
2012-12-10 08:02:55 PM  
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It's just a fad.
 
2012-12-10 08:03:26 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't get jogging. Biking i get. Swimming i get. If I'm running it's because something is chasing me. The idea of running for pleasure is just whack.


The heart is a muscle. It needs a good workout to get healthy and strong. Since it can't lift weights, there is no better way to work out the heart than to go running.

/swimming and biking are good too
//but running is best because it can be done anywhere.
 
2012-12-10 08:05:26 PM  
fta: Study participants were split into two groups: Fifteen in an urban location, and nine in a rural environment.

A sample set of 24? ....study is complete horseshiat and based on insufficient data with way too many variables involved to make this sort of claim.

Call me back when you at least have a couple thousand.
 
2012-12-10 08:08:38 PM  

AutumnWind: Joggers find all the bodies.


BS. The guy that found Chandra Levy was hunting for turtles. The joggers zipped right by.
 
2012-12-10 08:09:22 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 305x400]
It's just a fad.


1] put on jacket
2] unzip jacket
3] ???

I imagine by the time they get anywhere, they're naked.
 
2012-12-10 08:09:26 PM  
A few notes:

Running is not free - the wear and tear on your body can cost thousands.
It is not the best for your heart - several studies claim swimming to be better, and lower impact on the joints
Runner chicks are the best.


/Former runner
//The day I decided to hang up the spikes was the day my body started loving me again.
 
2012-12-10 08:10:02 PM  

Ishkur: Call me back when you at least have a couple thousand.


Statistics do not work that way!

But seriously, 24 is a pretty small sample; a few hundred would be more than sufficient.
 
2012-12-10 08:10:48 PM  

Ishkur: there is no better way to work out the heart than to go running.


Aside from sex.

And anything but running, which is the most miserable experience a human being can endure. You want me to do weighted jump lunges? Fine. Burpees? No problem. Burpees with pullups inbetween? Awesome. I wreck that shiat.

Running? Go fark yourself.

Ishkur: but running is best because it can be done anywhere.


It can't be done in my living room. I can get a fantastic workout, with plenty of cardio, in my living room. But I can't run in my living room.
 
2012-12-10 08:11:15 PM  
24 people seems like a very small sample size to detect any meaningful difference, but I have no doubt that exercising in a cloud of car exhaust and industrial pollution is not the best option.
 
2012-12-10 08:11:37 PM  
I live in the city, but only jog in the wee hours of the morning. Sudden death should probably be more of an immediate concern than pollution.
 
2012-12-10 08:12:05 PM  
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2012-12-10 08:12:27 PM  
People who live in a city and exercise outdoors have lower scores on cognitive tests than those who exercise outside in the suburbs.
Conclusion: Urban joggers are dumber than suburban joggers.

Which stands to reason, considering it's more dangerous to job in the city, requiring a mindset that is probably less adept at thinking possible consequences things through all the way and more prone to risky behavior.

This probably also explains why urban dwellers are predominantly liberal and suburban dwellers are predominantly conservative.
 
2012-12-10 08:12:34 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [25.media.tumblr.com image 550x305]

 

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2012-12-10 08:12:42 PM  

t3knomanser: Ishkur: there is no better way to work out the heart than to go running.

Aside from sex.

And anything but running, which is the most miserable experience a human being can endure. You want me to do weighted jump lunges? Fine. Burpees? No problem. Burpees with pullups inbetween? Awesome. I wreck that shiat.

Running? Go fark yourself.

Ishkur: but running is best because it can be done anywhere.

It can't be done in my living room. I can get a fantastic workout, with plenty of cardio, in my living room. But I can't run in my living room.

To walk briskly

 
2012-12-10 08:14:26 PM  
This bears repeating: walking briskly is as good if not better for lack of detrimental impact on the joints and meniscuses, yo. *)
 
2012-12-10 08:14:29 PM  
"I don't jog. It makes the ice slosh out of my glass."
--Martin Mull
 
2012-12-10 08:14:55 PM  

Silly Jesus: This explains the idiocy of all urban bicyclists!

/farking hates all bicyclists that aren't in the woods


Agreed, had an ex g/f buy me a ti road bike for my birthday, 8 yrs on it has maybe 6 miles on it. OTOH, I'm on my 6th Mt. Bike. Cars and bicycles don't mix well.
 
2012-12-10 08:16:29 PM  

t3knomanser: Ishkur: there is no better way to work out the heart than to go running.

Aside from sex.

And anything but running, which is the most miserable experience a human being can endure. You want me to do weighted jump lunges? Fine. Burpees? No problem. Burpees with pullups inbetween? Awesome. I wreck that shiat.

Running? Go fark yourself.

Ishkur: but running is best because it can be done anywhere.

It can't be done in my living room. I can get a fantastic workout, with plenty of cardio, in my living room. But I can't run in my living room.


I'd go out of my mind with boredom trying to maintain a aerobic heart rate for 1-2 hours working out in my living room. Running for that time however is pretty easy.
 
2012-12-10 08:18:02 PM  
Our environment is screwed.
 
2012-12-10 08:22:23 PM  
I run between 50 and 70 miles per month in my victorian neighborhood through various parks and sometimes drive to the foothills to trail run (Denver). I experience increased metabolism and a brighter outlook plus I feel smarter so I probably am as a result. I am 30 and have been running since 20 and the occasional visit to a good sports physical therapist can keep your body aligned and tuned up perfectly. Never suffered a serious injury and knees are fine. So uh, whatever.
 
2012-12-10 08:23:11 PM  

t3knomanser: It can't be done in my living room.


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/just saying
//all your other cardio suggestions are great also
///but nothing targets the heart quite like running
////and swimming and biking
 
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