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(CBS Sacramento)   Olympic medalists live longer than the general population. New findings leave Bruce Jenner expressionless   (sacramento.cbslocal.com) divider line 20
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2012-12-21 10:10:41 AM  
It's not surprising, for almost every sport one of the main keys is stamina reserves. You build up your core efficiency so that the decline over time is more gradual than for most people.
 
2012-12-21 10:11:41 AM  
Obvious tag already go on Holiday?

Athletes who spend their lives eating well and training live longer? Next you're going to tell me taller people put things on higher shelves, and women with large perky breasts get more attention.
 
2012-12-21 10:18:32 AM  
Is there a No Shiat Sherlock Tab?..."Golf is just as good as rowing, cycling, or running a marathon," okay that was surprising
 
2012-12-21 10:22:30 AM  

thecpt: Is there a No Shiat Sherlock Tab?..."Golf is just as good as rowing, cycling, or running a marathon," okay that was surprising


It's a good argument to WALK, at least, if you won't do any other exercise.
 
2012-12-21 10:26:49 AM  
One thing that seems odd is that there's no reported difference in some of the heavier weight classes in events which are broken up that way. Greater height and body mass seem to be associated with shorter life spans ordinarily. Also the weight lifters. Doing that shiat strains the hell out of your circulatory system for brief periods of time, but doesn't require huge stamina to succeed. Add to that the negative impacts of the PEDs many competitors in these events will use at some point, such as increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and it seems like a recipe for croaking before you reach 70. There does seem to be some correlation between aortic aneurisms and cardiac events and heavy bench pressing, although I don't think the bench press is done in Olympic competition.
 
2012-12-21 10:31:07 AM  
New findings leave Bruce Jenner expressionless

So, nothing's changed?
 
2012-12-21 10:52:51 AM  
Link

I'll take my daily bacon, thank you.
 
2012-12-21 10:53:21 AM  
Like, of a prison?
 
2012-12-21 10:54:52 AM  
www.biography.com
 
2012-12-21 11:18:35 AM  
From the article: The first study showed Olympic medalists do live close to three years longer than the rest of us, regardless of their country, medal won, or type of sport played.

Sweet! I'm taking up curling because you can drink while playing.
 
2012-12-21 11:32:55 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: thecpt: Is there a No Shiat Sherlock Tab?..."Golf is just as good as rowing, cycling, or running a marathon," okay that was surprising

It's a good argument to WALK, at least, if you won't do any other exercise.


Exactly. Even golfers get more exercise than a solid chunk of the US population.
 
2012-12-21 12:33:29 PM  
Mr. Eugenides

From the article: The first study showed Olympic medalists do live close to three years longer than the rest of us, regardless of their country, medal won, or type of sport played.

Sweet! I'm taking up curling because you can drink while playing.


Curling is good, but I prefer darts, you do a bit of walking and are never far from your beer, heck you can even take a swig during your turn.
 
2012-12-21 12:38:32 PM  

weirdneighbour: Mr. Eugenides

From the article: The first study showed Olympic medalists do live close to three years longer than the rest of us, regardless of their country, medal won, or type of sport played.

Sweet! I'm taking up curling because you can drink while playing.

Curling is good, but I prefer darts, you do a bit of walking and are never far from your beer, heck you can even take a swig during your turn.


But then I'd run the risk of meeting Dino (gee, I can't recall his middle initial) Zaffina.
 
2012-12-21 12:55:17 PM  
Seems like a NSS kind of story--and I don't think the comparison should be with the "general population."

Kind of like the NCAA saying their athletes get better GPAs (or perhaps have better graduation rates) than the campus population at large; shouldn't the comparison be between scholarshipped [?] athletes and others on campus receiving the same level financial/tutorial support?

Likewise, the trucking industry tells us their drivers have fewer accidents per mile than the average driver. Please make the comparison between truckers and those who are paid to drive a *car*, then I find it meaningful.

/rant over--sorry for the detour
 
2012-12-21 02:05:37 PM  
Mr. Eugenides

weirdneighbour: Mr. Eugenides

From the article: The first study showed Olympic medalists do live close to three years longer than the rest of us, regardless of their country, medal won, or type of sport played.

Sweet! I'm taking up curling because you can drink while playing.

Curling is good, but I prefer darts, you do a bit of walking and are never far from your beer, heck you can even take a swig during your turn.

But then I'd run the risk of meeting Dino (gee, I can't recall his middle initial) Zaffina.


Wow, googled the name, never heard of this guy, just skimmed the article for now 'cause on my way out. What a complete fark-nut, I see he put all three darts in the centre instead of triple twenty(pic in article) not the highest score or highest take-out.

/Dino (gee, I can't recall his middle initial) Zaffina *snert*
 
2012-12-21 03:10:33 PM  

weirdneighbour: Wow, googled the name, never heard of this guy, just skimmed the article for now 'cause on my way out. What a complete fark-nut, I see he put all three darts in the centre instead of triple twenty(pic in article) not the highest score or highest take-out.


There were a couple of rather extensive threads about him.
 
2012-12-21 03:35:03 PM  
Medal = Bragging Rights = Attraction to opposite sex = Happy = Live Longer
/or just BS your way into their pants
//amirite FLYNAVY...? Yeah, I'm right.
 
2012-12-21 03:53:11 PM  
Mr. Eugenides

weirdneighbour: Wow, googled the name, never heard of this guy, just skimmed the article for now 'cause on my way out. What a complete fark-nut, I see he put all three darts in the centre instead of triple twenty(pic in article) not the highest score or highest take-out.

There were a couple of rather extensive threads about him.


Holy shiat, I see I missed the boat on this one, thanks, I will check this out.
 
2012-12-21 05:04:34 PM  
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2012-12-21 05:52:25 PM  
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2012-12-21 10:22:30 AM
thecpt: Is there a No Shiat Sherlock Tab?..."Golf is just as good as rowing, cycling, or running a marathon," okay that was surprising

It's a good argument to WALK, at least, if you won't do any other exercise.
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Unless you take a cart.

But for the walkers like me, yeah, it's a pretty good workout. It's like 5+ miles or so for 18 holes (plus all the walking between the holes, walking around to find lost balls, etc)
 
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