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(Philly.com)   Fat, sedentary kids really are dumber and do worse at school   (philly.com) divider line 51
    More: Obvious, British Journal of Sports Medicine, University of Dundee, Professors in the United States, physical activity, sports medicines  
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2013-10-22 12:49:23 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
"Physical health affects energy levels and cognition."
 
2013-10-22 12:49:26 PM
So much for the Flynn effect, since every kid now is a fatty fatty pork pie.
 
2013-10-22 12:49:32 PM
Yeah, but you can't say that because it's bullying and fat-shaming.
 
2013-10-22 12:49:37 PM
dilbert.com
 
2013-10-22 12:50:10 PM
That's a LIE!!!

www.cartoonscrapbook.com

/not what Coz wanted us to learn on Saturday Mornings.
 
2013-10-22 12:51:49 PM
That's because the teachers won't pay any attention to them...if you know what I mean.
 
2013-10-22 12:52:55 PM
Fat, stupid and drunk is no way to go through life son.
 
2013-10-22 12:55:38 PM

groppet: Fat, stupid and drunk is no way to go through life son.


I dunno... sounds like a prescription for a pretty short and happy life if nothing else. Eat whatever you want and stay too drunk and stupid to know any better.
 
2013-10-22 12:56:53 PM
At least they can still run from the cops...

img.fark.net

...of course, that might not be saying anything.
 
2013-10-22 01:00:06 PM
Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.
 
2013-10-22 01:01:24 PM
And then they come to fark.
 
2013-10-22 01:01:25 PM

Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.


Working longer and more irregular hours.
 
2013-10-22 01:02:28 PM
Popular kids get better grades from teachers.

/athletes get away with rape rape.
//anyone who went through the American educational system knows this
 
2013-10-22 01:07:29 PM
No we isn't!
 
2013-10-22 01:08:17 PM
Ain't no scientician gonna tell me how to raise my baby.
 
2013-10-22 01:08:22 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-10-22 01:10:40 PM
No surpise.  Fat kids cannot accurately count to potato if they keep eating the potatos
 
2013-10-22 01:11:19 PM
But they will pwn you at CoD.
 
2013-10-22 01:12:16 PM
LarryDan43

But they will pwn you at CoD.

And apparently sleep with my mom.
 
2013-10-22 01:12:41 PM
I was a fat, sedentary kid who had horrible grades and a genius iq, so i'm getting a kick...
 
2013-10-22 01:12:52 PM

macadamnut: [imgs.xkcd.com image 459x185]


The headline (and especially the study) doesn't state anything about causative effects, it only mentions the correlation.

That said, they're probably correlated. It's been known for some time that there's a correlation between physical health and cognitive performance. The exact mechanisms aren't entirely known yet, but it's pretty likely that being an inactive fatty hurts your brain. Personally, I'd wager the "inactive" part is the biggest factor.
 
2013-10-22 01:14:37 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: And apparently sleep with my mom.


Hey. They made it clear that you're a homo, so it's not like you were going to anyway, right?

/ my mom is dead, you can have her
// ya sick little shiats
 
2013-10-22 01:17:40 PM

12349876: Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.

Working longer and more irregular hours.


Personal gratification obsession with cell phones, social media and gaming: Ill equipped youngsters too stupid to use contraception and/or make realistic plans before having babies.
 
2013-10-22 01:24:40 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-22 01:28:55 PM

Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.


Parenting properly is hard work, too many parents are lazy.
 
2013-10-22 01:29:18 PM

Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.


That's because the parents are fatasses, too.
 
2013-10-22 01:31:59 PM
Confirmation bias. If teachers think that fat kids are dumber, they will give them lower marks.
 
2013-10-22 01:35:33 PM

rumpelstiltskin: Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.

That's because the parents are fatasses, too.


If you stop onto a talking scale and it says, "Look Mommy, a parade!", you may be a little fat.
 
2013-10-22 01:36:51 PM

rumpelstiltskin: Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.

That's because the parents are fatasses, too.


If your only options for clothing sizes are "jumbo", "extra jumbo" and "OH MY GOD IT'S COMING TOWARDS ME!!", you might be a little fat.
 
2013-10-22 01:39:30 PM

Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.


I'm a fat mom who wants fit healthy happy kids.  I move my lard ass up and around the playground, chase kids on bikes, hike in the woods, roll down hills, kick soccer balls, and look stupid swinging on swings.  TOO many of my contemporaries think that standing on the edge of the park on their phones while their kids throw wood chips at each other (or in not-perfect weather hanging out at McDonald's playland after some nuggets) counts as "activity".

Fat people don't bug me.  Fat kids make me want to cry.
 
2013-10-22 01:40:28 PM

K3rmy: rumpelstiltskin: Xythero: Anecdotely, I've been finding that parents have less energy to spend with their kids. They are more inclined to do quiet sit down things than run around outside. I wonder if that is because people are older when they start having children these days.

That's because the parents are fatasses, too.

If you stop onto a talking scale and it says, "Look Mommy, a parade!", you may be a little fat.


I had an eye opening moment when I was uncomfortable in the roller coaster restraints. I didn't want my kid to see his dad be "that guy".

/down from 254 to 223
/23 to go
 
2013-10-22 01:41:22 PM

bingethinker: Confirmation bias. If teachers think that fat kids are dumber, they will give them lower marks.


Pretty sure that isn't "confirmation bias".

"Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs..."

Giving bad grades to fat kids has nothing to do with that.
 
2013-10-22 01:45:23 PM

Whiplash!!!: bingethinker: Confirmation bias. If teachers think that fat kids are dumber, they will give them lower marks.

Pretty sure that isn't "confirmation bias".

"Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs..."

Giving bad grades to fat kids has nothing to do with that.


Reading comprehension, you lack it. I am not saying it is confirmation bias, but if his assumption is true it is the definition of confirmation bias.
 
2013-10-22 01:46:04 PM

jst3p: Whiplash!!!: bingethinker: Confirmation bias. If teachers think that fat kids are dumber, they will give them lower marks.

Pretty sure that isn't "confirmation bias".

"Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs..."

Giving bad grades to fat kids has nothing to do with that.

Reading comprehension, you lack it. I am not saying it is confirmation bias, but if his assumption is true it is the definition of confirmation bias.


Nevermind, I am retarded. I blame lack of sleep.
 
zez
2013-10-22 01:46:04 PM
So where did the dumb jock/sedentary brainaic stereotypes come from then?
 
2013-10-22 01:53:22 PM

zez: So where did the dumb jock/sedentary brainaic stereotypes come from then?


80's movies.
 
2013-10-22 01:56:43 PM
Noopept, a nootropic 1000x as strong as Piracetam, allows better formation of long-term memory by increasing production of BNF and BDNF.

In tests, rats run on a wheel for 10 minutes before and after attempting a T maze learned the maze consistently twice as fast as rats just kept lazing in their cage.  Cutting their brains open revealed an increase in the production of BNF and BDNF.

Exercise in humans does the same.  Increased oxygen movement, increased metabolism, increased production of noradrenaline, and increased BNF and BDNF.  These hormones allow for new neuron generation and differentiation, allowing improved memory consolidation and faster, more stable learning.

Yes, I knew fat lazy assholes were dumber.
 
2013-10-22 01:59:15 PM
Whiplash!!!:

Giving bad grades to fat kids has nothing to do with that.

But what if we stopped giving them gravy. . .
 
2013-10-22 02:03:20 PM

reillan: I was a fat, sedentary kid who had horrible grades and a genius iq, so i'm getting a kick...


I was the fad sedentary kid who got good grades
 
2013-10-22 02:14:15 PM
That reminds me I need to send my vasectomy doctor a thank you card.

/ If I actually sent him a card every time I wanted to thank him his office would be full of cards
 
2013-10-22 02:27:05 PM

jst3p: Parenting properly is hard work, too many parents are lazy.


4 out of 5 days I wake up on the couch drooling on myself.
 
2013-10-22 02:33:23 PM

solyhhit: 4 out of 5 days I wake up on the couch drooling on myself.


Who are you drooling on on the 5th day?
 
2013-10-22 02:54:22 PM
And have we accounted for the jocks that are as dumb as rocks being passed because they can throw a ball?

/DNRTFA
 
2013-10-22 03:34:44 PM

ReverendJynxed: And have we accounted for the jocks that are as dumb as rocks being passed because they can throw a ball?

/DNRTFA


I'd say all the smarter than average kids that make up most of those playing the minor sports balance things out.
 
2013-10-22 04:09:39 PM
NOT wanted for questioning because no one thinks it's true that orientals do better in school because of diet:


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-10-22 04:27:09 PM

puddleonfire: NOT wanted for questioning because no one thinks it's true that orientals do better in school because of diet:


is it because they're shorter and their faces are closer to the books?
 
2013-10-22 04:39:50 PM
You callin my kid a dumbass? Tater Jr ain't no dumbass! He kin even count to five! Tater, have another Big Mac. And a trophy.
 
2013-10-22 09:24:59 PM
www.animateit.net
 
2013-10-22 11:39:26 PM
Or could be that fat kids are so distracted by the harassment and bullying that they can't properly concentrate on their studies.
 
2013-10-23 01:29:04 PM
      i291.photobucket.com
Really? Obscure?
 
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