Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Positive peer pressure, Part II; plus Brodyism refuted, Part II

Jenn convinced me to go running today, not by blogging about it, but by, you know, having me go running with her. The blogosphere is seemingly filled with BA-finishers as well as sporty types. Who knew?

Ah, poor Jane Brody, whose life's work is to keep America, or at least the Upper West Side, as scrawny as possible, for health reasons only, of course. Turns out "people who are modestly overweight actually have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight." The reason for this, researchers found, is that many women, size 2 to 8, and men of similar dimensions die unneccessarily each year by getting trampled at the Barneys Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale. It makes you think.


Petey said...

All the meth users in Iowa throw the scrawny sample off.

Of course, slimness, much like smoking, has certain benefits that have nothing to do with attempting to live to be 140 years old.

Maureen said...

I can't wait until Brody's next column--you think she'll just ignore the new findings, or will she actually have scientific integrity?