To stress, or not to stress, that is the exercise

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Do you think editors really check their copy? I had to wonder when I saw these two story bylines side by side in the New York Times online, Wednesday.

Is it a case of do what I say, not what I do for the kids?

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2 thoughts on “To stress, or not to stress, that is the exercise

  1. LOL! Well, I suppose it depends on the context of the stories themselves. I read the top article, which was about a scientific experiment in which one group of rats were allowed to run in a wheel whenever they felt like it, while another group was forced to run in a mechanized wheel controlled by the researcher. The rats that were allowed to exercise whenever they wanted to were better able to adjust to stressful or demanding situations, while the ones that were forced showed signs of anxiety and stress and had a harder time coping to changes in their environment. The scientists who ran the study said they weren’t sure whether the results came about because the rats who were forced to run had no control over their situation, thus creating anxiety, or because the rats that weren’t coerced were able to vary the way they exercised: sometimes they ran at a quick sprint, other times they just ambled.

    Anyway, it gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘rat race.’ It also reminded me to lie down and ignore the nagging voice in my head that tells me to work out more. 😉

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  2. Hysterical!!! I wonder if they do realize that exercise, rats and such…really aren’t the same as humans. I kind of think Rats have some different priorities, like not worrying about looking good in a bikini!

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