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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Understanding the science: Why reports conflict

Image from Flickr, by RDECOM
You've probably experienced that awkward moment when you're told via the news that something you were told was bad for you actually isn't.  Eggs are a great example of this.  After years of being told that they lead to heart disease, we learned that they're actually pretty good for us.

Why can't the scientists get it right?

Part of the problem comes from where this information comes from.

This is Sparta!

Image from Flickr, by pasukaru76
Why train?

It's a fair question.  Obviously, the answers are often "health" or "lose weight" and so on, and there's nothing wrong with that.  However, athletes often thrive most when they have an event they're trying for, and we are athletes, right?

That's why I've got my target set for a Spartan Race in my future.