Ahh the Olympics, were capitalism, politics and nationalism unite… oh also there is some sports apparently. But seriously, this was an interesting article...
“Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team
Fearing tainted meat, China’s women’s volleyball team has stuck to a strict vegetarian diet for the last three weeks, which the team’s coach is now blaming for his athletes’ abysmal performance.
“They have showed significant decline in their strength and fitness” coach Yu Juemin said of his squad after Sunday’s defeat to the US.
I know this doesn’t really prove anything in the grand scheme of things, but still, its quite interesting!
Here is a cool graphic from the Australian Science Media Centre. Don’t know too much about the organisation, but the infographic is quite informative.
Australian Science Media Centre
The sad part is that throughout the period shown on the graphic, we have been pushed the low-fat, high seed oil mantra, and its obviously not working. How can you continue to do everything the same, yet expect different results? It literally is insanity.
Also this line here is total media fodder;
However by just drinking one less soft drink or glass of wine per day, or by adding a 30-45 minute moderate-intensity walk we could all help stop this trend in its tracks.
It’s something simple yet effective that ‘journalists’ can include in their articles on the study.
So thats it everyone, just have one less can of softdrink per day, and all will be well.
Give me a break! (and some bacon)