Well, I imagine this will be my last written blog post before Tuesday’s Recall elections here in Wisconsin. As I stated in weeks past, my personal life has been busy, leaving little time for blogging. I still read the comments, Tweet a lot, and I keep up to date on whats going on in the world. Syria is getting pretty crazy, ey?
I couldn’t help myself today. It was that timeslot – noon to 3pm. In Milwaukee that means one thing – Rush Limbaugh. If I have a radio near me, there’s a good chance I’ll be listening. I remember a few years back when Chris Matthews (Hardball – (P)MSNBC) demanded that any Republican politician come out and disagree with Limbaugh on something. No one did – thereby “proving” that Limbaugh was the de-facto leader of the Republican party. I occasionally challenge myself to try to do the same – disagree with Limbaugh on something.
Before I get ahead of myself, its important to note that I’m not the most loyal Limbaugh listener. I prefer listening to the local talk hosts over him, and even as far as nationally syndicated hosts go, he’s not my favorite. There may be more issues than this one that I disagree with him on; I just haven’t heard it.
Today Rush made some kind of comment about exercise. Oh boy. Seriously? He stated that exercise is not nearly as beneficial as “the left” claims it is. In fact, a recent study showed that exercise can actually hurt some people – 10% the study claimed. Give me a break! Wow, if I had only known that exercise isn’t good for you, I wouldn’t have been doing it so much.
Limbaugh used himself as an example of someone who is perfectly healthy – normal blood pressure, cholesterol, etc – without having to exercise. The doctors are shocked by how healthy he is! They even try to give him medication he doesn’t need, because they are sure he’ll need it soon. But Limbaugh knows better. He’s healthy without exercise, and its only those crazy leftists that will make wild claims about exercise being good for everyone.
Now, I don’t want to sound like a Limbaugh basher; we have enough of them circling him constantly in the liberal media. This is just a topic that I know more about than he does, and where I’d rather he just stay out of. Encouraging people to not exercise? Based on 1 study? Sorry, bud. I love ya, but you’re flat out wrong.
While there are certain populations (particularly overweight populations) who could actually suffer serious heart problems from exercise, for normal people exercise is beyond beneficial. I’m curious what this study classified as “exercise”. Was it P90X or walking slowly on a treadmill? If you try to get a fat person to do hard core aerobic exercise, then yeah – it’s going to strain their already weakened heart. But the fact of the matter is that their heart is weak because of lack of exercise in the first place.
Looking only at one point in time and not looking before and after – that’s what leftists do with economics. Rush – don’t do that. And please, don’t equate diet and exercise with the left. Many proud conservatives take pride in their health – its the one thing that the government hasn’t figured out how to tax and steal from us. Michelle Obama is not the poster child for diet. Diet is a great thing – Michelle is a hypocritical bafoon who knows about as much of the subject as you do. Who thought politics and exercise would ever mix?