"Active Lifestyle" -- Dangerous for Your Health
September 26, 2012
(HUMOR ALERT. THE AUTHOR IS ATTEMPTING SOMETHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN JUMPING FROM AN AIRPLANE. HE IS ATTEMPTING TO BE MILDLY SATIRICAL WITHOUT BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO THE DEAD. THIS IS TONGUE-IN-CHEEK.)
by Henry Makow, Ph.D.
Almost to a man, medical doctors advocate an active lifestyle. However, every week I see how this advice can lead to premature death.
Outdoor types do not live as long as homebodies who stick close to their computers, TV's and fridges.
I mean no disrespect to the victims of the "active lifestyle". I think their foreshortened lives are a terrible waste. Why do people take unnecessary risks?
Shriya Shaw-Klorfine ,33, was a Canadian of Nepalese origin who decided she had to climb Mount Everest.
"If she wanted something there was nothing you could say to stop her," her husband said. "She was very strong-willed, you could say Type A."
Lenami Godinez-Avila, 27, is another Canadian minority woman who died prematurely because of active living. On April 28, 2012, she and her boyfriend were celebrating an anniversary by hang gliding.
Couldn't they have gone out for dinner instead?
Lenami went with the instructor first. But he neglected to attach her harness to the glider. A witness described what happened:
(The pilot) "was still horizontal but she was now hanging vertically and it looked like she was in essence, had him in a bear hug around the chest area," the witness said. "I could see her starting to slip down his body...down the legs, past the waist, down the legs. Finally she got to the feet and tried to hang on and obviously couldn't hang on for that much longer and let go, tearing off the tandem pilot's shoes in the process."
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