Sep
09
2008

Smelly crybabies to sweep next Olympic games

Future Olympian: The 2012 games promise to be touching, tedious.
Future Olympian: The 2012 games promise to be touching, tedious.Courtesy from a second story.
Providing much needed—though little deserved—encouragement to sweaty crybabies around the world, a recent study has determined that crying and sweating seems to reduce exercise-induced asthma (EIA) in athletes. That is to say, athletes who have lower fluid excretion rates (sweat, saliva and tears) more often suffer from EIA than athletes who, you know, cry, sweat and drool a lot.

This research corresponds strongly with my own findings: I am, by all accounts, a champion sweater and drooler, and a world-class crybaby, and I have never once suffered from exercise-induced asthma. I also avoid exercise at all costs, however.

It’s thought that the mechanism that governs sweat production could be linked to the mechanism that keeps airways from drying out. So athletes who sweat (and drool and cry) less may also have drier airways, which can become irritated and constrict.

The researchers also found that people with higher sodium excretion rates (saltier sweat?) were less likely to suffer from EIA, although no cause-effect relationship was established in the study.

The findings might one day lead to better treatments for EIA, but in the meantime professionals are urging the public to restrict their exercise to eating and complaining.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

maleman001's picture
maleman001 says:

Wow I never heard of EIA and I don't think that it happens to people i cry but i never had it I don't believe in it.

posted on Tue, 09/16/2008 - 5:31pm
SyDnEy_RaE's picture
SyDnEy_RaE says:

is there anything about cheerleading?

posted on Tue, 08/04/2009 - 3:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

no. no one likes cheerleading

posted on Tue, 08/04/2009 - 5:30pm

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