Tuesday, March 26

Why do we hear that eggs are good for us one day and bad for us the next? Is walking good exercise or not? Should I ever sit down again?

The media loves headlines, but most of the time the “conclusions” they are referring to are nothing more than uncertain results that showed some statistical significance.

The NPR story below explains this better and details how some scientists are pushing to end use of “statistical significance” as a way to make their studies accepted into journals and receive attention and funding.

As consumers it can be difficult to follow. It’s hard to know who and what to believe and usually the “truth” lies somewhere in the middle on most subjects.

Remember that just because you hear or read something in a headline doesn’t mean it is true. Statistical significance doesn’t mean it’s true either - it’s just a way of showing there is some relationship.

Listen to the story for more information so you can better parse all of the headlines and click bait in your daily life!

Workout for Tuesday, March 26
8 min AMRAP
11 T2B
11/8 Cal Bike
11 Burpees

20 min NFT
5X50' Plank Position Sled Drag - Hand Over Hand
Accumulate 2 min of L-Sit Holds
3X10 Slow Tempo Plate Twists

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