I bumped into some good news in the UK publication The Telegraph, a story in the health section: Exercise Boosts Chance of Fatherhood.
They report that Harvard researchers have found that “watching three hours or more television a day made men almost half as fertile, while moderate exercise had a significantly beneficial effect.”
In other words, if you’re a couch potato, if you’re completely inactive, then you’re going to have a much harder time spawning.
Why is this good news?
Because all the sloths, all the uber-heavy guys who think that fast food refers to where to stop for a bite between meals, all the people who think that parenting’s about ensuring that there’s always some electronic device to distract the children? They’ll eventually not be able to have children.
So theoretically our race will become healthier as we active people breed more and the passive couch potatoes find that their sperm’s on holiday.
And that’s a good thing, right?