#TBT Study: Being Chased By Predators Leads To Stress, Early Death
A new study conducted by Zkhogha over in Cave 3 appears to show that running for your life from a predator can lead to negative health consequences like stress and early death.
In particular, the study found that the more time a person spends desperately fleeing from a creature that wants to eat them, the more stress they experience regardless of age or gender.
“Our study found shows that diet and exercise are not enough for cavemen to have a healthy heart and live a long successful life,” Zkhogha said.
“It turns out you also need to stay away from creatures who want to eat you,” he added.
The study found more than 70% of prey recorded feelings of stress and anxiety following a predator attack, and 100% of those eaten by predators died prematurely.
But Zkhogha cautions that while his results are significant, there is much work to be done in the field of study still.
“There are a number of variables that needed to be considered when interpreting the results of the study, like the fact that statistics hasn’t been invented yet,” he said.
“But in the meantime it appears to be a good idea to stay away from life-threatening situations as much as possible if you want to achieve a healthy lifestyle.”