May 2017 Newsletter

 

Best kind of exercise for aging muscles

Exercise is good for people of all ages. However, as you get older your body responds to exercise in different ways. A recent study found that interval training helps older muscles generate more energy than weight lifting or basic cardio. The study further suggests that interval training can actually reverse the diminished vigor of aging mitochondria in your cells.

 

Best kind of exercise for your brain

While interval training is the best for your muscles, sustained aerobic exercise is the best for your brain. It seems there is a lot more to running than mindlessly placing one foot in front of the other, and it requires a lot more high-level thinking than you might imagine.

 

How TV dinners changed the lives of women

In her book, The XX Factor, Alison Wolf argues that the ready made meal had a bigger emancipating impact on the lives women in the US over the past century than any other technology. It has long been thought that the washing machine was a liberating factor for women that ushered in the cultural changes of the 1950s and 1960s. However, people back then simply washed clothes less often. In contrast, it took two or three hours to prepare a meal and there was no alternative. The washing machine did not save much time. The ready meal did..

 

 

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