By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
If you give a rat a running wheel and it decides not to use it, are genes to blame? And if so, what does that tell us about why many people skip exercise?
To examine those questions, scientists at the University of Missouri in Columbia recently interbred rats to create two very distinct groups of animals, one of which loves to run. Those in the other group turn up their collective little noses at exercise, slouching idly in their cages instead.
Let’s face it – not everyone comes to yoga to clear their mind and find spiritual bliss.
Just the other day before class, I overheard a gaggle of teenage girls deep in discussion about the potential of getting a “yoga butt.” You may giggle, you may roll your eyes, but be honest, most of us would love to lose a few extra pounds and tone our extra bits while down-dogging it.
Yoga doesn’t burn calories like a good hour-long cardio session, not even power yoga, where you feel like... Read more...
There are lots of good reasons to eat a little less meat these days. But who knew that what’s good for the environment, good for your health and good for your wallet could be so much fun for the cook, too?
Once you cook with (and eat) less meat, you’ll find yourself adding a great new lineup of dishes to your weekly repertoire. Here are ten delicious stratagies, each with a half dozen recipes to help you get started.
In 2006, a group of Caenorhabditis Elegans - roundworms used to study the biology of aging - were supposed to die, but they lived.
David Gems, assistant director of the Institute of Healthy Aging at University College London was using them to test the idea that oxidation causes significant cellular damage. According to the dominant theory, oxidation deforms more and more cellular Components over time, and eventually tissues and organs are compromised. This has been assumed to be one of... Read more...