Day: July 1, 2024

Why the ‘Tock’ of a Pickleball Is So Annoying

Why the ‘Tock’ of a Pickleball Is So Annoying

As the weather improves I’m happy to be playing tennis again. However, one of the tennis courts in my local park was turned into two pickleball courts, and I’ve joined the apparently large number of people who find the sound of pickleball annoying. I want to try to be rational despite my disappointment at losing a court, so I decided to look into the math of the pickleball sound.

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Gray Hair, Huge Muscles: Why Older Women are Bulking Up

Gray Hair, Huge Muscles: Why Older Women are Bulking Up

For many women over 50, there is a new playbook for aging. Strength-training workouts, boxing, Olympic weightlifting, and even mastering pull-ups are helping them build muscle, bone density, and mind-body confidence in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Workout brands and studios report a growing number of older participants and members signing up for their services. 

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