Author: chris

Are You Fit for Your Age? Test Yourself With These Exercises

Are You Fit for Your Age? Test Yourself With These Exercises

How fast you can run a mile and the number of push-ups you can crank out isn’t just good for fitness bragging rights. They’re indicators of how well you’re aging.

You could be 48 but bike, ski or lift weights like you’re 38 or 58. For a best-case scenario, think of an athlete like football star Tom Brady at the top of a young man’s game well into his 40s.

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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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Smart Bandages That Heal Wounds Faster and Talk to Your Doctor Are on the Way

Smart Bandages That Heal Wounds Faster and Talk to Your Doctor Are on the Way

A new generation of smart bandages that could allow doctors to remotely monitor wounds, decrease scarring, and speed up healing with a zap of light or electricity is on its way.

These high-tech bandages could eventually replace today’s usually simple constructions of gauze and plastic or latex, which can’t detect anything about the wound underneath and don’t do much more than apply pressure or hold cream or ointment in place.

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