We’ve long been told that stretching before exercise is the best way to prevent injury, but experts are now warning it could do more harm than good.
Not only could certain warm-up exercises prevent you from performing to the best of your ability, they could also make you more prone to injury.
It’s now thought that static stretching – where the limbs are extended and held in a position for a period of time to make our joints and muscles more flexible – is particularly bad. [Link]
The Urban Agriculture Conference’s Manhattan farm tour—as in the central borough of New York City, not Manhattan, Kan.—called into question everything I knew about farming. And as a former farm kid, I know a little something about farming. I know, for example, that my family’s Indiana cornfields look nothing like the rooftop of the Waldorf Astoria.
Vegetables growing on the roof of a luxury hotel on Park Avenue are a potent symbol of the popular appeal of urban agriculture. But the inclusion of the Waldorf Astoria on a farm tour demonstrates just how far the term farm is being stretched these days. As I stood among the bees, herbs, and vegetables overlooking the terrace of the suite where Marilyn Monroe stayed, I exchanged glances with the New England farmer next to me, and we agreed: The rooftop garden was sublime, but it was not a farm. [Link]
You wouldn’t put anything past the Guinness World Record award committee these days.
So it should come as no surprise that a man has been bestowed with the newly prestigious record for ‘the most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body’. [Link]