Category Archives: Viva!

To Age Well, Walk – NYTimes.com

You don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing – and a scientific study of benefits from walking is not needed to know it is good for you – duh. When humans left East Africa and populated the globe – what was their principal means of transportation – two feet!

The results, published on Tuesday in the journal JAMA, reinforce the necessity of frequent physical activity for our aging parents, grandparents and, of course, ourselves.

While everyone knows that exercise is a good idea, whatever your age, the hard, scientific evidence about its benefits in the old and infirm has been surprisingly limited.

“For the first time, we have directly shown that exercise can effectively lessen or prevent the development of physical disability in a population of extremely vulnerable elderly people,” said Dr. Marco Pahor, the director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the lead author of the study.

via To Age Well, Walk – NYTimes.com.

Roundup: Essential feminist writing on the Isla Vista shooting

We, as a feminist community, have spent the last four days in shock after the Isla Vista shooting. That the roots of the tragedy — violent misogyny — may be too intimately familiar to so many of us hasn’t softened the blow. Here we’ve tried to compile some of the best feminist writing in the aftermath, highlighting how our movements are processing, responding, and fighting back. Let us know what you’ve been reading in the comments.

via Roundup: Essential feminist writing on the Isla Vista shooting.

10 American Cities Lead the Way With Urban Agriculture Ordinances

Small growers and urban farms are springing up across the nation, but many cities lack the infrastructure, zoning laws and foresight to truly leverage this transition.

Over the past several years, however, city governments, often working with local stakeholder groups and food policy councils, are changing that. Urban agriculture ordinances help light the way for would-be urban farmers, providing guidance and a sense of legitimacy.

Here is Seedstock’s list of ten cities leading the way with innovative urban agriculture ordinances that provide a blueprint for a new economic future grounded in sustainable food production in urban centers.

via 10 American Cities Lead the Way With Urban Agriculture Ordinances.

Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle!

The Great Vegan Search Engine Project is a constant work in progress, and I’m totally happy to add sites! If you have a site that you think should be on the Engine, send me an email! I’ll take a peek, get some feedback from the folks who helped with the project, and if it gets the thumbs up, I’ll add it.

via Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle!.

Google Custom Search – The Great Vegan Search Engine Project

Search the best vegan sites on the web, all in one place.

searches sites including: http://www.veganbaking.net/, http://fatfreevegan.com/, http://www.meettheshannons.com/, http://talronnen.ca/recipes/, http://www.theppk.com/recipes/

Keywords: vegan, vegan recipes, vegan nutrition, vegan food, vegan cooking, vegan lifestyle

via Google Custom Search – The Great Vegan Search Engine Project.