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This video series delivers insights from the sharpest academic minds across a diverse selection of issues.
The benefits of high-intensity workouts
High intensity workouts (HIT) are the number-one fitness trend worldwide, comprising short intervals of exercise at a very high intensity, interspersed with periods of recovery or rest. And despite its lower energy and time commitment, HIT workouts are actually quite good at improving our aerobic fitness.
So how do they stack up against more traditional exercise regimes? We find out in this week’s episode of TCTV.
Nigel Stepto is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Victoria University, and Chris Shaw is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living at Victoria University.
How the weather affects our mood
We often talk of our mood with reference to the weather: gloomy, sunny or under a cloud. But does the weather actually affect our mood?
Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne, describes how sunny skies and rainy days can influence our mood and consequently change our behaviours.
Are raw foods good for you?
There are claims that cooking destroys the nutrients and enzymes found in food, so eating raw, uncooked foods must be better for you.
But the reality is not so simple and, as Tim Crowe explains, being on a pure raw food diet could mean that you are actually limiting your intake.
Smartphones and metadata: a question of privacy
Metadata is data about data, such as names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and the like. A file you create using a word processor or a photo you take with your smartphone will have metadata attached to it, and while most of this data may seem innocuous, it can be highly valuable to police and investigators.
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