Mitochondria: The PowerHouse of the Cell

Watch the following movie to review the importance of your mitochondria. Make notes to answer the following questions:

  • Distinguish between fast and slow twitch fibers. When are they used? Which have more mitochondria?
  • What does exercise training do for our muscle cells?
  • What damages mitochondrial DNA?
  • As a person ages, what changes occur that contributes to aging and lack of stamina?