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March 28, 2023
Super League Triathlon and Leeds Beckett University to Continue Innovative Treadmill Research
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Super League Triathlon (SLT) and Leeds Beckett University will continue their innovative treadmill research at the final of Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift in London. SLT and Leeds Beckett joined together in September 2022 to begin extensive studies and trials to better understand treadmills for Arena Games...
March 28, 2023
If You Can Only Exercise On Weekends, That’s Still Great For Your Health, A Study Suggests
The “weekend warrior” exercise pattern once dismissed by experts as not quite good enough may not be so bad after all. A study in this week’s JAMA Network Open finds that people who walk 8,000 or more steps a day once or twice a week achieve cardiovascular benefits and lower...
March 27, 2023
The Case Against Listening to Your Body
The study was led by Hayley Young, a psychologist at Swansea University in Britain. She and her colleagues compared sprinters, distance runners, and non-athletes in two separate sub-studies. The athletes were further divided into two groups: elite (meaning they were ranked in the top 100 in Britain) and non-elite. In...
March 20, 2023
New Research Provides Guidelines for Pregnant Runners Returning to Sport
In October 2022, the researchers’ findings on maximizing recovery in the postpartum period were published in the International Journal of Sports & Physical Therapy. The first of its kind study shares a rehabilitation model that assesses the full spectrum of pregnancy to postpartum with safe exercise progressions aimed to reduce...
March 15, 2023Showcased
Top 100 Largest Running Events in the United States
Quick! Can you name the top 10 largest running events in the United States? How about the Top 20? We have the conclusive list of the Top 100 largest running events last year. Only 11 grew in size and there are 8 new ones on the list. Find out who they are here. RunSignup has...
March 15, 2023
The best treatment for depression? It could be exercise.
Exercise as a treatment for severe depression is at least as effective as standard drugs or psychotherapy and by some measures better, according to the largest study to date of exercise as “medicine” for depression. The study pooled data from 41 studies involving 2,265 people with depression and showed that...
March 8, 2023
Study of marathoners shows running not linked to knee or hip arthritis
It's a widely held belief that running puts wear and tear on the legs, leading to arthritis down the road. But a new study from the University of California, San Francisco looked at more than 3,800 marathoners and found running itself was not linked to the development of knee or...
March 7, 2023
What running does to the knees, according to a large survey of marathon runners
The new research surveyed 3,804 recreational runners who participated in the Chicago Marathon in 2019 or 2021 with questions from how many years they’d been running and their average running paces to whether they had family histories of arthritis. It's widely believed, even among doctors, that using the joints more...
March 6, 2023
Science in Sport (SiS) announces a three-year strategic partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University
6th March - London, UK /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The partnership will bring together state-of-the-art facilities and best-in-class research techniques with a global brand at the heart of elite sport to develop new knowledge that will ultimately provide novel performance solutions to athletes. Science in Sport is the official sports nutrition partner to...
March 3, 2023
‘Astonishing’: Cyclists now outnumber motorists in City of London
According to Forbes, a detailed report has been filed to the transportation committee of the City of London Corporation, the municipal governing body of London’s square mile, which suggests at peak times, people cycling represent 40% of road traffic in the city and 27% throughout the rest of the day. Cycling...
March 1, 2023
Got 11 minutes? A daily brisk walk could lower risk for early death.
Walking for at least 11 minutes every day could lower your risk of premature death by almost 25 percent, according to the largest study to date of physical activity, disease risk and mortality. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the ambitious study analyzed health data for more than...
February 27, 2023
Exercise Is Top Treatment for Depression, Anxiety: Study
People in a study who engaged in physical activity routines for up to 12 weeks were 1.5 times more likely to see improvement in depression, anxiety, or psychological distress compared to people who were treated with therapy or leading medications. The findings should encourage medical providers to look to physical...
February 21, 2023
Trail Ultra Project: New Report Analyzes the Habits and Characteristics of Trail Runners and Ultrarunners
The project began with a survey launched in 2022 — which we invited you to participate in — which took a deep dive into the habits of trail runners and ultrarunners, and the demographics that make up our diverse community. Almost a year on, having received more than 1,000 responses...
February 20, 2023
Over 40? Just 20 Minutes of Daily Exercise Can Keep You Out of the Hospital
Researchers found that among nearly 82,000 British adults, those who regularly exercised were less likely to be hospitalized for various health conditions in the coming years. The list included such common ills as pneumonia, stroke, diabetes complications and severe urinary tract infections. US News
February 13, 2023
Morning Workouts May be Better for Burning Fat, Study Finds￼
In the study, published February 13 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers studied the fat (adipose) tissue of mice after a session of high-intensity exercise performed during the early active phase and early rest phase of their daily cycle. Healthline
February 13, 2023
Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America in 2023
The Mindbody + ClassPass annual Wellness Index ranks the health of the 50 most populous US cities. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including how much residents exercise, how stressed they feel, the amount of rest they get, how many of them smoke, and how much alcohol...
February 2, 2023
Skip the sports drinks, non-alcoholic beer may be as good as, or even better, for post cycling recovery
While a cold pint of beer after a long day in the saddle is certainly enjoyable, we all like to ignore that beer and other alcoholic drinks have long been associated with adverse effects on performance and fitness. CW
February 1, 2023
Durbin Introduces Bill To Improve Concussion Safety In School Sports
WASHINGTON /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act to strengthen elementary and secondary school procedures for preventing, identifying, and treating student-athletes who sustain concussions. While athletics are important to helping students learn team-building skills and connect with their peers, especially...
January 31, 2023
How Much Do Professional Mountain Bikers Get Paid? – Pinkbike’s State of the Sport Survey
In some major sports such as soccer, Formula One, or even road cycling, athletes' salaries are common knowledge and published annually. In mountain biking, athletes’ salaries are often shrouded in mystery. How much a rider gets paid can be an elusive number that is hard to decipher as a ‘salary’...
January 27, 2023
Most Americans aren’t getting enough exercise, study finds
Less than a third of U.S. adults meet suggested benchmarks for aerobic and muscle-building activities set out by health officials, according to a new study released Thursday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends healthy adults spend at least 150 minutes per week — roughly 20 minutes a...
January 24, 2023
RunSignup’s Annual RaceTrends Report Shows Per Race Participation Down 10% Since 2019
Moorestown, NJ /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – RunSignup, the leading technology solution for US endurance events, announces its Annual RaceTrends Report providing an evaluation of the state of the endurance industry. Overall indications show that the industry continued to rebound from pandemic impacts in 2022, but enthusiasm for races has not yet fully...
January 20, 2023
ASICS Study Shows Exercise Has the Power to Sharpen Even the Brightest Minds and Improve Mental Performance
ASICS reveals exercise can significantly improve cognitive function and advance mental performance. From boosting short-term memory to increasing concentration levels, exercise enhances brain power and could be the solution to helping us pass exams or excel at work. Yahoo
January 18, 2023
North American races to see a resurgence in 2023, survey says
Athlinks, the largest race results database in the world, surveyed an audience of 400,000 athletes based in North America, identifying their post-pandemic habits to gain an understanding of why numbers did not fully bounce back in 2022. Canadian Running
January 17, 2023
Studies Suggest Taking a Rest from Lifting Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Gains
According to the journal Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, two weeks of downtime causes no significant loss in bench press or squat performance, while, in a separate study, scientists estimated that strength ‘is readily maintained for up to four weeks of inactivity’. Mens Health
January 17, 2023
How Sports Psychologists Define Mental Toughness
Mental toughness is a hot concept these days, among both academics and athletes. Its rise reflects the growing recognition that performance depends as much on the brain as on the body, but it has proven to be a slippery concept to define. Bédard-Thom, along with colleagues Frédéric Guay and Christiane...