September 21, 2020
While health experts have remained cautiously skeptical, warning that exercising in an indoor space around others could potentially expose you to the virus, the fitness industry has attempted to promote a message that there is little to no risk. Read more on Yahoo! Life.
September 10, 2020
Exercise has many positive impacts, but when it comes to work, it can really make a difference throughout the day. A recent study shows that a far higher percentage of people who exercised in the morning or during the work day noted high levels of focus, creativity and energy at...
September 2, 2020
Before jumping into local swimming holes, one should be aware of the potential microscopic dangers of water quality for swimming. Swimmers can be exposed to water contaminants by swallowing them, making skin contact, and even inhaling the barely-visible water vapor mist that rises from the water’s surface. Read more on...
August 26, 2020
Athletes may gain greater immunity from a flu shot than people who are less active, according to two complementary and timely new studies of exercise and vaccinations. The studies suggest that intense training amplifies vaccine response, a finding with particular relevance now as the flu season looms and scientists work...
August 25, 2020
The Running Industry Association (RIA) found sales for the majority of respondents recovered in June, but sales slowed in July, returning to pre-COVID-19 levels. The August report found that in June most run specialty shops beat retailer’s expectations, but in June, only 34% of retailers projected that sales for the...
August 25, 2020
A recent survey found that the vast majority of people have yet to go back to their gyms since they reopened. A staggering number of people have already cancelled their gym memberships, and those who still own memberships don’t plan on returning any time soon. The survey looked at several...
August 18, 2020
A recently published study in PLOS One on the long-standing controversy about whether low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diets enhancing endurance performance produced negative results, so scientists made adjustments and ran the study again. Read more on Outside Online.
August 13, 2020
The easy up, easy down, flexible, outdoor exerciser’s BFF, the neck gaiter face covering, got lots of hate this week, after a Duke University study said that they are “worse than wearing no mask at all.” But is it really that ineffective? A new study took a closer look. Read...
August 11, 2020
It’s tempting to repurpose your Buff or other neck gaiter as a face mask in this time of coronavirus. But a new study from Duke University in North Carolina shows that using a gaiter is worse than no mask at all. When you exhale, the gaiter’s fibers split droplets into...
August 9, 2020
The American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM), the American Cancer Society, and 15 other international organizations published new exercise guidelines for people with cancer. Researchers cited the fact that exercise not only bolsters physical and mental health, but that scads of new data proved the value of physical activity in...
July 23, 2020
According to a survey from TD Ameritrade, 59% of Americans don’t plan to renew their gym memberships after the pandemic is over. As reported by CNBC, the survey showed 56% of those surveyed indicated that the pandemic helped them find “more affordable” ways to get exercise and live a healthier...
July 17, 2020
The recent surge in running activity across the U.S. is driven by runners seeking stress relief after their lives were jolted by COVID-19. Fortunately, this new group of “soul runners” is expected to be more dedicated, making running a continuous part of their lives. Read more on SGBMedia.
June 23, 2020
As cannabis becomes destigmatized for legitimate medical treatment, it’s worth exploring whether runners can reap any benefit from a plant that has been hailed as a remedy for ailments. And, if marijuana can indeed help runners, how can those potential benefits be received safely? Here's the science on how weed may...
June 23, 2020
Having a goal - like improving health and fitness - and seeing the results is both fun and motivating, naturally inspiring one to make other improvements in their personal and professional life. Read more on inc.
June 23, 2020
A new study of nutrition habits of mid-pack marathoners indicates that some consume diets that limit their performance, and may increase their cardiac risks. Results show that faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more on Podium Runner.
June 22, 2020
A new study uses the training data you upload to sites like Strava to estimate the "critical speed" that determines your race performance. Read more on Outside.
June 11, 2020
The extensive molecular changes that occur during and after working out underscore how consequential activity is for our bodies and health. Read more in New York Times.
June 9, 2020
Australian researchers confirmed results of a previous trial finding that endurance athletes seem to train and race best on high-carb diets. Read more on PodiumRunner.
June 4, 2020
Study shows faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more about the study on PodiumRunner.
June 2, 2020
ASICS surveyed more than 14,000 regular exercisers across 12 countries and found that more than a third (36% globally) of them are more active now than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic began – despite most sports being brought to a standstill by social distancing measures. Read more study results here.