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.
June 1, 2020
The Turner twins have climbed a mountain and trekked to the most inaccessible points on every continent, all in the name of research, charitable causes, and exploration. For their latest adventure, brothers Hugo and Ross Turner trekked into even more fraught territory — comparing the effects of a vegan diet to an omnivorous...
May 5, 2020
As gyms and fitness studios stay closed, it seems like more people than ever are walking, running, and biking—especially outside in the places that it’s allowed. Triathlete reached out to a few fitness platforms and looked through some of their reports to find out what kind of activity levels we’re actually...
May 4, 2020
Americans don’t typically sleep well. One large survey showed that people get a full, uninterrupted night of sleep on only about one out of four nights. During this anxious time, you might think the problem would get worse. But data from sleep-tracking apps and wearables suggests people are actually getting...
April 21, 2020
Participation increased in 7 of 10 segments in 2019 according to the 2020 National Sporting Goods Association’s (NSGA) Sports Participation in the U.S. Report* released today. One segment remained relatively flat and two segments decreased compared to the prior-year the survey noted. Read more on SGBMedia.
April 20, 2020
Between homeschooling kids, trying to get your work done and attempting to maintain a relative level of normal, daily exercise has taken a back seat in some people’s lives. While this is completely understandable, runners should try their best to fit in some activity even once or twice a week,...
April 16, 2020
With almost the entire country confined within their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, fitness seems to have taken a major hit. Piplsay surveyed over 24,000 people to find out if and how the social distancing has disrupted fitness routine of Americans. Read the survey results here.
April 15, 2020
The Guardian proclaimed the shutdown could cut worldwide CO2 emissions by 2.5 billion metric tons in 2020, the greatest reduction in carbon pollution ever recorded. Read more on Adventure Journal.
April 14, 2020
An unpublished study went viral after a research team warned that respiratory droplets may travel more than 6 feet during exercise. But that's not the whole story. Read more on Wired.
April 14, 2020
Fitbit collaborates with Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine to study the role of wearables to detect, track and contain infectious diseases like COVID-19
There already has been early evidence that wearables, like Fitbit devices, have the potential to help predict the onset of an infectious disease like the flu before symptoms start, and the goal of this consortium is to unlock similar potential via leading research institutions in response to COVID-19. The consortium brings together research...
April 9, 2020
The company said March 13, when the U.S. declared a state of emergency, marked "a major shift in human activity." The most obvious shift was fewer recorded steps taken. But indoor cycling saw the increase in the second half of the month, precisely at the time when riders normally stop riding indoors...
April 8, 2020
During these trying times, exercise could provide indispensable mental-health support for many of us, according to a timely new study. The study finds that among a generally healthy but sedentary group of adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s, working out lowers levels of depression, hostility and other negative feelings. Read more...
March 16, 2020
Russian women got slower after the Athlete Biological Passport was introduced in 2012. Anti-doping officials think they know why. An analysis of Russian female distance runners before and after the implementation of a new anti-doping technique reveals a starkly incriminating pattern, and provides a back-of-the-envelope estimate of how big of a...
March 4, 2020
A systematic review and meta-analysis in the British Journal of Sports Medicine of 14 observational studies has considered whether running — and what “dose” of running — affects the risk for death from any cause, and from cardiovascular health problems or cancer. The researchers looked at pooled data from just over 230,000 participants who were...
March 2, 2020
Ultramarathoners and other endurance runners take note: You can't rely on electrolyte sports drinks and supplements to keep essential salt levels in balance and prevent illness during and after these grueling races, according to a new study. Read all about the study on CNN.com.
February 18, 2020
Strava surveyed over 25,000 runners about why they run. The survey explored common themes and patterns in motivation across a mosaic of people spanning the globe and uncovered five types of runners based on the benefits that a person values and the extent that they run in social settings like groups or races. Read...