Want to stay up to date on the latest press releases and news about studies in the running, cycling and triathlon industries? Scroll below to view all endurance sport studies.
December 8, 2022
2-Minute Bursts of Movement Can Have Big Health Benefits
A new study confirms that you don’t have to do a hard workout to reap the longevity rewards of exercise. NYT (Paywall)
November 16, 2022
Music That Makes You Move
Did you know that what you listen to while working out can impact your results? To dive deeper into the mind/body/music connection, Velotric surveyed 1,000 fitness fanatics about their preferred playlists while exercising. They also used Spotify’s application programming interface (API) to identify thousands of workout songs and their genres,...
November 15, 2022
Running can reduce risk of Metastatic Cancer by 72%, new study shows
Researchers at Tel Aviv University discovered that running increases the glucose (sugar) consumption of internal organs, thus reducing the amount of energy available to tumors. Led by Professor Carmit Levy of the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, and Dr. Yftach Gepner of the School of Public Health, the...
November 14, 2022
Morning Physical Activity Is Associated With the Lowest Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Those who exercise either early or late in the morning were 11% and 16% respectively at a lower risk of coronary artery disease. Those who exercise later in the morning were 17% less likely to have a stroke than those in the control group. The findings were consistent regardless of...
October 14, 2022
There’s New Data on How Antibiotics Affect Your Workout
A pair of experiments find that mice choose to run less after taking antibiotics, even though their endurance is unchanged. Outside
October 11, 2022
CPSC finds micromobility injuries rose 127% since 2017
Injuries involving micromobility devices including e-scooters, hoverboards and e-bikes were up 127% between 2017 and 2021 according to a new report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC report also counted 48 deaths involving the products last year, including 23 deaths involving e-bikes. The total number of micromobility device...
October 11, 2022
Running Is Good. But Research Says You Should Lift Weights Too
Weight lifting and aerobic activities like walking, running or cycling are key to longer and healthier lives.1 A new study suggested that combining strength training and aerobic activities, even in later life, could help with disease prevention and reduce the risk of early death. Very Well Health
September 23, 2022
Can Ice Baths Help You Burn Body Fat? New Research Says Yes
The authors of a new review published in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health say that taking a dip in cold water may be just the thing if you are looking to reduce the amount of unhealthy body fat that you have. Cold water exposure might also lower your risk...
September 18, 2022
Optimize Exercise: Specific Links Between Exercise, Memory, and Mental Health Revealed by Fitness Trackers
Exercise can boost your mental and cognitive health — but not all forms and intensities of exercise affect the brain equally. In fact, according to a new Dartmouth study, the effects of exercise are much more nuanced. It found that specific intensities of exercise over a long period of time...
September 13, 2022
BAA launches inaugural Boston Marathon medical research funding program
The program will provide researchers with a one-time itemized budget of up to $25,000 to complete the proposed work. The BAA said it may also choose multiple proposals at lower amounts to support depending on the total number of submissions received. The BAA said proposals for field studies aimed at...
September 2, 2022
USA Triathlon Has Its Eyes on Rowing
For the next three years, coaches from USA Triathlon and Hydrow will be studying the effects of rowing on a triathlete’s training in an immersive, extensive research pilot called the Hydrow Transformation Program. Team USA
August 30, 2022
How much protein do runners need?
Protein is a big discussion in gym and weightlifting culture, but it’s a less-prevalent conversation among runners. This is something that needs to change, though, as runners should focus on their protein intake just as much as any other athlete. You may not require as much protein as a strength- or power-focused...
August 25, 2022
SFIA Study: Fitness Industry Remains In Flux
The Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) new study, 2022 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report, found that while demand for at-home fitness products diminished from pandemic-driven high watermarks, the business remains strong and reflects a positive long-term outlook. The institutional fitness business, equipment sales and health clubs, which suffered during...
August 11, 2022
Science Shows You Can Go Farther and Faster with Music
A new study in the Journal of Human Kinetics showed that listening to music during a running time trial led to a 10% increase in total distance covered, as well as a 14% increase in speed. There was also evidence of 8% lower blood lactate concentration in those who listened to...
August 2, 2022
The Great Cooling Revolution in Endurance Sports
Studies show that reducing body temperature may improve performance even in relatively temperate conditions. We’ve known that physiology for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that athletes started making cooling techniques a top priority. All around the world, in all different sports, there is something big happening. We...
July 26, 2022
Exercise more than the recommended amounts for the longest life, study says
Researchers analyzed more than 116,000 adults in a study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Participants self-reported their leisure time activity in questionnaires several times over the course of 30 years, and researchers estimated the association between the time and intensity of exercise with rates of death....
July 20, 2022
Survey Finds Runners Value Sports Sponsors More than the General Public
A survey from Elevent finds runners are more sponsorship savvy than the general public, including having both a more positive perception of sponsors and a willingness to engage with them. Elevent, a provider of sponsorship lifecycle management software, consulting services, and research, in the first quarter of 2022 conducted a...
July 11, 2022
You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet, study shows
A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine examined the diets and exercise patterns of 360,600 British adults over the course of 11 years. They looked at the amount of exercise each participant did in an average week and how vigorous it was to see if people...
July 8, 2022
Trail runners prefer to race the marathon distance or longer, new study finds
If you first experienced trail running in your mid-30s, you’re in good company. A new study on the training habits of trail runners reports that almost a quarter of athletes began exploring trails between the ages of 31 and 35. The research was conducted by the International Trail Running Association...
June 29, 2022
Strava data on Le Tour pro riders’ training shows at least 15,000km covered since January
As an official ride partner for this year’s Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, Strava has published exclusive data. This reveals that pro cyclists have individually covered at least 15,000km in distance while training for the race since January – the equivalent of cycling from the...
June 24, 2022
New study explains why you can’t eat after a hard run
There is evidence to suggest that appetite may be suppressed after a hard workout, due to alterations in hunger hormones and metabolism. In a recent study in Nature, researchers at Stanford University, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and elsewhere identified a metabolite molecule that’s released into the blood during...
June 15, 2022
The best exercise time is different for men and women, study finds
A new study finds there are optimal times of day for achieving specific goals with exercise. The research shows that for women, in particular, exercising in the morning or evening produces different results. The study also includes the effect of exercise times on an individual’s mood. Medical News Today
June 9, 2022
Here’s why your smart watch isn’t great at prediciting calories burned during a workout
If you are among the majority of Americans who are overweight or just looking to stay fit, you may be counting calories (kcals) in the foods you eat and tracking the number of kcals you burn during exercise. There are several options available for tracking kcals during exercise. High-tech devices...
June 7, 2022
How Do Men And Women Differ In Post-Ultra Physiological Responses?
After ultramarathons, the body undergoes numerous physiological changes. A wonderful new study examined how those changes vary across athletes. While there are many similarities, the variance between men and women points toward very cool ideas for future physiology studies and training theory. Trail Runner Mag
June 6, 2022
New clues are revealing why exercise can keep the brain healthy
Scientists are learning how muscles in motion can improve cognition and shield against diseases like Alzheimer's, paving the way for new treatments. National Geographic