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.
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 9, 2022
Team Jumbo-Visma Extends Partnership with Supersapiens
Atlanta – June 9, 2022 /ENURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ - Team Jumbo-Visma is pleased to announce that Supersapiens, the world’s first energy management system designed for athletes to drive positive behavior change and unlock better performance and recovery, will continue as an Official Supplier to the men’s and women’s teams. Supersapiens, powered...
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
June 2, 2022
Coffee Drinking Linked to Lower Mortality Risk, New Study Finds
The research found that those who drank moderate amounts of coffee, even with a little sugar, were up to 30 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who didn’t drink coffee. NY Times (paywall)
May 24, 2022
Can Exercise Help Make Therapy More Effective? A Pair of Studies Suggests It Might
For many people, exercise is a whole lot more than just a way to make physical progress. And if you’ve been running for awhile, you’ve probably read about (or experienced) the many ways exercise can benefit your mental health. It doesn’t take all day to reap the benefits of a...
May 18, 2022
Are water stations useless for 5Ks and 10Ks?
After participating in Toronto’s Sporting Life 10K a couple of weeks ago, I was curious to know how many of the top 50 runners grabbed water at 8 km. My friend who was working the water station told me zero–no takers. Obviously, races are required to have water stations, but...
May 18, 2022
Why Running at Night Feels Harder
The new study, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, had 15 volunteers do a series of ten-minute treadmill walks in four conditions: with and without a 56-pound pack, and with and without a blindfold on. The treadmill was set at a comfortable pace of around 30 minutes per...
May 13, 2022
The Trail Ultra Project: Have Your Say in the Story of North American and British Off-Road Endurance Running
The off-road running communities of Britain and North America might be separated by thousands of miles, many time zones, and the great Atlantic Ocean, but they share a lot of common ground. The recently launched Trail Ultra Project aims to provide a comprehensive account of the rapidly growing sports of...
May 6, 2022
Skin Spews Telltale Gases for Health Trackers to Tap Into
Scientists are doing experiments to see whether sensors might be added to wearables to tell us even more about our health based on gases released by our skin. WebMD
May 5, 2022
RunSignup Endurance Industry 2022 YTD Update
May 5, 2022 - Moorestown, NJ /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ - RunSignup, the leading registration provider for U.S. endurance events, provides an YTD industry update. The company, itself, has experienced strong growth in registrations and new events being added to its platform. However, year-to-date data on a per race basis has revealed...
May 4, 2022
New study finds exercise improves heart health even more for those with anxiety and depression
A new study from the American College of Cardiology suggests that regular exercise can decrease the likelihood of heart complications by 22 per cent in individuals with anxiety and depression, compared to 10 per cent in those who don’t. Put simply, exercise seems to have stronger benefits for the heart...
May 2, 2022
Scientists say they have nailed down the ideal amount of sleep in middle and old age
New research has found that around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night's rest, with insufficient and excessive sleep associated with a reduced ability to pay attention, remember and learn new things, solve problems and make decisions. CNN
May 2, 2022
Running USA Launches 2022 Global Runner Survey
(May 2, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ - Running USA, the non-profit trade organization for the sport of running, has relaunched its popular runner sentiment survey for 2022. Running events and businesses serving the endurance space are encouraged to share the survey for the widest possible response. The 2022 survey edition will...
April 28, 2022
Science in Sport set to disrupt the world of endurance fuelling with groundbreaking new scientific study
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Science in Sport’s Beta Fuel range is leading a revolution in endurance fuelling, having famously powered Chris Froome’s sensational 80km solo ride on Stage 19 of the 2018 Giro D’Italia - widely believed to be the elite athlete’s greatest ever feat on a bike. And now, Science...
April 23, 2022
Why Cyclists Can Handle Heat Better Than Runners
A team of Spanish researchers coordinated by David Barranco-Gil of the Universidad Europea de Madrid pooled eight years of data from 74 world-class cyclists (48 men and 26 women) and asked a simple question: how does air temperature affect performance? The answers offer some useful insights about the differences between...
April 22, 2022
Racing to Zero
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Council for Responsible Sport, a nonprofit organization that envisions a world where responsibly produced sports events are the norm, predicts that mass participation races will soon lead the way in sports event sustainability, anticipating that 80% of the thousands of races held annually across the globe...
April 21, 2022
5 Science-Backed Mental Tricks For Getting Through The Toughest Races
As much as we can prepare physically for races, if we don’t bring our mental A-game, things can go south quickly. Luckily, there are some tried-and-true techniques we can incorporate into our daily training to build mental strength. In his latest book, Chatter, award-winning author, psychologist and neuroscientist Dr. Ethan Kross...
April 19, 2022
What Americans Keep Getting Wrong About Exercise
In 2009, New York Times writer Gretchen Reynolds discovered something big: Readers loved to click on stories about tiny increments of exercise. That June, Reynolds wrote her first story about single-digit high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. The piece, titled “Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week?,” described a study...
April 18, 2022
There’s New Data on How Your Arm Swing Affects Running
You can’t run fast without using your arms—or can you? Scientists have had a hard time agreeing on exactly why we swing our arms, and whether there are specific ways we can use our arms to speed ourselves up. The latest addition to a century’s worth of often conflicting research...
April 14, 2022
It doesn’t take a lot of exercise to fight depression, study says
The meta-analysis, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looked at 15 studies involving over 190,000 people to determine how much exercise was needed to reduce depression. Adults who did activities equivalent to 1.25 hours of brisk walking per week had an 18% lower risk of depression compared with those who...
April 6, 2022
New study says high cushioned shoes improve exercise performance
Results indicate that a high cushioned shoe may not only improve your recovery but also benefit your performance in the absence of muscle damage. Canadian Running Magazine
April 5, 2022
How This Simple Breathing Exercise May Improve Your Endurance
When you’re working out, you may be neglecting one group of muscles that can be key to your performance: those that help you breathe. New research presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2022 finds the benefits of certain muscles that control our breathing may extend...
March 29, 2022
ASICS Experiment Reveals Just One Week of Physical Inactivity Has a Similar Impact as a Week of Broken Sleep on Our State of Mind
Today, the impact of physical inactivity on our mental state has been revealed for the first time in the Mind Racei – an ASICS experiment in which regular exercisers paused their normal fitness routines for one week. The impact on their state of mind was found to be similar to...
March 24, 2022
Study: stay fit to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect more than 740,000 Canadians, and unfortunately, science has not yet found a cure for the debilitating disease. The absence of an effective treatment puts even greater emphasis on the importance of prevention, and recent research shows that runners are already giving themselves a leg-up. Canadian...