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 6, 2021
Wearables Shipments Grew 9.9% in the Third Quarter of 2021 as Watches Start to Displace Wristbands in the Wrist-worn Device Category, Says IDC
Global shipments for wearables grew 9.9% during the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) reaching 138.4 million units, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Hearables led the growth as the category grew 26.5% compared to last year and accounted for 64.7% of wearable...
December 1, 2021
How Staying Physically Active May Protect the Aging Brain
Simple activities like walking boost immune cells in the brain that may help to keep memory sharp and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease. NY Times (paywall)
November 30, 2021
Study finds reverse running to be a fitness trend in 2022
PureGym, a chain of health clubs in the U.K., conducted a study based on Google searches of new trends and fads in the fitness industry. At the top of the list, with a 234 per cent increase compared to last year, was weighted hula hoop training. There were two running-based fitness...
November 30, 2021
A New Theory on Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Young Athletes
There's been plenty of debate in recent years about heart health in endurance athletes. The current evidence, as I see it, suggests that its very very unlikely that years of training for marathons will eventually damage your heart. But there is another angle to this issue that's often ignored: young,...
November 24, 2021
How Exercise Affects Your Appetite
A new study which involved overweight, sedentary men and women and several types of moderate exercise, found that people who worked out did not overeat afterward at an enticing buffet lunch. However, they also did not skip dessert or skimp on portions. The findings offer a reminder during the holidays that while...
November 22, 2021
New research outlines how longer lives are tied to physical activity
A team of evolutionary biologists and biomedical researchers from Harvard are taking a run at it (sometimes literally) in a new study published in PNAS. The work lays out evolutionary and biomedical evidence showing that humans, who evolved to live many decades after they stopped reproducing, also evolved to be...
November 21, 2021
Are Workout ‘Highs’ Real? Study Finds Cannabis-Like Substances Released After Exercise
New research finds that exercising can increase production of our body’s own cannabis-like substances, which reduce inflammation and could potentially help prevent conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and even cancer. The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that people with arthritis not only experienced reduced pain, but also lowered levels...
November 17, 2021
300 Minutes a Week of Moderate Exercise May Help Ward Off Cancer
More than 46,000 cancer cases in the United States might be prevented each year if almost all of us walked for about 45 minutes a day, according to an eye-opening new study of inactivity, exercise and malignancies. The study, which analyzed cancer incidence and the physical activity habits of nearly 600,000...
November 9, 2021
New research shows adding coffee to your post-workout beverage can help you recovery more effectively
A lot of runners drink coffee before they hit the road to give them a boost of energy and improve performance, but a new study suggests that a cup of joe after your workout provides benefits as well. Research published in the journal Nutrients showed that drinking coffee after a hard workout improves muscle...
November 3, 2021
Cardio Before Weight Lifting May Help Boost Muscle
Riding or running before you lift weights could amplify the effects of the lifting, according to a helpful new study of the molecular impacts of combining endurance and resistance exercise in a single workout. Scientifics Reports
November 2, 2021
The Science Is In, and Hills Are Absolutely Worth the Burn
While hill repeats have been a staple on the workout rotation for runners for decades, there actually hasn’t been much academic research on the training practice until relatively recently. A slew of new research over the last few years, however, has proven that, yes, hills really are worth the burn....
November 1, 2021
Turns out, how far, fast and often has little to do with how likely a runner is to get hurt, suggests study
There’s a rule of thumb for the prevention of running injuries that is simple, time-tested, and – according to a new review of the evidence – wrong. The “10 per cent rule” suggests that you should avoid increasing the total time or distance you run by more than 10% from...
October 25, 2021
What We Think We Know About What Causes Running Injuries Might Be Wrong
It’s well known that runners suffer a lot of injuries — by many accounts, about half of all runners will be sidelined at some point each year. Less known is what exactly causes this huge rate of casualties in a non-contact sport. A new study suggests we may even know less...
October 22, 2021
Why Am I So Tired After Working Out? It Could Be ‘Exercise Intolerance.’
Medical researchers are learning more about a condition that prevents exercise at levels that should be normal for an individual’s age, size and fitness level. Wall Street Journal
October 17, 2021
Can eating hot peppers improve endurance performance?
A recent systematic review of research concluded that capsaicinoids, the compounds responsible for giving spicy foods their kick, improve performance during exercise, and may even may help you become a better runner. Canadian Running
October 14, 2021
The Secret to Better Running? Try Distraction
To make running seem easier, try paying attention to anything other than your body. That’s according to a fascinating new study of the ways in which how we focus as we move can affect how we feel as we move. NYT
October 9, 2021
NYC cycling surge: 530K daily bike trips represents 26% increase in recent years
On Thursday, the Department of Transportation released its annual Cycling in the City report, detailing the steady increase in daily cycling in New York City in recent years. NYC saw approximately 530,000 daily bike trips in 2019, a 3.9% increase from the 510,000 daily trips in last year’s report. The...
October 7, 2021
Study finds Nike and Asics models are the top performance shoes
A recent study by researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Tex., compared a number of popular carbon-plated running shoes to determine which models had the biggest effect on running economy (defined as how far and how fast you can run, given the energy available), compared to a traditional...
October 5, 2021
No, Running Doesn’t Wear Down Your Cartilage. It Strengthens Your Joints.
Numerous studies have shown that, contrary to what your sedentary friends may sometimes argue, running does not cause arthritis. New research shows, in fact, that running may actually help strengthen your joints against future wear and tear. Podium Runner
October 4, 2021
FIFA, Orreco to Study Menstruation’s Impact on Women’s Soccer Player Performance
FIFA is launching a new study on the health and performance of female soccer players in partnership with Western Sydney University and Orreco, a company that analyzes athlete blood tests to recommend recovery and training programs. The study will examine phases of menstrual cycles among professional women’s soccer players through blood and urine...
September 29, 2021
Study: women’s hearts respond differently to marathon training than men’s
A recent study looking at the differences between male and female marathoners found that women’s hearts actually respond differently than men’s after training for a marathon. Researchers found that women who have completed multiple marathons do not have reduced left ventricle function or aortic stiffness compared to male marathoners or female recreationally...
September 29, 2021
Why Exercise Is More Important Than Weight Loss for a Longer Life
For better health and a longer life span, exercise is more important than weight loss, especially if you are overweight or obese, according to an interesting new review of the relationships between fitness, weight, heart health and longevity. The study, which analyzed the results of hundreds of previous studies of weight loss...
September 26, 2021
Study: do ultra-endurance events harm your long-term health?
Ultras rarely result in serious acute health problems, but research shows they may have a negative impact over time. Canadian Running
September 22, 2021
They Can Get You Disqualified, But are Thicker Shoes Faster?
The recent disqualification of the Derara Hurisa from the Vienna marathon was the first high-profile disqualification of an athlete for a violation of the new footwear rules from World Athletics on the roads. Hurisa’s shoe, the Adidas Adizero Prime X, had all the ingredients of a super shoe, including better...
September 14, 2021
The New Science on How We Burn Calories
If you take in more calories or energy than you use, you gain weight; if the output is greater than the input, you lose it. But how does that change our understanding of obesity? NY Times