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June 1, 2023
Running throughout middle age can help prevent memory decline, study shows
Scientists at universities in the United States and Mexico are adding to the growing evidence of running’s benefits to brain health with research looking specifically at the effects of regular exercise on neurons formed in early adulthood. Their findings, published in the journal eNeuro, show long-term running not only promotes...
May 24, 2023
People Who Exercise Handle Pain Better, Study Finds
A little bit of exercise can help keep pain in check, researchers in Norway have found. Their newly published study suggests that physically active people have a higher pain tolerance on average than those who are sedentary, while higher levels of physical activity might further increase people’s tolerance. Unfortunately for...
May 22, 2023
Will ‘Superfood Powders’ Actually Make You Healthier?
You’ve probably noticed ads for these “superfood powders” scattered across social media or on your favorite podcast. Athletic Greens, Daily Greens, Supergreens — mix just one scoop of these multivitamin powders into a glass of water or a shake, their marketing typically says, and you can get all of the...
May 19, 2023
Just one run changes how your brain reacts to food, new study shows
Going out for just one run can curb your appetite while also heightening your response to food cues in parts of your brain, according to a new study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping. Running Mag
May 17, 2023
When too much exercise is bad for your heart
A growing body of science, including a new report of the health of almost 1,000 longtime runners, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes, finds that years of heavy endurance training and competition may contribute to an increased chance of developing atrial fibrillation, especially in men. The Washington Post
May 11, 2023
Why tall, leggy people run faster in the heat
If you are a marathon runner in search of a personal best, your body shape could be just as important as your training, analysis suggests. A study of 170 Ironman contestants found tall, leggy runners performed better in warm climates, while shorter, stockier people had the upper hand in colder...
May 1, 2023
Everything You Know About Muscle Cramping is Wrong
Ask any endurance athlete who has experienced cramping during training or a race, and they’ll have a story similar to Moore’s. Cramps can be mild or severe, fluttery or full-on, located in one muscle or many. And while one triathlete may swear they’ve found the solution, another might find that...
April 28, 2023
A New Study Provides First Ever Program for Pregnant Runners Returning to Sport
Three weeks after giving birth, Selman started to feel recovered and eager for some physical activity. Again she asked her healthcare provider how to proceed. They advised her to listen to her body and avoid running through any pain, she said. So, for the first time in months, Selman set...
April 27, 2023
Does Cold Plunging Actually Do Anything Or Is It B.S.?
While there is not an exact, one-size-fits-all definition for cold plunging, the water tends to be between 50 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit and is usually done for no more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time, said Dr. Tracy Zaslow, a primary care sports medicine physician at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute...
April 26, 2023
Exercise May Help People Cut Back on Drugs and Alcohol, Study Suggests
A new research review suggests physical activity may also help people cut back on drug and alcohol use. Adding physical activity to traditional treatment for substance-use disorder seems to lead to better results, says review co-author Florence Piché, a doctoral candidate in physical activity at the University of Montreal. Time
April 24, 2023
New Study Shows Economic Viability for Professional Women’s Sport in Canada
Canadian Women & Sport in partnership with Boston Consulting Group and Canadian Tire Corporation, parent company to SportChek and and Helly Hansen, has released new research outlining the growing investment opportunity for the professional women’s sport market in Canada. According to the report, It’s Time: Accelerating Professional Women’s Sport in...
April 5, 2023
Eating too much ‘free sugar’ has 45 negative health effects, study finds
Are you a sweet tooth? In a large review of 73 meta-analyses - which included 8,601 studies - high consumption of added sugar was associated with significantly higher risks of 45 negative health outcomes, including diabetes, gout, obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, cancer, asthma, tooth decay, depression and early death....
March 29, 2023
Exercise May Help Counteract the Toll of Poor Sleep
In an ideal world, experts say, you would get both ample exercise and ample sleep. But a new study suggests that exercise could potentially help counteract the health consequences of not getting a proper amount of sleep. DNYUZ
March 28, 2023
If You Can Only Exercise On Weekends, That’s Still Great For Your Health, A Study Suggests
The “weekend warrior” exercise pattern once dismissed by experts as not quite good enough may not be so bad after all. A study in this week’s JAMA Network Open finds that people who walk 8,000 or more steps a day once or twice a week achieve cardiovascular benefits and lower...
March 27, 2023
The Case Against Listening to Your Body
The study was led by Hayley Young, a psychologist at Swansea University in Britain. She and her colleagues compared sprinters, distance runners, and non-athletes in two separate sub-studies. The athletes were further divided into two groups: elite (meaning they were ranked in the top 100 in Britain) and non-elite. In...
March 20, 2023
New Research Provides Guidelines for Pregnant Runners Returning to Sport
In October 2022, the researchers’ findings on maximizing recovery in the postpartum period were published in the International Journal of Sports & Physical Therapy. The first of its kind study shares a rehabilitation model that assesses the full spectrum of pregnancy to postpartum with safe exercise progressions aimed to reduce...
March 15, 2023
The best treatment for depression? It could be exercise.
Exercise as a treatment for severe depression is at least as effective as standard drugs or psychotherapy and by some measures better, according to the largest study to date of exercise as “medicine” for depression. The study pooled data from 41 studies involving 2,265 people with depression and showed that...
March 8, 2023
Study of marathoners shows running not linked to knee or hip arthritis
It's a widely held belief that running puts wear and tear on the legs, leading to arthritis down the road. But a new study from the University of California, San Francisco looked at more than 3,800 marathoners and found running itself was not linked to the development of knee or...
March 7, 2023
Why runners who menstruate should track their cycles
Runners who menstruate find it useful to track their periods, since fluctuations in the menstrual cycle can affect many aspects of training, such as recovery, training readiness, fuelling needs and mood. Apple recently published a study of more than 50,000 female subjects that emphasize the importance of the menstrual cycle’s overall...
March 1, 2023
Got 11 minutes? A daily brisk walk could lower risk for early death.
Walking for at least 11 minutes every day could lower your risk of premature death by almost 25 percent, according to the largest study to date of physical activity, disease risk and mortality. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the ambitious study analyzed health data for more than...
March 1, 2023
A look at trends for women in college sports
March is Women's History Month, and as the NCAA's celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX nears its culmination at the combined Women's Final Four in Dallas, it's worth looking at the recent trends for women in college sports. NCAA
February 20, 2023
Over 40? Just 20 Minutes of Daily Exercise Can Keep You Out of the Hospital
Researchers found that among nearly 82,000 British adults, those who regularly exercised were less likely to be hospitalized for various health conditions in the coming years. The list included such common ills as pneumonia, stroke, diabetes complications and severe urinary tract infections. US News
February 15, 2023
How a Consistent Sleep Schedule Might Protect Your Heart
New research affirms what doctors have long advised: Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day for big health benefits. Dr. Full is the lead author of a new study that tied irregular sleep to an early marker of cardiovascular disease. Researchers examined a week’s worth of sleep...
February 13, 2023
Morning Workouts May be Better for Burning Fat, Study Finds￼
In the study, published February 13 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers studied the fat (adipose) tissue of mice after a session of high-intensity exercise performed during the early active phase and early rest phase of their daily cycle. Healthline
February 13, 2023
Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America in 2023
The Mindbody + ClassPass annual Wellness Index ranks the health of the 50 most populous US cities. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including how much residents exercise, how stressed they feel, the amount of rest they get, how many of them smoke, and how much alcohol...