Category Archives: Fitness: Running

Symmetrical knees linked to Jamaican sprinting prowess

Why is Jamaica, with a population smaller than that of Los Angeles, home to so many of the world’s elite sprinters - runners who compete in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter races? Robert Trivers, an evolutionary biologist and professor … Continue reading

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Running really can keep you young, says CU-Boulder-Humboldt State study

If you are an active senior who wants to stay younger, keep on running. A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times a week for exercise expend … Continue reading

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Running Does Not Lead to Knee Osteoarthritis and May Protect People From Developing the Disease

Newswise — BOSTON — Running as a habitual exercise at any stage in life not only does not increase a person’s risk of developing knee osteoarthritis and may even help protect a person from developing the painful disease, according to … Continue reading

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Running, blisters, and tape: a new study

Runners who used paper tape on one foot during extra-long marathons still ended up with painful blisters, according to a new study. While the runners reported blisters on their taped feet, the vast majority said they’d used the product again. … Continue reading

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Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner?

If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect with the ground — and use … Continue reading

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How elite sprinters are unlike other athletes

New research finds that world-class sprinters attack the ground to maximize impact forces and speed The world’s fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies from Southern Methodist … Continue reading

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Low speed treadmill running can enhance the ability of learning in young rats

Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2006 Aug 25;58(4):365-9. [Treadmill running enhances the ability of learning in young rats.]. [Article in Chinese] Lou SJ1, Liu JY, Yang RY, Chen PJ. Author information 1Department of Exercise and Sports Science, Shanghai University of Sport, … Continue reading

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Endurance runners more likely to die of heat stroke than heart condition

Fatigue during high intensity endurance exercise Endurance athletes have high rate of gastrointestinal problems Heat stroke is 10 times more likely than cardiac events to be life-threatening for runners during endurance races in warm climates, according to a study published … Continue reading

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Running reduces risk of death regardless of duration, speed: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Number of steps walked is more strongly associated with health than time spent walking Walking can lower risk of heart-related conditions as much as running Running fast has more to do with the force one applies to the ground, not … Continue reading

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Are the motivations of a 5km runner defined by individual ability?

5.2 million US citizens participated in 5km races in 2011 and 12,500 5km events were held in the US during the same time period.  New research in Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events aims to find out … Continue reading

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Barefoot running improves running economy at high exercise intensities

J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2014 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print] Barefoot running improves economy at high intensities and peak treadmill velocity. Reeves KA1, Corbett J, Barwood MJ. Author information 1Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth, … Continue reading

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Running, combined with visual experience, could restore brain function

In a new study by UC San Francisco scientists, running, when accompanied by visual stimuli, restored brain function to normal levels in mice that had been deprived of visual experience in early life. In addition to suggesting a novel therapeutic … Continue reading

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For runners, personal e-coaching based on physiological state, soon

How can runners improve their performance, weight and fitness? Amandine Aftalion from the Mathematics Laboratory in Versailles (CNRS/University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) and Frédéric Bonnans from the Center of Applied Mathematics (CNRS/Inria/École polytechnique)[1] have produced a mathematical model to optimize running, which … Continue reading

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