“Too much” exercise not all that bad; controversial authors soften stance

June 9th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Science | No Comments »

You probably recall the sensational headlines that made waves a few months ago claiming that “too much” exercise was bad for us and how so called “excessive” exercise could actually take years off our […]


On hydration and performance: How much do you really need to drink?

May 19th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

How much water do you drink during a run or race? What if we told you it’s probably a lot more than you need? A new study by Canadian researchers at Brock University has made a […]


Why some get fit and some don’t

May 7th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

You and everyone in your training group do the same workouts each week but somehow, at the end of it all, come out with different fitness levels. There are a few suggestions for why this might be, […]


New study suggests running could slow tumor growth

March 25th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Running and aerobic exercise have many health benefits but one that isn’t as well understood is that it may even slow the growth of tumors in cancer patients. Recent research, published last week, showed […]


Running may lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

November 27th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Science | No Comments »

Your morning run commute may be lowering your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease late in life. The benefits late in life of being a runner keep piling up. A new, extensive study of the […]


Study: Low carb diet leads to greater weight loss and better heart health

September 5th, 2014 by Dan Way | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | 1 Comment »

A new diet and weight loss study have added evidence to suggest that those who prefer fat over carbs might be better off when it comes to losing weight and may have better cardiovascular health. […]


Aerobic exercise benefits white brain matter in kids

August 25th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

New research is looking into how aerobic exercise impacts the brains of the young. Memory and attention, key factors in academic success, are under particular scrutiny. A study conducted by researchers from the University […]


Canadian cities need more green space

July 7th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Recent research suggests that replacing some of your time spent in the concrete jungle with time in the real jungle (or may just a park, or waterfront greenspace) may reduce stress, anxiety and illness. […]


Study: why running in the dark may feel harder

February 18th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Science, Training | No Comments »

Have you ever felt your night runs are more difficult than those during the day? It might not just be you. New research out of the University of Essex in Britain, headed by David […]


Robotics engineers learning how humans walk and run

January 17th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Some robotics engineers are finally learning how to walk, and even run. A team of researchers working on human-like robots has constructed a robot that can run a nine-minute mile, but they want it […]


Running could help keep your tendons healthy, new study says

August 13th, 2013 by Michal Kapral | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Running may be good for your tendons, according to a new study out of the University of East Anglia funded by Arthritis Research UK.


Women run maximum-intensity intervals harder than men, new study says

August 9th, 2013 by Michal Kapral | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

When it comes to running sets of hard intervals, women push harder than men, according to new research.