Sports

New shoe makes running 4 percent more efficient

New shoe makes running 4 percent more efficient

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” University of Colorado Boulder...
Strength Training: Easy Way to Live Longer and Better

Strength training: Easy way to live longer and better

Regular physical activity promotes general good health, reduces the risk of developing many diseases, and helps you live a longer and healthier life. For many...
Carbs During Workouts Help Immune System Recovery

Carbs during workouts help immune system recovery

Dr Jonathan Peake and Dr Oliver Neubauer, from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, led a research review of studies about exercise and...
Don’t putt your way to back pain this summer

Don’t putt your way to back pain this summer

As a golfer, you’re used to contorting your body into oddly twisted postures. Couple this motion with a bent-over stance repeated 120 times over three...
Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

Any marathoner will tell you that the grueling 26-mile races can do a number on the hips, knees, ankles and feet. Now, a small study...
Fits to a 'tee': golf Is 'fore' everyone, and economically it's a great time to be a golfer

Fits to a ‘tee’: golf is ‘fore’ everyone, and economically it’s a great time...

Because of the golf industry's downsizing after the Great Recession, the sport is more affordable and accessible than ever, according to a golf course...
The dark side of sport: Elite athletes suffer from depression

The dark side of sport: Elite athletes suffer from depression

At an elite level, athletes are just as likely to suffer from depression as people who don’t do any sport. Sport has long been known...
'Exercise-in-a-pill' boosts sport endurance by 70%

‘Exercise-in-a-pill’ boosts sport endurance by 70%

Every week, there seems to be another story about the health benefits of running. That's great—but what if you can't run? For the elderly, obese...
Are your muscles genetically prepared for running a marathon?

Are your muscles genetically prepared for running a marathon?

More than 2,500 years have passed since Pheidippides, the hero from ancient Greece, inspired a modern sporting event: the marathon. In their desire to imitate...
The more you run, the denser your bones will be

The more you run, the denser your bones will be

In healthy individuals, bone quality –chiefly determined by bone mineral density– depends on factors such as sex, age, race and diet. It can be...