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Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the first prototype over the next year.Scientists came up with the concept after computer models showed that it was possible to dramatically increase the amount of energy people put into each running step by enabling them to do work when their feet ar...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Engineering, Running


This Ankle Exoskeleton Was Designed to Make Running Easier

Running is one of the most affordable forms of exercise, but it’s also one that people love to groan about—and for good reason. It’s a high-impact sport that can be hard on the body, and that’s without factoring in however you might feel about your individual athleticism. But Stanford engineers have found a wearable…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Stanford, Running


Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

If you’ve ever tried to hit the gym after a heavy meal, you probably know that it doesn’t feel great and you probably wish you’d just skipped the pre-workout snack. But that doesn’t mean you should workout on a totally empty stomach. Here’s why you’re probably better off fueling up before you go for a run or crank out…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Fitness, Weight Loss, Running, Exercise, Weightlifting, Lifehacks, Cardio, Body Science


Under Armour's New Smart Sneakers Are Ugly as Sin But Good for Running

Last year I reviewed Under Armour’s HOVR Infinite shoes, which sync with your smartphone to offer running data from the built-in Bluetooth chip. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed working out in them. I expected the shoes to be more gimmick than substance, but the personalized gait-coaching actually…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Running, Under Armour, Consumer Tech, Armour, Smart Shoes, Ua Hovr Machina Review


An Ultramarathon Runner Puked So Hard He Tore Open His Esophagus

Even for the best of us, running a marathon can be hellish. But for one 37-year-old man running his first 100-mile ultramarathon in California, the experience became a downright nightmare when he vomited so hard that he tore a hole in his esophagus.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Running, Vomiting, Esophagus, Weird Medicine


Any amount of running reduces risk of early death, study finds

Previous research suggested health benefits increased with greater volume of runningAny amount of running is good for you, according to research suggesting it is linked to a similar reduction in the risk of early death no matter how many hours you clock up a week or how fast you go.According to the World Health Organization, about 3.2 million deaths each year are down to people not doing enough physical activity. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Fitness, Life and style, UK News, Medical Research, Running, World Health Organization


I Thought Under Armours' Smart Running Shoes Were Gonna Be Dumb as Hell, But I Was Wrong

Don’t let anybody talk you out of a good pair of running shoes—they’re vital to preventing injuries when you run. But generally, when it comes to picking out kicks to run in, most runners and specialty shoe stores that serve them are primarily concerned with fit. If you go for a fitting, usually a specialist will have…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Running, Under Armour, Consumer Tech, Running Shoes, Smart Shoes, Under Armour Hovr Infinite Review


New Year, New You: The Gear You Need to Start Trail Running

‘Tis the season for holiday cookies, eggnog, and copious amounts of food. Gluttony notwithstanding, the last week of the year is rife with resolutions as everyone promises to make next year their best yet. The majority of new year resolutions are based on the promise of a fitter version of oneself, so why do nearly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Running


How to Lock Down Your Privacy in Your Fitness App

Who knows where you ran last week? If you’re privacy-minded, perhaps just you...and your running app. But our fitness apps often share more information than we realize. The Strava app, and now Polar Flow, have released maps that gave away potentially sensitive military locations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Safety, Nike, Cycling, Running, Fitbit, Polar, Runkeeper, Strava


How to Keep Strava From Telling Everyone Where You Live

Sharing your running and cycling routes is the whole point of using Strava—you can see whether you’re the fastest in your neighborhood at climbing that big hill, or take on a friend’s favorite running route to see how you compare. But this weekend, analyst Nathan Ruser pointed out that the app’s heatmap of popular…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Cycling, Running, Strava, Location Data, Nathan Ruser


Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented & Reversed: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai On Optimizing Brain Health

“Food is the single greatest tool we have in the fight against Alzheimer’s.” Team Sherzai While other major diseases are...
Tags: Podcast, Science, Nutrition, Sleep, Diet, Medicine, Fitness, Drugs, Lifestyle, Research, Sport, Stress, Meditation, Brain, Brain Health, Genetics


Dan Buettner: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People

“Follow your bliss, not your material desires.” Dan Buettner  We all want to be happy. But what exactly is happiness?...
Tags: Psychology, Career, Food, Podcast, Science, Diet, Adventure, Environment, Happiness, Sport, Author, Spirituality, Faith, Running, Community, Mindset


This Robotic Exosuit Could Turn You Into a Super Athlete

Researchers from Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS have developed a soft robotic exosuit that significantly boosts a person’s running performance. The device requires a tether and external power supply to work, but once it becomes portable, it could help athletes run faster and further than before, smashing their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Running, Robotics, Assistive Devices, Wyss Institute, Exoskeletons, Kinetics, Kinesiology, Harvard SEAS, Exosuits


Hit the Pavement With Amazon's One-Day Sale on Saucony Running Shoes

You’ve probably been running outside for a few weeks now, but if you were looking for an excuse to pick up new running shoes, here it is. Amazon is marking down four styles (two men’s and two women’s) of Saucony running shoes to $60. But you’d better pick up the pace, because these prices only last for today.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Lifestyle, Work Out, Running, Saucony, Womens Shoes, Mens Shoes


What Happens When You Train Like Nike’s Two-Hour Marathon Runners

Not long ago, running a 90-minutes half-marathon seemed impossibly fast. I've not only beaten 90 minutes, I've demolished it. The post What Happens When You Train Like Nike's Two-Hour Marathon Runners appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Tech, Nike, Running, Nike Two Hour Marathon


Nike’s Quest to Beat the Two-Hour Marathon Comes Up Oh So Short

It was close, but the two-hour marathon remains unbroken. For now. The post Nike’s Quest to Beat the Two-Hour Marathon Comes Up Oh So Short appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Tech, Nike, Running, Nike Two Hour Marathon


Miss the Nike Two-Hour Marathon? You Can Still Watch It Here

Nike hopes to run a marathon in two hours or less. The action starts at 11:45 pm Eastern, and you can watch the livestream here. The post Miss the Nike Two-Hour Marathon? You Can Still Watch It Here appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Tech, Nike, Running, Nike Two Hour Marathon


The Nike Two-Hour Marathon: Watch Live Coverage of Race Here

Nike hopes to run a marathon in two hours or less. The action starts at 11:45 pm Eastern, and you can watch the livestream here. The post The Nike Two-Hour Marathon: Watch Live Coverage of Race Here appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Tech, Nike, Running, Nike Two Hour Marathon


Why You’ll Never Run a Sub 2 Hour Marathon—But the Pros Might

To fully appreciate what it will take to complete a two-hour marathon, you really have to try running one yourself. The post Why You'll Never Run a Sub 2 Hour Marathon—But the Pros Might appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Sports, Tech, Nike, Running, Sport Science, Nike Two Hour Marathon


Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In

If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by nearly seven hours, earning you more time than you spend on the activity.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Running, Studies, Exercise, life-hacks, Body Science


How Running a Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell

Over thirty thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this morning in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. Their completion medals will be well-earned. From your heart, through your circulatory system, to your leg muscles and kidneys, running a marathon is sort of like putting…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Running, Boston Marathon, Hopkinton MA, Hitting The Wall


The Secret to Training for a Marathon: Just Keep Running

Long-distance running rewards effort and willpower. It also rewards steadiness and rhythm. The post The Secret to Training for a Marathon: Just Keep Running appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Running, Nike Two Hour Marathon


Why You Should Do Weights Before Cardio

If you can only work out a couple days per week, you probably do both your lifting and cardio exercises on the same days. While that’s not ideal, you can maximize the benefits if you lift before you run. Here’s why.Read more...
Tags: Health, Videos, Science, Fitness, Work Out, Running, Exercise, Weightlifting, Workouts, Cardio, life-hacks, Body Science


Running a Marathon Is as Traumatic for Your Kidneys as Heart Surgery

I ran a marathon a little over a week ago, and while I’m glad I finished, it totally kicked my ass. A new study from the Yale School of Medicine might explain a bit why. Besides the sore muscles, running a marathon wrecks your kidneys for a few days.Read more...
Tags: Science, Running, Studies, Marathons, Yale School of Medicine, Long Distance Running, life-hacks, Body Science


For Your Kidneys, Running a Marathon Is as Traumatic as Heart Surgery

I ran a marathon a little over a week ago, and while I’m glad I finished, it totally kicked my ass. A new study from the Yale School of Medicine might explain a bit why. Besides the sore muscles, running a marathon wrecks your kidneys for a few days.Read more...
Tags: Science, Running, Studies, Marathons, Yale School of Medicine, Long Distance Running, life-hacks, Body Science


Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

It might seem like there are perks to exercising on an empty stomach, like burning more fat per workout, but the downsides greatly outweigh the benefits. Here’s why you’re probably better off fueling up before you go for a run or crank out some super sets at the gym.Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Feature, Science, Fitness, Weight Loss, Running, Eating, Exercise, Weightlifting, Workouts, Explainers, Cardio, life-hacks, Body Science


Robotics Researchers Discovered a Better Way For Insects to Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs. But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get around.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bugs, Research, Walking, Robots, Running, Insects, Mother Nature, EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Lausanne


The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down

The counterintuitive secret to your best marathon yet... The post The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Sports, Nike, Running, Marathon, Sports Science, Nike Two Hour Marathon


Think Exercise Is Hard? Try Training Like a Nike Super-Athlete

Our writer is using the same training regime, apparel, and expertise as three elite Nike athletes. The post Think Exercise Is Hard? Try Training Like a Nike Super-Athlete appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Sports, Nike, Running, Marathon, Sport Science


Inside Nike’s Quest for the Impossible: a Two-Hour Marathon

The first in a series of stories behind the scenes of the shoe company's plan to beat a long-unbreakable record. The post Inside Nike’s Quest for the Impossible: a Two-Hour Marathon appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Sports, Tech, Nike, Running, Marathons, Sport Science



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