Exercise spurs the release of the body’s natural cannabinoids, which have myriad benefits for mental health and stress relief.
Luca Sage/Stone via Getty Images
A growing body of research points to the body’s natural cannabinoid system as the primary driver behind the runner’s high – and the mental health boost and stress relief following exercise.
Some people may adapt to certain types of exercises more quickly than others.
NDAB Creativity/ Shutterstock
Our analysis showed 13 genes that were directly responsible for influencing how certain people adapted to different types of exercise.
Kydpl Kyodo / AAP
‘Super spikes’ and a springy track can’t take all the credit for lightning-fast sprint times at the Tokyo Olympics
KYDPL KYODO / AP
Muscles alone can’t produce the power for Olympic success. The elastic propulsion for fast movement comes from the tendons.
Ashley Landis/AAP Image
Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
Andreas Karyadi / Shutterstock
Usain Bolt can run at about 6 body lengths a second. An arachnid in California can do 322.
The fastest runners are usually rewarded with the middle lanes.
Michael H/Stone vie Getty Images
In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.
Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image
Why does raising money for charity have to involve the pain of running a marathon, or the indignity of growing unflattering facial hair? Because research shows people will give more money if you suffer.
Becoming ‘unfit’ happens a lot faster than it takes us to get ‘fit’.
New Africa/ Shutterstock
We lose some fitness 'gains' in as little as four weeks.
The ultra-trail Transvulcania 2017, on the island of La Palma, May 13, 2017.
The sport of trail running is one of the fastest growing in the world, but now is facing two major challenges at the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic and ecological crisis.
Newscom/Alamy Stock Photo
Endurance running is experiencing its 'marginal gains' moment.
We asked an accredited sports dietitian to describe what you need in your diet if you’re running long distances.
A match made in heaven or a doubtful duet?
As the pandemic continues, many are looking for ways to replace parkrun safely.
Parkrun gave participants a sense of community, belonging, and accomplishment. Here's our take on how temporary alternatives can do the same.
Our brain may depend on physical activity to stay healthy.
Slawomir Kruz/ Shutterstock
Exercise plays an important part in preserving memory throughout our lifetime.
How to run safely with knee pain.
Our research suggests the health benefits of lifting weights rival, or even exceed, those of aerobic exercise. So why do so few of us do it?
AMRAP is short for ‘as many reps (or rounds) as possible’.
During an AMRAP workout, participants will aim to complete as many rounds of a single exercise as possible within a set time.
Yes it is possible to overexercise – four experts on what you need to know.
IR Stone/ Shutterstock
Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with stomach ulcers, kidney injuries and cardiovascular side effects.