All posts tagged: Science

Quick Links — Week 19

«How To Do Hard Things» — Casey Rosengren, Superorganizers «How Young Is Too Young to Run a Marathon?» — Jonathan van Halem, Lifehacker «World Mountain and Trail Running Championships 2023 awarded to Innsbruck & Stubai in Austria» — Gary, endurance.biz «What muscles are used for running?» — Gemma Harris, LiveScience «100-year-old man breaks record at Penn Relay» — ABC News, YouTube «What causes muscle fatigue?» — Will McAuley, LiveScience «What I Eat in a Day as a Runner | Intuitive Eating + Mindset Around Food» — Emma Abrahamson, YouTube «How math — and eating while running – can help you complete your best marathon» — Cameron Cook, The Conversation «A Beginner’s Guide to Runners’ Terminology» — Meredith Dietz, Lifehacker Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

Quick Links — Week 18

«Trail Running Might Be the Secret to Happiness – Here’s How You Can Maximize It.» — Trail Runner Magazine «Endurance Runner Completes 102 Marathons in 102 Days, Setting an Unofficial Women’s Record» — William J. Kole and Ross D. Franklin, Time Magazine «6 Clever Running Hacks That Will Make You Faster» — Coach Parry, YouTube «Even Small Amounts of Exercise Can Hugely Benefit Your Mental Health» — Malissa Rodenburg, Women’s Running «How protein powder is made» — Rosee Woodland, LiveScience «Women And Ultrarunning: Why Women Make Awesome Ultra Runners» — Katelyn Tocci, Marathon Handbook «Should you exercise if you’re sick?» — Ashley Hamer, LiveScience Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

Quick Links — Week 16

«The Science On What Variables Predict Trail Running Performance» — David Roche, Trail Runner Magazine «Runner Carolyn Su Creates Space for People of Color to Feel at Home in the Sport» — Outside Magazine (Sponsored) «Correct running foot placement: how to achieve the perfect form» — Harry Bullmore, LiveScience «What is a Hut-to-Hut Running Adventure and How Do You Plan One?» — Morgan Tilton, Runner’s World «Race Director Dave McGillivray Finishes Running His 50th Boston Marathon» — CBS Boston, YouTube «Spirit of the Marathon, Hopkinton, Massachusetts — A monument to the winner of the 1946 Boston Marathon, Greek runner Stylianos Kyriakides» — Atlas Obscura Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

Quick Links — Week 10

«Lululemon launches into footwear as it seeks to take on industry giants like Nike, Adidas» — Lauren Thomas, CNBC «Setting a goal — Make running a habit» — Polar, YouTube «How Self-Talk May Influence Long-Term Adaptation» — David Roche, Trail Runner Magazine «The Restorative Joy of Cycling» — Clive Thompson «10 Reasons To Run… Slower?» — Global Triathlon Network, YouTube «Your Running Injury Questions, Answered» — Talya Minsberg, The New York Times «How Apple could make the AirPods Pro 2 perfect running earbuds» — Michael Sawh, TechRadar «What you eat can reprogram your genes – an expert explains the emerging science of nutrigenomics» — Monica Dus, The Conversation «The Kilimanjaro Trail Run is a World-Class Event and a Force for Good» — Endurance Sportswire «What is sleep hygiene?» — Gavin Newsham, Live Science Quick Links are usually added once a week to this blog and cover every topic possible.

Woman eating french fries.

The Palatability Theory

There are clear and unanimous figures that obesity has increased over time, especially in rich nations like the United States. On average people today weigh more and have higher body fat percentages than their recent ancestors at similar ages. But why is that the case? One widespread assumption is the palatability theory. It posits that the primary cause is an increase in reward signals in the modern environment from processed food, mediated by the motivation system in the brain, causing us to overeat.