All posts tagged: Science

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.

People sitting in a coffee bar.

Protective Effects against Asthma

I was just hav­ing my first cup of cof­fee in the morn­ing, when an arti­cle on sprudge.com popped up in my feed read­er. As an asth­mat­ic and cof­fee enthu­si­ast it nat­u­ral­ly caught my atten­tion. It reports about a study by med­ical pro­fes­sion­als from Korea’s Hal­lym Uni­ver­si­ty, Hanyang Uni­ver­si­ty, and Kang­dong Sacred Heart Hos­pi­tal, with research find­ing that mod­er­ate cof­fee con­sump­tion can low­er the fre­quen­cy of symp­toms asso­ci­at­ed with asthma.