New research finds elite athletes have temporary mitochondrial impairment after intense workouts, suggesting they may need to be mindful about overtraining. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
New technologies allow users to do things like race their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these online platforms. The findings offer insights for future iterations of these technologies – and how to market them.
Research suggests that soaking in a hot tub for 60 minutes may provide similar post-activity cardiovascular benefits as 60 minutes of cycling. This news could help people who are not able to exercise due to their health.
From September 21-27, The League of American Bicyclists is encouraging everyone to bike , “wherever that there may be….Any bike, anywhere, it all counts.”
Scientists have long believed that ocean viruses always quickly kill algae, but Rutgers-led research shows they live in harmony with algae and viruses provide a “coup de grace” only when blooms of algae are already stressed and dying. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, will likely change how scientists view viral infections of algae, also known as phytoplankton – especially the impact of viruses on ecosystem processes like algal bloom formation (and decline) and the cycling of carbon and other chemicals on Earth.
Eating a potato during exercise provides as much fuel and results in similar performance in trained athletes as carbohydrate gels. The study—the first to compare a whole-food source of carbohydrates to a commercially produced sports food—is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.