Category: Exercise Science

Modern Fitness Technology: Its Impact on Consumers and Athletes

Few examples better demonstrate how quickly technology evolves than the role of technology in fitness. Perhaps the quintessential piece of in-home fitness equipment, the treadmill, owes at least part of its popularity to technology. The Washington Post noted how the addition of music, television, and eventually WiFi to exercise equipment during the 1990s and 2000s… Read more »

The Psychology of Cheating in Sports

There’s a long history of athletes who have cheated. The examples are so rampant that it’s difficult to even summarize the presence of cheating in sports. Three of the major American professional sports have been impacted. Major League Baseball saw the Black Sox Scandal in the early part of the 20th century, and in the… Read more »

Blowing the Whistle on Home Field Advantage

It’s easy to believe in the power of home field advantage. Teams regularly avoid resting their stars later in the season when jockeying for playoff seeding just to earn the right to play in front of their home fans. Look at football, where the term “12th man” has emerged to describe how fans act like… Read more »

The Rundown on Different Types of Running

Runners looking to enhance their skill and reduce their risk of injury have some difficult decisions to make. After all, up to 79% of distance runners experience one injury or more per year, based on a literature review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. From training regimens to the proper footwear, it’s tricky… Read more »

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

In the general public, there can be confusion over anaerobic vs. aerobic exercise. Often, the discussion surrounds which form of exercise is better for weight loss or overall fitness. While there are important differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise, both are important. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), adults should… Read more »