July 19, 2021
A new study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) found first time fishing participants climbed to 4.4 million in 2020, a surge of 42 percent year-over-year. SGMedia
July 14, 2021
When Tom Heinbockel decided to make himself into an experiment, he didn’t expect the results to change the way he looked at hiking. He certainly didn’t expect it to change his health for the worse. Outside
July 2, 2021
Weed isn't going to help you win the Olympic Gold. One of America’s top sprinters, Sha’Carri Richardson, won the women’s 100-meter event at the U.S. track and field trials in June. She was set to make her Olympic debut in Tokyo this month, but tested positive for marijuana following her...
June 29, 2021
Employee wellness programs neither make workers healthier nor save companies money, says new research out of Harvard and the University of Chicago. Inc.
June 16, 2021
A recent study released by the National Ski Areas Association said that some 59 million people visited U.S. resorts. The study also noted that small to medium-sized resorts (town mountains and lesser known resorts) had great years, as more skiers and riders chose to ride their local hills more often than...
June 16, 2021
According to a new study of exercise and Medicare claims. It finds that people who start to exercise before or during middle age typically save anywhere from $824 to $1,874 annually on health care costs after retirement, and the earlier they start their workouts, the greater those savings can be....
June 9, 2021
a fascinating new study of more than 650 men and women suggests that the levels of certain proteins in our bloodstreams might foretell whether and how we will respond to various exercise regimens. NYT (paywall)
May 26, 2021
Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found. New York Times
May 26, 2021
Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force test results revealed that 21% of samples indicated high bacteria levels that exceed water quality criteria, or Beach Action Values, set by each state to protect public health in recreational waters. Shop Eat Surf
May 24, 2021
Pattern, a global e-commerce research company, analyzed market demand for outdoor and camping supplies from 2019 through March 2021. Among its findings, monthly demand for camping gear, overall (tents, lanterns, backpacks, camp stoves) is up 25 percent compared to the same period in 2020, and the category is up 86 percent...
May 19, 2021
Despite climbing gas prices, consumers are eager to travel. Millions are expected to hit the road at the end of this month. New data from Kampgrounds of America’s May edition of the Monthly Research Report shows an estimated 18 million households will kick off their summer camping season over Memorial Day...
March 24, 2021
Can wearable technologies help improve healthcare? 10K participants given free Fitbit devices for research program
A research study is providing 10,000 Fitbit devices to select participants in hopes of learning how wearable technologies can accelerate precision medicine and better inform and improve healthcare. 8NewsNow
March 23, 2021
A pair of studies published this month found that women tend to burn more fat than men during exercise, and athletes with better cardio endurance of all genders burn more fat than their less fit peers. Insider
February 17, 2021
Almost one in five people lack the protein α-aktinin-3 in their muscle fiber. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that more of the skeletal muscle of these individuals comprises slow-twitch muscle fibers, which are more durable and energy-efficient and provide better tolerance to low temperatures than fast-twitch muscle fibers....
February 12, 2021
2020 saw big changes in the hiking world. With gyms closed early on in the pandemic, and social distancing in order around the globe, hiking saw bumps in the number of hikes, the number of users recording hikes, and hikes per user. The number of logged hikes was up 171.36%...
February 10, 2021
Forthcoming reports from Outdoor Foundation and Outdoor Industry Association to provide unprecedented insight Into trends in outdoor participation. SNEWS
February 10, 2021
The Warrior Watch Study observed the primary biometric signal - heart rate variability (HRV) - which is a key indicator of strain on a person’s nervous system, combined with information around reported symptoms associated with COVID-19. TechCrunch
February 8, 2021
To determine which areas prioritize residents’ well-being, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the most populated U.S. cities across 44 key indicators of good health. Our data set ranges from the cost of a medical visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to COVID-19 cases. WalletHub
December 16, 2020
Strava reviewed data from more than 73 million users in 2020 for their year-end-report and found that despite working from home, social distancing and shelter-in-place restrictions, the virtual community became stronger than ever. ESPN
December 14, 2020
You've probably heard people say some athletes have "the right genes" for running, but it turns out that's not very accurate. Canadian Running
December 2, 2020
Walking for at least 11 minutes a day could lessen the undesirable health consequences of sitting for hours and hours, according to a new study of the ways in which both inactivity and exercise influence how long we live. Findings reveal that those who were the most sedentary faced a...