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...
November 27, 2020
A study from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center indicated something counterintuitive: experience doesn't always correspond with safety. The new study suggests that when it comes to slides, the newbies won’t be the only problem this year - it’s experienced backcountry users - and COVID-19 might be one reason why. Outside
November 23, 2020
A new study at iScience shows how oxygen levels change at Everest’s highest elevation depending on air pressure, and with warmer summers the air pressure will be higher, meaning more oxygen should be available near the summit. The increase in oxygen is expected to be “physiologically relevant” for climbers attempting...
November 10, 2020
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its annual report that lays out the importance of the outdoor recreation economy in hard data. Find out about the results on SNEWS.
October 14, 2020
In collaboration with outdoor adventure experience site 57Hours, a recent SNEWS survey asked readers just one question: Have you ever encountered a climbing route name that you consider to be racist, sexist, discriminatory, or otherwise offensive? Find out what the results are from Adventure Online.
October 1, 2020
Researchers from the University of Georgia found that single-layer gaiters provided a 77% average reduction in respiratory droplets versus no face covering at all. Two-layer masks just edged them out at 81%. However, multi-layer gaiters were the big winners with a 96% reduction. Read more on Gear Patrol.
October 1, 2020
Woodruff, Finsterwald Take the Top Step at the Inaugural Pikes Peak APEX in Colorado Springs - The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox was held last week on Sept. 24-27, where strict COVID-19 safety measures were in place to pull off one of the few mountain bike races to be...