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Tim Peake Beat The Record For Running A Marathon In Space

The London Marathon was held on April 24, and among its runners? Astronaut Tim Peake, orbiting above the Earth on the International Space Station, and he set the world(?) record for running a marathon in space.


Look At The Graceful Path Of An Attack Helicopter As It Spits Fire

Image Cache: This is what a US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter looks like from a distance as it strafes the night sky: A graceful curve of light with only arcs of sparks to reveal that it’s actually spewing ammunition.


Lower Levels Of Fat Hormones May Contribute To Runner's High

Fat cells secrete the hormone leptin as a means of signalling the brain when we’re full after eating. But new research indicates that leptin may also play a role in motivating us to exercise as well — possibly contributing to the phenomenon of “runner’s high”.


This 45-Degree Treadmill Just Revealed Something Fascinating About Running Extreme Inclines

Standard treadmills only reach a maximum incline of around 9 degrees. But this one, developed by a team of physiologists at the University of Colorado Boulder, goes all the way to 45 degrees. The unique contraption is providing some insights into the best strategies for extreme uphill running.


 This Exercise Bike Turns Cycling Into A VR Racing Game

Working out can be a drag, especially if your only means of entertainment is an awful juicer informercial on five of the 10 gym TVs. But thanks to virtual reality, you can soon exercise your way through a video game — and starting today, you can preorder a VR-ready bike that lets you do exactly that.


How Much Do You Have To Work Out To Burn Off The Junk Food You Eat?

If you want to be remotely healthy, don’t eat junk food. It’s that simple. Because it’s really not worth it (oh but it is, sometimes) when you try to burn off all those bad kilojoules you just ate. Think about the exercise! Think about the weights! Think about the cardio! Think about all that when you’re about to eat a Big Mac and Fries because you need about an hour and a half of cardio or two hours of weights to whip that out your system.


British Astronaut Tim Peake Is Going To Run A Marathon In Space

The British astronaut Tim Peake clearly likes a challenge. Not content with merely heading into space on December 15, he’s also agreed to run a marathon aboard the International Space Station.


Strava Insights Lets You See How The World Runs And Cycles

Since Strava burst on to the fitness scene to track runs and rides, it’s collected an extraordinary amount of data — so much, in fact, that it even sells it to city planners. Now, it’s launched a new website called Insights that lets you explore how the entire world runs and cycles.


The History Of The Treadmill Reveals That It Was Basically A Torture Device

The treadmill is a time stopping torture machine that was made to remind us all of how we’ll never be in as good a shape as we want to be and how we’ll never be even half way good at estimating how many minutes have passed. And it’s ok because treadmills were basically made to exploit and torture prisoners into providing labour and power mills.


Want To Avoid Erectile Dysfunction? Try Getting Regular Exercise

A number of studies have suggested that physically active men have lower rates of erectile dysfunction than couch potatoes, but all of them relied on people being honest about the amount they exercised. A new study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine checked those results by measuring how much their subjects actually moved.


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