Tag: human endurance

Did you gain weight while marathon training? Read this to find out why.

Did you gain weight while marathon training? Read this to find out why. Training for half and full marathons is common in the spring, summer and fall.   One of the side effects of this is weight gain which is often unexpected due to the amount of calories expended while training. Science is now beginning to understand how and what the body does to adapt to increased exercise according to a recent NY Times article. Apparently, regular high level exercise causes the body to become more efficient, and as a result, burn fewer calories when running. Check out the article below Read More »

Human endurance and long distance running may depend on a gene mutation that happened millions of years ago.

  Human endurance and long distance running may depend on a gene mutation that happened millions of years ago. The more we understand the human genome, the more we understand why humans have certain abilities.  According to Smithsonian magazine, the ability to run long distances and have the types of endurance humans and certain other animals have may be due to a gene mutation that happened two to three million years ago. The gene, known as CMAH, according to Popular Science’s Jillian Mock may be responsible for human endurance.  A  new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Academy B Read More »