Scientists Say ‘Runner’s High’ is Like a Marijuana High

That happy, invincible feeling you get when you’re floating through the air at the peak of a workout? You’ve probably heard that it’s something called endorphins that your body produced during prolonged exercise. That idea, which has been around since the ’80s, is based on the theory that these chemicals interact with receptors in the … Read more

Do You Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps Per Day?

If you’ve recently invested in a fitness tracker of some description, you’re probably familiar with nagging messages reminding you to take 10,000 steps per day. But where does this ballpark figure come from, and is it an accurate measure of how much activity we need to get through each day to stay healthy? As Benjamin … Read more

adidas Running Launches Ultra BOOST Performance Shoe

The running arm of sportswear leviathan adidas now reveals the latest in its line of performance-enhancing footwear. Dubbed Ultra BOOST, the running shoe picks up where its Pure BOOST predecessor left off, combining the sole unit’s high energy return with adidas’s patent Primeknit uppers for precision fit and stability. Designed to adapt to all surfaces and provide an … Read more