Rock N Roll Marathon – Race Announcement 2021

The head of the Rock N Roll Marathon Series shared an announcement across social media with an update on how they’re approaching races in 2021. It wasn’t a specific, definitive strategy for guaranteed races. It didn’t include any updates or details on marathons or triathlons. But it was clear and honest and made me feel like we’re on the same page. Andrew Messick is the CEO of The IRONMAN Group – the Rock N Roll Marathon Series is part of the company. ‘RnR’ as it’s often called is a huge…

Unlocking the mystery behind skeletal aging — ScienceDaily

Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry have identified the role a critical enzyme plays in skeletal aging and bone loss, putting them one step closer to understanding the complex biological mechanisms that lead to osteoporosis, the bone disease that afflicts some 200 million people worldwide. The findings from their study in mice, published online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, could hold an important key to developing more effective treatments for osteoporosis and improving the lives of an aging population, they say. Cells in the bone marrow known as…

New discovery from team at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University could lead to metabolic disease therapies — ScienceDaily

Metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, have risen to epidemic proportions in the U.S. and occur in about 30 percent of the population. Skeletal muscle plays a prominent role in controlling the body’s glucose levels, which is important for the development of metabolic diseases like diabetes. In a recent study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have found that skeletal muscle significantly affects how the body stores and metabolizes fat. In…

The body produces new satiety factor during prolonged exercise — ScienceDaily

A drug that helps us to eat less could help the more than 650 million people around the world who live with obesity. One of the emerging drug candidates that interest researchers is the hormone GDF15 that, when given to rodents, lowers their appetite and body weight. New research from the University of Copenhagen finds that the body produces large amounts GDF15 during extended bouts of vigorous exercise, presumably as a physiological stress signal. This finding highlights central differences between GDF15 given as a drug (pharmacology), and GDF15 released naturally…

Findings among children in Amazonian Ecuador offer insights into relative importance of diet vs. energy expenditure for rise in obesity — ScienceDaily

Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic. “The importance of a poor diet versus low energy expenditure on the development of childhood obesity remains unclear,” said Samuel Urlacher, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology at Baylor University, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar and lead author of the study. “Using gold-standard measures of energy expenditure, we show…

How to Become a Certified Nutritionist or Wellness Coach

Table of Contents[Hide][Show] If you’re like me, nutrition has become a big part of your life. It literally changed my health! Becoming so passionate about something can easily make you think of doing more with your interest. Have you wondered about doing a nutrition program or getting nutrition education so that you can start a career in wellness? I’ve rounded up some of the best fully online programs that you could use to launch a career in wellness. Doing your own research is important, but this should get you started…

People with prediabetes, whose blood sugar levels are higher than normal, may have an increased risk of cognitive decline and vascular dementia, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. — ScienceDaily

For the study, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, researchers analysed data from the UK Biobank of 500,000 people aged 58 years on average, and found that people with higher than normal blood sugar levels were 42% more likely to experience cognitive decline over an average of four years, and were 54% more likely to develop vascular dementia over an average of eight years (although absolute rates of both cognitive decline and dementia were low). The associations remained true after other influential factors had been taken into account…

Funny Valentine’s Day for Runners – Share to Instagram, Facebook or TikTok!

Share these Funny Valentine’s Day Posts with your Running Buddies and Followers on social media! Here’s a round up of the best Valentine’s Day posts, memes and e-cards you can send to your BRF (best running friend). Enjoy! If you need a tutorial on how to save and share these images and memes – scroll to the bottom of this post. I’m sharing the step by step guide to save and share. Directions: You’re welcome to post and share these images just credit or Tag @RunEatRepeat on Instagram  OR  RunEatRepeat.com…

More deaths in England and Scotland may be due to obesity and excess body fat than smoking — ScienceDaily

Obesity and excess body fat may have contributed to more deaths in England and Scotland than smoking since 2014, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Between 2003 and 2017 the percentage of deaths attributable to smoking are calculated to have decreased from 23.1% to 19.4% while deaths attributable to obesity and excess body fat are calculated to have increased from 17.9% to 23.1%. The authors estimate that deaths attributable to obesity and excess body fat overtook those attributable to smoking in 2014. Jill Pell,…

‘Gamechanger’ drug for treating obesity cuts body weight by 20 percent — ScienceDaily

One third (35%) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth (greater than or equal to 20%) of their total body weight, according to a major global study involving UCL researchers. The findings from the large-scale international trial, published today in the New England Journal for Medicine, are being hailed as a “gamechanger” for improving the health of people with obesity and could play a major part in helping the UK to reduce the impact of diseases, such as COVID-19. The drug, semaglutide, works…