Health reporting often focuses on breakthroughs, but scientific research progresses in gradual increments. Here’s a look back at five stories Jockology has covered in the past two years, with an update on the progress of related research since then
Dec 21, 2014
A new U.S. study shows that regular exercise lowers the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s by as much as 40 per cent – an indication that the disease’s progression is not unchangeable.
Dec 07, 2014
Studies have shown that working out boosts your immune system, but overdoing it at the gym actually makes things worse. So how much – and how hard – is best?
Nov 23, 2014
The science of mindfulness has shown that people can train their brains to perform better
Nov 09, 2014
What do we do with the end of our lives?
Nov 07, 2014
A new study bolsters the theory that exercise can combat the root causes of depression – though, in neurobiological terms, ‘we actually still don’t know what depression is’
Oct 26, 2014
Studies of masters athletes are reshaping our understanding of how much decline is inevitable, why it happens and how you can prevent it
Oct 19, 2014
New research is rewriting our understanding of how nature and nurture interact
Sep 21, 2014
Sleek-legged riders have been vindicated as new wind-tunnel research disputes belief that opting to go hairless is simply for style
Sep 07, 2014
Studies suggest there is merit in drinking salty water – a teaspoon per litre – before a long run
Jul 27, 2014
Alex Hutchinson writes about the science of fitness and exercise. A former national-team distance runner and postdoctoral physicist, he is the author of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. He is also a senior editor at Canadian Running magazine, a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics, and blogs at