Topic: Sports & Fitness

January 24, 2011 Gait & Longevity - Walking speed is a good indicator of overall health in older adults.
September 23, 2010 Exercising Illness - A listener asks: can exercise stave off illness?
September 15, 2010 Muscle Memory - Exercising when you're young may help your muscles bounce back later in life.
September 10, 2010 Podcast - FLU SEASON: Can exercise help stave off illness? Changes to the seasonal flu vaccine, bacterial surprises, and better ways to purify water in developing countries. Also: did life originate between mica sheets?
April 2, 2010 Podcast - Contact lenses that could treat glaucoma, and could you get more out of a 20-minute workout than a 4-hour one? Also, a nose for identification, and why we can't smell deadly carbon monoxide gas.
March 31, 2010 High Intensity Workouts - A few short bursts of high-intensity exercise may be more effective than hours of conventional training.
December 23, 2009 Running Monkeys - Vigorous exercise helps monkeys avoid symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
November 25, 2009 Sprinter Feet - Elite sprinters may be helped by atypical foot anatomy.
May 28, 2009 Looming Sounds - Being in good physical condition could actually be detrimental to your hearing.
May 22, 2009 Podcast - HEARING & SOUND: Why hyenas are anything but funny. Can animals dance to a beat? Using sound to save the whales. And physical fitness worsens hearing, but estrogen improves it.
March 30, 2009 Addiction & Parkinson’s - Parkinson's disease and addiction overlap in surprising ways.
December 19, 2008 Podcast - BREATHING: Why it's harder to breathe at high altitudes, asthma and your birthdate, and more.
December 18, 2008 Mountain High - Have you ever been to a high altitude and found yourself gasping for breath? One listener asked why that happens.
December 12, 2008 Podcast - EXERCISE & SLEEP: how our brains fall asleep, active women need sleep to fight cancer, and the brain benefits of exercise.
Stem Cell Roundup - Getting on the treadmill could help keep you smart.
December 11, 2008 Sleep & Cancer - Researchers have discovered that the anti-cancer benefits of exercise can be reversed in younger women if they don't get enough sleep.
November 7, 2008 Podcast - Sled dogs defy fatigue, inside the musician's brain, fooling a GPS system, and more.
October 21, 2008 Sled Dog Endurance - Champions of endurance, sled dogs can run for over a thousand miles without fatigue.
August 21, 2008 Antikythera Mechanism - An ancient astronomical calculator had a dedicated calendar for the Olympics and other games.
August 7, 2008 Sprinters’ Advantage - An Olympic sprinter's proximity to the starter's gun could influence the outcome of a race.
March 27, 2008 Fastest Swimsuit - NASA, Speedo, and other engineers team up to beat last year's superfast swimsuit.
August 31, 2006 Brain Workout - A listener asks: Do you get dumber when you exercise?
July 6, 2006 Offensive Chants - Scientists are developing new ways to keep sports fans from getting out of hand.
October 8, 2004 Walking Roundup - Moderate exercise helps lower the risk of mental impairment in older people.
November 28, 2003 Brain-Body Roundup - Thinking about exercise builds bigger muscles, and exercising improves mental health.
November 14, 2003 Genes Roundup - Delaying breast cancer with exercise and weight control, and genes associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
September 26, 2003 Fitness Roundup - Exercise equipment that looks like comfortable furniture, and technology that cuts the boring parts out of sports broadcasts.
June 27, 2003 Happiness Roundup - Older people accentuate the positive, and exercise boosts mood in disabled people.
March 14, 2003 Weight Loss Roundup - Just a little daily exercise can prevent weight gain, eating more protein helps dieters, and obesity should not be seen as a personal failing.
February 18, 2003 Genetic Enhancement - Genetic enhancement can help cure disease, but could also improve athletic performance
January 10, 2003 Healthy Living Roundup - Big portions make us eat more, inactivity is worse than overweight, and exercising to music boosts lung fitness.
May 20, 2002 Exercise Drug - Discovery of the biochemical pathway by which muscles respond to exercise
December 4, 2001 Breast Cancer and Exercise - Exercise can cut the risk of breast cancer later in life