Medical research

New data outline positive effects of endurance exercise training

Treadmill training, a form of endurance exercise, was found to be highly effective "with robust improvements in skeletal muscle citrate synthase activity in as little as [one to two] weeks, and improvements in maximum run ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How to jump-start your workout

Many people promise to exercise more in the new year, but jump-starting your workout routine can be challenging if you've been sitting on the couch for a while. It can seem like a daunting task.


Novel insights into how muscles change during endurance training

The more we exercise our endurance, the fitter we become—and so do our muscles. They adapt to the load and are able to perform better for a longer period of time. A research team at the University of Basel has now uncovered ...


Do genes determine whether you can be an endurance athlete?

For some of us, no matter how consistently we train, running never seems to get any easier—while others appear to be naturally gifted and can run for miles with ease. Part of this comes down to factors such as the kind ...

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Endurance (also called Sufferance, Stamina, or Durability) is the ability for a human or animal to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue. In humans, it is usually used in aerobic or anaerobic exercise. The definition of 'long' varies according to the type of exertion - minutes for high intensity anaerobic exercise, hours or days for low intensity aerobic exercise. Training for endurance can have a negative impact on the ability to exert strength unless an individual also undertakes resistance training to counteract this effect.

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