Peek At Science: 2023 September 19

Quantum Biology

Peek At Science: 2023 September 19

Your environment determines what goes on inside. That includes the environment you create yourself. Your choice in sports is part of that environment creation. Do you think there are different adaptations depending on the sport you select?

The Tortoise and the Hare

Distance running requires a high absolute oxygen consumption, while for a breath-hold diver the opposite is preferable. We compared physiological exercise parameters and mitochondrial function in a competitive triathlete with those seen in an accomplished breath-hold diver and notice some remarkable differences, possibly explaining why both have become successful.

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Further Reading

Lundberg, Jon O. et al. “The Tortoise and the Hare” Science & Society, Vol. 34 (6), pp. 317-318, 2023.

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