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Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson writes about the science of fitness, exercise, and health. A former national-team distance runner and postdoctoral physicist, he is the author of the 2018 book Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. He is also a contributing editor at Outside magazine.

Years in Journalism

13

Years at The Globe and Mail

10

Education

Ph.D., University of Cambridge

M.S., Journalism, Columbia University

B.Sc., Honours, Physics, McGill University

Honours & Awards

National Newspaper Award (Canada)

National Magazine Award, silver (Canada)

National Magazine Award (U.S.)

Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Writing

Latest articles
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Yes, hot yoga is awesome. Science says so
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How running gait increases injury risk
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The surprising science behind why ‘easy days’ and ‘hard days’ make a difference in your workout
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New research casts doubt on idea that extreme exercise weakens immune system Alex Hutchinson
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Sports supplements can be useful, but should be approached with caution Alex Hutchinson
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Can a regular running routine replace antidepressants?
Why treating runner’s knee can be a simple fix Alex Hutchinson
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Diet wars: How low-carb and low-fat weight-loss schemes are based on the same homespun wisdom
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Holding your breath during training can improve performance
FITNESS
Could overdressing during your run improve performance?
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How top athletes dip into usually inaccessible reserves of strength and endurance
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Grab life by the poles: Science says you should take up cross-country skiing
THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Is chronic mouthwash use endangering your beneficial bacteria?
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The hottest themes in fitness research for 2018 Alex Hutchinson
THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Starting rehab early can speed recovery from muscle injuries: study
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In his new book, Jonathan Beverly explores what masters athletes know about healthy aging
REUTERS