Strava and other technologies could be fuelling exercise addiction in cyclists

New study has found that endurance athletes using connected health technologies and social media have an increased risk of addiction

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New research has shown that endurance athletes using technology and social media to log and record their training are more at risk of becoming addicted to exercise.

The study looked at cyclists as well as runners and triathletes, who used platforms such as Strava and fitness trackers.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.