2015’s Top Ten Most Read Posts


Do you really need to drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated? This physiology question intrigued the most readers, coming in as the most-viewed I Spy Physiology post for 2015. Exercise came in next, followed by cardiovascular health. Here are the top 10 posts for this year. Rankings are based on the number of views each post received. The metric is imperfect—posts published earlier in the year had more time to accumulate views, and views from the main page weren’t counted—but it’s a fun way to see what physiology topics caught your attention. The blog is not a year old yet, and we had a good showing already. Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more physiology in 2016!

1) Water: Can You Get Too Much of a Good Thing?

2) Feeling Lightheaded after Exercise? Use the Heart in Your Legs!

3) Can You Work Off Depression with a Workout?

4) How Long Can You Hold Your Breath? The Dangers of Freediving

5) Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Don’t Forget About the ‘Hidden’ Benefits of Exercise

6) Keep Bones Strong by Making Workouts a Priority

7) Get a Grip: What Grip Strength Can Tell Us about the Cardiovascular System

8) Could Fresh Breath Cause High Blood Pressure?

9) Look to the Sky for Lessons in High Blood Sugar

10) What Makes You Move?


Maggie KuoMaggie Kuo, PhD, is the former Communications and Social Media Coordinator for APS. Catch more of her writing in the Careers Section of Science Magazine.

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