Wellness trends often rely on catchy jargon, complex methods for optimizing health and fitness, and unsustainable practices. Our health columnist believes that simpler is usually better when it comes to developing a routine.

Our basic biology can steer us toward bad habits and compulsive behavior. Overcoming these pitfalls requires effort and discipline.

Rethink your approach to work, fitness, and process as you head into the new year

Activities such as lifting weights, hiking, or even woodworking teach us humility and keep us grounded in reality

In this excerpt from his new book ‘The Practice of Groundedness,’ our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg gives concrete steps to integrate exercise into your daily life

In this excerpt from his new book ‘The Practice of Groundedness,’ our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg explains how ritualizing exercise benefits your brain and body

What this Olympic moment can teach all of us about mental health

They’re deceptively straightforward, but if you can follow them, you’ll see the benefits

And what happens to your brain when you finally nail it

Constant adaptation is the key to lifelong endurance

How to embrace tough situations and use them in your favor

Habits and tips to help you get through anything

Expert advice for getting through the winter with COVID-19 as bad as it has ever been

2020 is over, but your life probably hasn't changed much. Here's how to maintain a fresh start.

Most of us yearn for more freedom, but structure is key to performance

Fatigue, writes our columnist, comes in two very different flavors, and fixing each requires a completely different approach

How self-determination theory can help you survive the long, drawn-out pandemic

New research says yes. Fortunately, there's something we can do about it.

Having a solid routine is more important than ever

Tricks to making your home workout as easy—and productive—as possible

The United States leads the world in spending for health and fitness but still ranks lowest in measurements of actual health. How do we break the cycle?

Or why you don't have to get up at 4 A.M. to perform a two-hour ritual of self-care

17 of the year's best pieces from our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg

Our wellness columnist on his favorite books of the year

There's no silver bullet, but these useful practices will help you keep training

A modest proposal that, at the very least, will make your community better

The quality of your habits determines the quality of your life. Here's your step-by-step guide.

A new meta-study, which followed 267,000 people, sheds a few answers

An expert's guide to sticking it out through pain and suffering

Hint: it's about introducing just the right amount of chaos

The new program, called Kurbo, could encourage dangerous habits for young people

Nine athletes share the phrases they tell themselves to reach peak performance

You can't force your way to healthy habits

Often it's more important to recognize how you channel your energy than to be "on" all the time

A new book argues that specialization—in sport and life—is overrated

Society has primed us to care about ego and status. Here's how to get past that.

When it comes to spending time outside, the best app is usually no app. But there are a few notable exceptions.

The Twitter CEO only eats between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. You definitely should not emulate his habits.

Nearly everything people think is true about living their best life is wrong

A new book shows you how to get into the mindset that leads to mastery and peak performance

Studies show that your emotions spread further than you think

It's time to take the Marie Kondo approach to your time

Trying really hard works—and then it gets in your way

Keep it simple. Consistency is key. Get out of your own way.

There's a fine line between dialing back exercise during the holidays and losing your fitness altogether

There's a lot to learn about the good life from sommeliers and hot-air-balloon pilots

It's never a bad time to re-evaluate your digital addiction

The government just released new fitness guidelines, which we boiled down to a single, simple mantra

Success in sports or at work is almost never about a single monumental shift

What if striving to be great is what's holding you back?

These baby carriers will keep the whole family happy in nature

On the harder-to-measure benefits of age and experience

Struggles with anxiety and depression can affect anyone—even the greatest performers in sports

Rarely will you find a fitness tip that is equally applicable to all areas of your life

It's not just running. Two new studies confirm that weightlifting provides a similar boost to mental health.

Summiting the world's tallest peak puts humans through some of the most extreme conditions on the planet

Turns out, even if you don't play basketball, you can learn a lot from the sport and its athletes

It used to be that we all slowed down with time. Not anymore.

The less you worry about making mistakes, the better you’ll perform

Sometimes, when it comes to making progress it's the smartest choice you can make.

To get the most from your performance, you have to accept the unpleasant—and keep pushing

Our columnist literally wrote the book on peak performance, but he had to reconsider everything after an unexpected battle with mental illness

Eight life lessons from one of America's best marathoners

It may be the key to happiness and sustainable performance

New research finds that performance varies drastically based on the time of day

As ultra-endurance athlete and self-improvement guru Rich Roll says, "Mood follows action." In other words: Don't think. Do.

The most important rules to grow your body and mind

Science is a slow-moving process. Don't fixate on bright-shiny objects at the expense of a few fundamental truths.

Follow the lead of elite athletes and use the science of motivation to perform at your best

Whether you're trying to qualify for Boston or just see improvement, these principles will get you there

Ignore the urge to post a heroic effort and focus instead on the daily grind of steady improvement

It's tough to maintain performance and well-being all the time. When the going gets tough, following these tips can help.

Nine life lessons from the ultra-endurance athlete and self-improvement guru