Health and wellness are the foundations for great outdoor adventures. Outside's expert writers cover the latest in nutrition, fitness, training, and exercise.
A rigorous new study finds small changes in heart rate and subjective feelings of recovery. Do they matter?
While plant-based meats may sound like a no-brainer for your health, athletes need to read the fine print
A new study of athletic career trajectories finds that early success is less meaningful than you’d think
The Under Armour HOVR Phantom 3 SE keeps its high-energy return DNA intact while taking comfort to the next level
We often focus so much of our stretching on our legs, but athletes need to focus just as much time and energy on their upper body
Researchers assess the potential benefits—and downsides—of the hundreds of bioactive compounds in your morning brew
Vitamin B12 is an important player in keeping your engine running and your energy levels up. Find out which foods can increase your intake naturally.
Find out how you can achieve your fitness goals and raise money for blood cancer patients and families at the same time
Find essential electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium in everyday fruits
Here’s what the experts say
A trainer breaks down her go-to moves to maintain healthy hip abduction
CEOs often brag about clocking only a few hours of shut-eye a night. But is that really all you need for optimal functioning? We asked the experts.
When it comes to your recovery, you’re likely neglecting this section of your spine. Here’s how to offer it some relief.
Healthy human snacks don’t always translate well for pups. Veterinarian Dr. Heather Berst, MA, VMD, shares what treats are okay—and which should be avoided.
Tramadol has a long history of suspected abuse among cyclists, and now there’s enough data to put it on WADA’s banned list
It’s time to integrate these trainer-approved exercises into your recovery regimen
Sports scientists weigh in on the trends that will keep the PRs coming
They’re all over your social media feeds, but do they actually work? We turned to a pharmacist and dietician for answers.
With these moves, you'll hit the slopes feeling strong and powerful
How diaphragmatic breathing practices and other non-pharmaceutical options can help ease your queasy stomach
With no weights required, you can do this workout anywhere
They don’t necessarily save energy, but a new study suggests they might save your legs
How to worry less and feel more like yourself
To optimize your health or supercharge your training, you sometimes need to look beyond the lab
After seeing more and more people join in on this outdoor fitness craze, I decided to try it for 30 days
You may want to reframe how you think about that discomfort
There are both healthy and harmful ways to get away from it all, psychologists point out
Same stretch. Less discomfort.
I have ADHD, occasional anxiety, and my sleep schedule sucked. After a four-month experiment, I found the antidote to my problems was right outside my front door.
Fine-tune your muscle imbalances with this workout finisher series from physical therapist assistant and personal trainer Lee Welton
Balancing training intensity, rest, and nutrition can help your body bounce back faster, reduce soreness, and improve overall performance
Because social media has nothing on science
She knew she was going to be the best triathlete in the world one day. But first she had to learn to swim.
And three stretches to do right now
It’s time to perfect your squat form. By avoiding these errors, you’ll finally be able to do just that.
The scientific evidence is overwhelmingly clear: spending time outdoors boosts your brain function. So what are you waiting for?
How concerned should we be about heavy metals in our favorite beverages?
The latest research suggests that muscle oxygen can detect exercise thresholds, with no blood required
We know meditation and visualization exercises benefit our mental health. Could they also support our physical bodies?
These movements will help you build functional leg strength
The features include new metrics for cyclists, improved cellular access data for hikers, and mood tracking for wellness enthusiasts
Scientists consider the latest spikes, individual variability, and the pros and cons of training in racing shoes
Instead of berating yourself for wasting away your time, focus your energy on these three key benefits
These science-backed hacks can help you lower your stress levels almost instantly
Physicians and researchers weigh in on the benefits and disadvantages of having hypermobile joints
Kelly Murray, a certified pediatric and adult sleep consultant, shares what you need to know about this common habit
It’s a bit simpler than you might think
A certified personal trainer breaks down what you actually need to know about lifting and running
Scientists reconsider the assumption that it only helps strength and power athletes
Because of all the gear you buy for your rides, your helmet may be the most important
The sport sweeping the country taught me how to feel like a kid again