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Inundated by text messages, one millennial decided to exclusively converse through this more classic form of communication

How to embrace tough situations and use them in your favor

Why Apple’s CEO wants to make health and wellness the company’s greatest legacy

My partner and I use the LuxFit daily

Habits and tips to help you get through anything

Forget the fancy wearables and complicated training plans. We're going back to the basics on fueling, movement, and recovery. 

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

A journalist's efforts at reinvention reveal a surprising truth: developing new abilities is one of the most life-enhancing things we can do

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

We asked a range of experts how they see things shaking out during a very challenging time

One of our editors is ready to declare this slightly effervescent libation as the perfect sports pick-me-up

In an extended interview for the Outside Podcast, the CEO talks about the ways technology can help us lead healthier lives and the benefits we get from ignoring our screens

Apple's CEO says technology can help us lead healthier, more balanced lives—but we also need to learn how to ignore our screens

Dubious about the hyped-up claims of many skin-care products, one editor tried the popular Aztec Secret face mask. Now it's part of her weekly routine.

Five items that made our lives easier, from a neck-saving pillow to an acupuncture set

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

Work life got turned upside down this year, and many people are just thankful they have any job at all. But some companies have gone above and beyond to not just survive, but thrive.

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Elite athletes Kai Lightner and Beth Rodden endured similar challenges. Now they want to help change the culture of the sport.

Flowing through a simple set of movements can help calm your nervous system down

Bouldering psychotherapy is gaining traction because the sport is unique in its easy access and ability to draw out emotions

Journalist James Nestor explains how humans started breathing wrong—and why relearning this lost art is so transformative

One Outside editor added acupressure to her quiver of remedies for her mild scoliosis. It worked better than she thought it would.

Updated guidelines write a prescription for exercise that may be just as important as traditional cancer treatments for maintaining—and regaining—your health

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

Satya Yoga, the nation's first yoga teacher training program for people of color, is trying to change who's leading yoga classes—which will also affect who participates

Always a fitful sleeper, one editor discovered Howard Leight earplugs a decade ago. It's still the only brand she uses to avoid restless nights.

The pandemic is prompting activity-tracking companies to pivot from personal to public health

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

Learn how to kick-start the habit of daily movement with our free ten-day email course

Trying to improve your sleep quality? Get back to nature.

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The science is clear—time spent fishing can lower stress, make you smarter, and lift your mood

When excruciating ankle pain threatened to sideline her ski season, one of our hard-charging editors tried Lazarus Naturals' CBD balm as a last resort. It worked—even though she still doesn't know how.

How a dog and a fly rod can be the perfect prescription

Many of us have long dismissed this gentle, approachable activity for more adrenaline-pumping forms of exercise. We've been missing out—big-time.

'Hydrotherapy,' from Friction Collective, highlights the benefits of cold-water swimming

Photographer Ben Moon spent much of his twenties living in a van and climbing by the ocean, but at 29, he was diagnosed with cancer

Nestled in Chattahoochee Hills southwest of Atlanta, the Serenbe community is designed to deliver everybody's favorite buzzword: wellness. You can't argue with the gourmet wine dinners, leafy walking trails, and goat yoga, but be aware that Paradise doesn't come cheap.

Doctors take an oath to do no harm. But in her book, 'Sex Matters,' emergency medicine physician Alyson McGregor explains how doctors are unintentionally harming women by practicing a model of medicine based on men.

After a monthslong search, a buckwheat-filled pillow helped one editor finally sleep comfortably

Zwift, track workouts, and more keep 47-year-old Jon Brown ready for next winter

Having a solid routine is more important than ever

They're not more tired than the rest of us, according to a new study—they're just better at sleeping

It's fair to be skeptical of instant coffee. But after tasting Laird Instafuel, even one of our coffee-snob editors has been converted.

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Learn to quiet your mind to improve your day, your night, and your game

Many male athletes struggle with eating disorders. By sharing his personal experience, Lightner hopes to let others know they are not alone.

Walking is a challenge for Duncan Booth—it's awkward and uncomfortable—but when he hops on an e-bike, everything changes

The American Mountain Guides Association published tips on how outdoor professionals can use "psychological first aid" to stay mentally healthy during these challenging times. But the advice is useful for all of us during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

During the pandemic, everything happens on video chat—including exercising with strangers from the comfort of your home

Nick Giacomini went from being a Bay Area burnout to a yoga celebrity. His career is also a window into long-standing debates about yoga and cultural appropriation in the U.S.

Sitting all day wreaks havoc on the body. Here's how to reset and recenter.

Turning to technology may be the best way to get a workout in as we continue to practice social distancing

Products and companies offering a quick and easy immunity boost aren't going to help, but these three everyday practices might

When the long-running TV game show relaunched in January, it promised a kinder, gentler version suited for the current health climate. It didn't deliver.

Men suffer higher rates of suicide and drug abuse than women. Many are anxious and lonely—and, as a result, they’re all too often angry and violent. Wilderness Collective thinks the solution lies in open spaces, UTVs, and fireside talks. But is that enough?

The Venture Out Project celebrates the LGBTQ community through backpacking trips throughout the U.S.

Emerging research suggests that you should embrace the steam

Yes, it's serious, and it's time to start taking some practical precautions

Outside's go-to physician, Dr. Brian Cole, weighs in on anxiety, headaches, and poor posture, in his Ask a Doctor column

Recent studies suggest that sunlight may lower blood pressure in ways that have nothing to do with vitamin D

After a nasty bike accident, journalist Sarah Allely found basic activities impossible. Then she started spending more time outdoors.

In this short video, photographer and fat biker Ann Driggers​​​​​​​ shares why her bike commute is an integral part of her day

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?

Launched by Specialized CEO Mike Sinyard, Project New Day promotes the use of hallucinogens like mushrooms to treat addiction and PTSD

Journaling is for everyone, but especially athletes. Here are the two types of journals you should have and how to get started.

A new study by Outdoor Foundation finds we're playing outside less than we did a decade ago

The empathetic host and vegan ultra-athlete shares his long personal journey and many hard lessons learned

For years, Benedikt Boehm has been chasing speed records on some of the world's tallest peaks

Work hard, play hard—that's how many of us live today. But it turns out that our supercharged lives aren’t so great for us, and fitness experts and doctors are now emphasizing restorative practices and rest to improve performance and overall health.

17 surprisingly easy steps to a happier, less strung-out life—starting with your vagus nerve

He overcame addiction and workaholism to become an elite endurance athlete and star podcast host. As he sees it, it's never too late to start over on the path to a more balanced life.

Both substances are being studied for stress and anxiety relief. We asked the experts if and how they work.

New Year's resolutions be damned. We like things just the way they are.

The experts have spoken on what we will see in the coming year

A desk jockey’s guide to not being a slouch

Beautiful places, kind people, and great food aren't just nice things to experience—they're key to good mental health

For snowboarder Megan Pischke, being a breast-cancer survivor and a professional athlete are both part of her identity

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