Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life.
When your love for the outdoors meets chronic pain, you grieve—and then you adapt
After I lost 20 pounds and my red-blood-cell count dropped to dangerous levels, doctors finally knew what the problem was. But no one knew how to fix it.
Hydrating is supposed to make us healthier and more vibrant. But how much is too much?
Here's what actually works
No, we’re not talking about nailing the perfect Instagram story or crafting a funny Facebook post
From summiting a mountain to going fake camping, here’s how to make the most of our favorite day of the week
Staying healthy is crucial to athletic performance, and a new analysis from the 2018 Olympics suggests some surprising defensive tactics.
After years of empty promises, hydration-tracking wearables are finally close to hitting the market
Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping, and your heart is racing. Then you get dizzy and the vomiting starts. Heatstroke kills thousands of people every year. This is what it feels like—and how to know when you’re in danger.
How one nonprofit is working to get more people outside through urban adventures
More and more evidence suggests that nature does something essential for our mental health
Silicon Valley’s latest foray into fitness tech offers a new way to measure up
It’s not a miracle, and it’s not a secret, but the link between fitness levels and the risk of lung and colorectal cancers is impressively strong
Nature’s healing power may be in its ability to blow our minds
Spending time in nature is increasingly considered legitimate medicine, and doctors and insurance carriers are treating it as such. But how exactly can we expect this movement to play out—and affect our wallets and gear purchases—in the future?
Being outside in nature is where Maya French, the co-founder of protein drink company Koia, does her most inspired thinking
America’s grandest public lands have a big role to play in our health
After an all-night gig playing music, Grammy Award winner Diplo recharges via long hikes
In a new study, mountain hiking had similar psychological and stress-reducing benefits whether or not there were signs of human habitation
Everyone is recommending the stuff on Twitter, so we looked into the research to see if the hype is backed by science
In Nepal, where mental-health issues are widespread following a long civil war and the 2015 earthquake, one organization offers counseling alongside primary care
Inversions can choke all the fun out of winter in some places (looking at you, Salt Lake City)
Our associate managing editor drank a gallon of water a day for a month. A lot of you had follow-up questions—here are her answers.
Notes from a monthlong hydration quest
Stressed? Overworked? Need a vacation? Put away your phone and go outside with no schedule or plan.
I originally hired Andrea to help me do push-ups. In the end, we both got a lot more than we bargained for.
What does it take to land on our annual list of the country's best employers? Perks like on-tap kombucha, free gym memberships, and company-sponsored ski trips certainly help. But it's a commitment to fun and supportive work environments that really makes these companies stand apart.
Cleaning up after sweating it out has never been so easy
Ben Greenfield has some extreme ideas for living healthy. The thing is, most of them work.
Yes, you can work up a sweat while getting more done
In 2017, the suicide rate in Durango, Colorado, was three times the national average. After 32 deaths in two years, the town's leaders banded together and instituted a range of changes with the goal of stopping the contagion. Their efforts may help other mountain towns to put an end to the grim "suicide belt" moniker for good.
Our writer and favorite curmudgeon completed UC Berkeley's ten-week Science of Happiness online course. Did it make him happier? Not really. But he still came away with some important, if obvious, rules to live by.
Athletes are especially susceptible to this common, curable iron-deficiency disease
A massive new study confirms the mental health benefits of exercise. Don’t let the negative spin get you down.
Garmin and Apple are among a recent wave of companies who’ve entered the stress tracking market. Do the products live up to their claims?