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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.

The author of 'Digital Minimalism' explains how you can maximize your free time

When your love for the outdoors meets chronic pain, you grieve—and then you adapt

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

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.

New centers popping up in New York City can help you reach peak wellness—for just a few hundred dollars per month

Hydrating is supposed to make us healthier and more vibrant. But how much is too much?

Journalist Rowan Jacobsen discusses his controversial feature suggesting we need to reconsider our relationship with the sun and sunscreen

New research suggests that the emotion has a singular ability to lower stress and improve our overall well-being. So how do we get more of it?

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No, we’re not talking about nailing the perfect Instagram story or crafting a funny Facebook post

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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.

Can a grassroots movement of physicians convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?

After years of empty promises, hydration-tracking wearables are finally close to hitting the market

David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc, on why exercise is 100 times better than medicine

Ecologist Chris Morgan sensed that nature had healing powers. But it wasn’t until he tried forest bathing that he understood them.

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.

Exertional heatstroke can cause devastating damage, but it can also be treated quickly

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

Cal Newport, author of 'Digital Minimalism,' explains how we need to reimagine our relationship with technology

Despite shadowy origins and increasingly diluted claims, the beverage has officially entered the wellness scene

Getting outside on your period can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be

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

More companies are selling makeup specifically for sweating in. But do women really need it?

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

Nature’s healing power may be in its ability to blow our minds

A grassroots movement of physicians are prescribing time outdoors as the best possible cure for a growing list of ailments. Can they really convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?

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?   

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Being outside in nature is where Maya French, the co-founder of protein drink company Koia, does her most inspired thinking

A growing number of insurance carriers are encouraging us via cold, hard cash to get after it in nature

America’s grandest public lands have a big role to play in our health

Want to know what the weather is going to look like? Ask your knees.

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After an all-night gig playing music, Grammy Award winner Diplo recharges via long hikes

I drank the stuff for two weeks and lived to tell the tale. I'm still skeptical about the health benefits.

Feeling hemmed in and obsessed with purging the toxins in her life, the author heads to the hot springs of the Chihuahuan Desert

In a new study, mountain hiking had similar psychological and stress-reducing benefits whether or not there were signs of human habitation

A simple questionnaire assessing self-regulatory skills—planning, self-monitoring, evaluation, reflection—offers clues about who will push themselves to a sports injury

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

New research parses the different effects of exercise on anger as an emotion versus anger as a mood

Inversions can choke all the fun out of winter in some places (looking at you, Salt Lake City)

The director of a meditation program developed by neuroscientists explains how teaching athletes mindfulness can change their brains

Deep in the heart of the Adirondacks, the unexpected death of a small-town police sergeant has added fuel to a nationwide controversy over an herbal supplement

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.

Addicted to efficiency? Start by finding your lowest point in the day.

Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests—and quite possibly even racist. How did we get it so wrong?

A month on mPEAK, a performance-driven mindfulness program

The bestselling author talks to Tim Ferriss about the changes we can all make to transform our lives

One of our editors spent a month working through her feelings with Woebot, a therapy chat bot. Here's how it went.

We asked some of most prominent experts what to expect in the coming year

A successful day begins with reliable rituals

Stressed? Overworked? Need a vacation? Put away your phone and go outside with no schedule or plan.

Bequi Livingston found power and confidence in physical strength. Now she's teaching other women to do the same.

It takes a unique form of wilderness therapy to help people suffering from emotional trauma

Pioneering scientist Dr. Rhonda Patrick talks to Tim Ferriss about smarter approaches to popular lifestyle interventions

I originally hired Andrea to help me do push-ups. In the end, we both got a lot more than we bargained for.

Your calendar is your new best friend

Kale Poland, founder of Cleetus Fit, takes pride in a brand of fitness where dumpster towing and beer yoga are equally at home. Now he's out to conquer the Deca Ironman—ten Ironmans in a row.

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

We've found the perfect gear totes to help you reach your destination, however far-flung

From virtual-reality meditation to infrared saunas, these are the latest innovations and insights for improving your well-being

Ben Greenfield has some extreme ideas for living healthy. The thing is, most of them work.

Five athletes share their favorite products to help catch some z's away from home

Yes, you can work up a sweat while getting more done

A new study bolsters the claim that afternoon or evening workouts can mess with sleep. But don’t panic just yet.

The renowned meditation teacher talks to Tim Ferriss about finding freedom and joy in the present

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?

Eight products used by athletes and expert adventurers to protect their faces from the elements

There are more ways to mess up sun protection than just, you know, forgetting to use it