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The iconic adventurer and businessman talks to Tim Ferriss about staying fit, managing risk, and never, ever panicking

You’ve heard the hype about meditation and other "non-judgemental awareness" practices. Now check out the data.

These pros spend their days in the high alpine and dry desert. Here's how they protect their skin.

In 2015, in a secret medical procedure carried out in Bogota, Colombia, the 44-year-old woman got dozens of experimental gene-therapy injections. Why? Because Parrish, the creator of a longevity company called BioViva, believes that science is on the cusp of delivering radically longer lifespans—and she wants to help bring on the revolution.

Scientists point the finger at the brain chemical adenosine for the endurance-sapping effects of mental fatigue.

A more restful night is just a wireless snore-neutralizing soundscape generator away

It doesn’t always tell the full story. Independent testers have arrived to fill in the gaps.

A study of the stress-reducing powers of wilderness explores “levels of nature.”

Echo of the Wild, from filmmaker Mathieu Le Lay, follows a horse caretaker named Nelu who lives high in the Apuseni Mountains.

The 29-year-old CEO of Outdoor Voices is taking on Nike, one color block at a time

Experts say most of them don't live up to the hype

Keep getting your eight hours, but the science is more complicated than you might expect

How to know when it's okay to keep pushing and when you're better off taking it easy

The British and Canadian governments are tackling athlete mental illness. So why can't we?

You'd think the fittest men and women on the planet would outlive the most sedentary ones. But you'd be wrong.

Think you have one of the best jobs on the planet? Now's your chance to get your employer to help prove it.

When you take former sex-trafficking victims into the wilderness for a few days of roughing it, know this: they’ve seen worse. Florence Williams goes on a trip organized by Atlanta-based She Is Able and learns that one size of adventure therapy does not fit all.

A new study probes why athletes like Callum Hawkins sometimes push themselves to collapse

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How Latino Outdoors is rethinking the ways their community gets outside

Travel, be more productive, get the right degree, and customize your career

In short, nothing good—and just one bad night can trigger a cascade of scary side effects

The effort paradox explains everything from mountain climbing to buying IKEA furniture

Creating a workplace that truly makes us happy and healthy takes a lot more than standing desks and on-site yoga. Thankfully, new research has sparked a growing design revolution.

The National Geographic fellow on what he's learned from spending time with the happiest people on earth

When it comes to a restful night, a few little things—and one not-so-little thing—make a world of difference

In an era of specialization, a new study argues for diversifying your interests.

The author and human guinea pig asked elite performers for advice on getting better sleep. Here’s what they said.

Maybe smashing objects is therapeutic. But there's only one way to find out.

We published a lot of them this year. Here are the ones we loved the most.

How do we know them already? Because we asked some of the brightest minds in the business.

At the University of Vermont, an unusual initiative wants to help students discover the benefits of well-rounded healthy living. Is it working?

Americans are spending more money than ever trying to be happy, but all signs say that we're still pretty miserable

You can tweak your workout to minimize the downsides of sucking on a tailpipe

The cofounders of the wildly popular program explain why the easiest way to get in better shape is to make healthy living a game

A new startup wants to take sports medicine digital. Is it a good idea?

We're partnering with the Los Angeles-based company to help you (and us) finally get fit

The diversity expert keeps essential oils and her kid’s sci-fi novel close by

First it made a kick-ass camera gadget. Then it made some money. Now, with a finely honed mission, Peak Design has set its sights on employee happiness and positive environmental progress. Is a workplace utopia within reach?

Come prepared. Be curious. Keep it real. And don’t forget to bathe.

Want a job in the outdoor industry? Check out these resources.

Breaking down where the best companies are located, whether or not you can bring dogs with you, and how many of them have kegerators. (Hint: a lot.)

Some companies go beyond kegerators and ping-pong—from unlimited vacation time to powder days, these are the places that know how to treat their employees

A cycling study finds that the lure of a reward throws off pacing instincts

Former Navy SEAL doctor Kirk Parsley insists getting enough rest is the single most effective performance-enhancing habit

You know you shouldn't be relying on them for every ache. Try these alternatives instead.

The Olympian and investor on the show "Adventure Capitalists" on the gear that makes for quality shut-eye

The new Watch is a more sophisticated fitness tracker than its predecessor, with an updated operating system, upgraded hardware, and cellular connectivity. But will it be enough to win over athletes?

Meet the folks who want to turn your feed into a happy space

Five things I wish I'd been told on my first day at Columbia University

For many, the female athlete triad has stood in the way of lasting success in sports, but researchers are finally starting to understand the condition better—and help women avoid the long-term consequences

There’s possibly nothing more therapeutic than going into the woods solo

Over two years after introducing the Watch, Apple has finally made it the ultimate fitness wearable

A slew of new products claim to be the Fitbit for your Zen

If $75,000 represents the “perfect” salary, what’s the performance equivalent when it comes to cardio, diet, and time outside?

One company wants to groom elite female athletes specifically for the corner office

The counterintuitive theory has pervaded books, studies, and Reddit threads and is something of a rally cry for LCHF converts. But while there may be some benefit to monitoring insulin levels, there's no need to cut out all carbs quite yet.

Rural Appalachia is the unhealthiest place in the country by almost any metric. Steve Bowling, a 45-year-old library director in Kentucky, has a simple remedy: nature walks.

In today's quick-fix culture, it's more important than ever to remember that a few simple lifestyle changes can transform your overall health

Scientists are discovering that certain playlists can boost brain activity and treat anxiety and depression

What a restless coffee drinker learned from going to circadian-rhythm rehab (a tent in the woods)

Have a friend who is a bit too aggro while chasing the goods? They’re not just idiots—they may have a terrible disease.

Let’s reduce health care costs by getting outdoors, eating better, and pushing for progressive legislation

Americans spend $11 billion a year in pursuit of the blissful happy-ever-after. But what do we really accomplish? To find out, Peter Andrey Smith embedded with the utopia seekers for a weekend in Miami at the first-ever World Happiness Summit.

The good news? They're all pretty simple to reverse—or prevent entirely.

In 1955, Emma Gatewood became the first woman to solo thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail

Spa treatments have gotten wild in recent years, especially in Southern California, where women pay big bucks for radical remedies like colonics, juice fasts, and a Gwyneth Paltrow fave—the life-changing V-steam. Taffy Brodesser-Akner dons a satin robe and asks: If this is the path to happiness, why am I so freaked out?

At the cover shoot for the May issue of Outside, we asked 10 of the most influential women in the outdoor world about the moments the shaped them.

I've never been good at resting—I've climbed almost every day for the past 16 years. A recent injury, however, forced me to begrudgingly acknowledge that sometimes the best thing you can do for your training is stop it altogether.

Whether you're climbing, running, skiing, hiking, or biking, you won't excel unless you're well rested

What do you do when you’re addicted to adrenaline but confined to a wheelchair? So much more than people expect.

The gear and advice you need to maximize your pre-work time

And you probably have it. But with a lot of work—and maybe a few therapy sessions—you can overcome it.

You're addicted to your phone. You're loaded down by useless stuff. And you eat like a teenager. No wonder you can't find the time to play outside, see the world, and get in shape. Fortunately, streamlining your life—and having more fun—is easy: just do less. Here's how.

This May, the world's first cannabis-infused gym will open in San Francisco, where members will be encouraged to integrate the plant into their pre- and post-workout regimen

What the greatest adventurers, artists, runners, and entrepreneurs prioritize throughout their day, and how to incorporate that into you life

I always felt guilty for being a late riser. Then science told me to embrace my natural sleep patterns.

Was it the time travelers, the jaguar people, or the song from Pocahontas? All I know is that, as my exploration of psychedelics grew from a few campout mushrooms to full-on ayahuasca ceremonies, I felt better than I ever had in my life.

Blood analysis! Fat burning! Centenarians and pockets full of bacon! All that, plus six more of the biggest fitness trends from this year.

A new study found that our kids are among the least fit in the world—and our unequal income distribution likely has something to do with it