Health and Beauty
This herb’s relaxation properties may be the reason peppermint is in every product on the shelf. Could you benefit from a cup of tea, capsule or drop of oil?
Instead of putting pen to paper, consider audio journaling as an alternative method of reflection
After suffering a nervous breakdown, mountain-bike photographer Matt Wragg received a surprising opinion from his psychologist
Wellness trends often rely on catchy jargon, complex methods for optimizing health and fitness, and unsustainable practices. Our health columnist believes that simpler is usually better when it comes to developing a routine.
I never expected to be taken off a flight on a stretcher and rushed to brain surgery. Here are some ways you can reduce your chances of the same fate.
If we remain curious instead of ashamed of our tears, crying can inform us of our true feelings when we’re adventuring outdoors
A new study on exercise at different periods of the day begs the question: When do you work, out and why?
Hint: this is a trick question
TikTok is brimming with people who swear by the sound frequency for improved concentration and a sense of calm. We spoke to sleep and psychology experts to find out what the science says about the brown-noise trend.
The loss of a big toenail sent Outside columnist Brendan Leonard into an existential crisis—but maybe not for the reason you think
After a lifetime of prudishness, our writer tries to become one of those people who bares it all in the great outdoors
Eating right looks different for athletes, and following vague nutrition maxims can have a surprisingly negative impact
Critiques about body size and type can not only cause physical and mental harm but also reinforce implicit gatekeeping in sports
In the past two years, Americans have become disenchanted with work, leading to major strikes and what is being called the Great Resignation. But what if there was a better way? This writer went looking for that ever elusive work-life balance, learning how to get outside more and stress less.
This quiet, four-speed tool helps ease sore muscles. “It doesn’t come with a lot of frills—there is no carrying case and no extra attachments—but it is a solid piece of machinery that can give you a relatively deep massage,” wrote our tester. “For the majority of people,…
Dubious about the hyped-up claims of many skin-care products, travel editor Erin Riley tried this popular mask, and now it’s part of her weekly routine. “My skin feels better than it ever has: softer, clearer, and firmer,” she wrote. Read her full review here.
This toiletry case is waterproof (like fully submersible waterproof) and made from a light TPU construction that tips the scales at 2.75 ounces. And it has the best of both worlds: the solid base and wide-mouth opening are ideal for countertop use, and the hanging loop allows you to take…
This is probably the most legitimate meal-replacement bar out there, with up to 390 calories per bar depending on the flavor you choose. All options are non-GMO certified and comprised of whole foods (you can pronounce most of the items on the ingredient list). We like the Superfood Slam, which…
Oregon voters have opened the door to treating mental illness with substances like ketamine and psilocybin. In a peek at the future, our seeker attends a backwoods retreat where patients get help from a powerful combination of drugs and the outdoors.
Lyme-carrying ticks are a bigger threat than ever. A promising new antibody treatment looks to stop infection—even after a tick bite.
Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests
Vaccines are rolling out with increasing speed, but we’ll also need effective treatments, because new coronavirus cases will be a worldwide reality for years to come. Enter Jacob Glanville, a maverick San Francisco immunologist who believes he’s found an unparalleled path to healing.
A deodorant that actually works is an essential part of any gym kit. Bravo Sierra is a men’s skin care and grooming company that uses 2,000 active duty military personnel to test their products, and they got it right with this deodorant. It’s not slimy or sticky, it’s free of…
Exercising when it's cold can feel tougher than usual. This gear makes it more doable.
Habits and tips to help you get through anything
It's more affordable than the Series 6 and comes with the most important features
Five items that made our lives easier, from a neck-saving pillow to an acupuncture set
Make sure your après involves self-care
One Outside editor added acupressure to her quiver of remedies for her mild scoliosis. It worked better than she thought it would.
When an overworked health care professional and her family needed a break, they decided to hit the highway. Here, she explains how they did it.
The pandemic is prompting activity-tracking companies to pivot from personal to public health
Between a global pandemic, protests against police brutality, and unprecedented environmental rollbacks, a lifelong asthmatic reflects on how 2020 is the year we must come to terms with the tenuous nature of this simple act—and why ensuring our fragile future begins with protecting our air
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.
Treat your skin to reef-safe protection and soothing aftercare
It's fair to be skeptical of instant coffee. But after tasting Laird Instafuel, even one of our coffee-snob editors has been converted.
Beth Rodden opens up about her decades-long struggle with her body and climbing
My DIY exposure therapy didn't work
In the kitchen a little more than you were before? Here's some help.
Keeping things fresh is the name of the game
Stop worrying about weight gain. The pandemic gives you enough to think about.
Sean MacCormac says the keys to his success are ballet and breathing through the panic
Think vanlifers have a unique advantage during a pandemic? Think again.
Sitting all day wreaks havoc on the body. Here's how to reset and recenter.