Health and Beauty
Is it insomnia, or is it a tireless love for being awake?
Exploring how the simple act of spending time outside can solve so many of life’s problems
Because a healthy pelvic floor is, well, essential
Yogi Bryan explains what you can try anytime your anxiety becomes overwhelming
Soak in Hot Springs. Learn a New Sport. Get Some Vitamin D. These Unique Trips Will Boost Your Health and Wellness.
Whether you’re determined to embrace a healthier diet or finally ride that mountain bike you bought during the pandemic, wellness-focused getaways can help bring those good intentions to fruition. Here are awesome travel-focused ideas designed to do just that.
And what does Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest tell us about the risks sports pose to an athlete’s heart?
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?
Who says smartphones take you out of the moment? Used smartly, they can open your mind and make you more present than ever.
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
In an excerpt from her new book, “The Gospel of Wellness,” Rina Raphael explains the broader cultural shift that's made some fitness classes feel like church
Depending on your sleep habits, waking up early in the name of productivity may not be beneficial for your physical or mental health
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.
People develop sensitivities to just about everything these days, but can you really be allergic to frigid temperatures? Our writer takes us on a wild—and potentially life threatening—journey to find out.
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
The oral health risks associated with heavy sports-drink use seem clear, but the evidence remains murky
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
Initially I was drawn to before-and-after photos of thru-hikers, but after I finished my first long trail, I saw these posts for what they were: unhealthy
Why is taking an hour off so difficult?
Work less, adventure more, and get some rest
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.
He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.
‘Maintenance Phase’ hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes are tackling everything from Halo Top ice cream to the war on obesity
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 year’s predictions include fewer diets and a possible return of minimalist running shoes
Overcomplicating sports nutrition wastes money and time. It also perpetuates privilege.
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.
Answers to the questions you’ve always had about perspiring but were afraid to ask
Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests
Pandemic-induced isolation has led to a wide range of physical effects. Here’s what to watch out for—and how to address it.
We included these towels in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. They’re made with long-staple cotton that gets softer with each wash, and the big waffle weave absorbs moisture quickly, allowing you to towel dry in a flash.
Some brands offer portable tent systems that promise an authentic wood-fired sweat experience—at a fraction of the cost of permanent installs
Is it possible to stay in shape at home without spending a fortune? Wes Siler details his gym setup.
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.
All food serves a purpose
The analog items our editors and columnists swear by
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
Forget the fancy wearables and complicated training plans. We're going back to the basics on fueling, movement, and recovery.
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
Make sure your après involves self-care
The key is to go all out on the things you feel comfortable doing
One Outside editor added acupressure to her quiver of remedies for her mild scoliosis. It worked better than she thought it would.
Should all your training be hard? Do you need to stretch? We've got answers.
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.
In the latest installment of Ask a Doctor, Outside's resident physician dives into trends like vinegar shots and Theraguns
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
Don't forget to bring the bug spray, folks
From a young age, the ocean provided relief from mental illness, something I've been unable to replicate with any other form of nature. It turns out, there's a science behind why some people prefer water.
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
After a monthslong search, a buckwheat-filled pillow helped one editor finally sleep comfortably
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
To all the firefighters, nurses, grocery store clerks and stockers, postal employees, and sanitation workers: we appreciate you
In the kitchen a little more than you were before? Here's some help.
It's the ultimate social-distancing tool, getting you outside for some solo relaxation
Keeping things fresh is the name of the game