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How far can professional coaches and a revamped diet take an average off-the-couch gravel cyclist? Pretty far, apparently.

There’s a reason a strenuous outing makes you desire a greasy mound of meat: it has a lot of what your body needs

Eating for activity is not as complicated as you think

Our take on a classic Indian street corn, folded with gut-friendly kefir for a savory and delicious side dish, perfect on a hot summer day

Chef Biju Thomas keeps this traditional sweet rice dish simple, delicious and vegan-friendly

The Leungs love to cook creatively in the wild. Here’s how they do it.

A life lesson I learned on a river trip

Sure, these drink mixes are going to keep you hydrated. But which ones actually taste good?

The Outerverse Passport will offer up exclusive NFTs, including invites to special dinners and events with Biju

Sharon Gayter’s closely monitored world record reveals insights on marathon fueling, pacing, and strategy

Being metabolically flexible helps performance, but do you need an app to track it?

A squeeze of honey, a squirt of ketchup, and other non-solids you can toss down your gullet if you so choose

Want to grow your own food but don’t know where to start? Plant a few of these and you’ll have a full pantry in no time.

It’s turkey hunting season. Whether you bagged a bird in the field or at your local farmers’ market, here’s how to turn it into a spectacular meal.

Our best advice for growing your own food and foliage

Potatoes, popcorn, paella, and apple crisp—all of these, and more, can be made using a smokeless fire pit

Delicious and good for the environment? Sign us up.

Your unexplained fatigue may be due to calorie deficiency, with serious implications for your health and performance

Water weighs a lot, audiobooks weigh nothing, and more semi-philosophical tips to guide rookie trekkers to a strong finish

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

‘Maintenance Phase’ hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes are tackling everything from Halo Top ice cream to the war on obesity

Overcomplicating sports nutrition wastes money and time. It also perpetuates privilege.

The energy bars and hydration mixes our editors swear by, on sale at Backcountry

Our gear director has tried many workout drinks while exercising in the high desert of northern New Mexico. He thinks Nuun is the best. “I’ve tried countless other during-exercise solutions and found that Nuun products are the lightest and most gentle on my stomach,” he wrote.

Shot Bloks are good when you’re craving something (anything) other than another gel or bar. And they’re made from all-organic ingredients. Get the black cherry or chocolate-cherry flavors, which come with 50 milligrams of caffeine per every three pieces.

Keeping warm never tasted so good

The food-mood connection is interesting, but the research is still in its infancy. Here’s what we know.

An overexplained “recipe” for my favorite endurance fuel

It’s never too early to help your kids develop a healthy mindset around food. Here’s where to start.

Eating disorders affect people of all backgrounds, at all weights. To tackle them, we first need to reframe the way we think and talk about them.

Sore or heavy legs after a long run or workout? You might want to dial in your nutrition.

When Drew Hulsey started climbing, he weighed 300 pounds and wondered if the ropes would hold. He found out that they would, and found a community that embraced him. Now he sets an example that inspires others to join him.

These canned beverages are every bit as tasty as their sober counterparts

Supersapiens’s new continuous glucose monitor promises to help athletes manage their energy levels. But can it really stave off a bonk?

The popular app promises weight loss without dieting. Then it proposes restrictive eating habits.

Endurance-science experts explain the world record holder’s incredible marathon dominance

A sports dietician lays out exactly which nutrients and fluids your body needs, and how much, at every point during a marathon training run.

We asked a handful of athletes competing in Tokyo in various sports to share how they fuel themselves

The nutrition trend is all over TikTok, and it’s actually not a bad idea

From cereal and waffles to cottage cheese, we found retooled takes on the morning classics

After years of making dinner for my wife and in-laws, I embarked on a DIY crusade to become a better gardener and plant-based cook. With help from expert chefs, technology, and a massive online collection of classic recipes, I just might get the hang of this.

The buzziest supplement on the market might just live up to the hype. Here are our favorite new products.

Quick fixes and one-size-fits-all solutions abound in the world of wellness influencers. Here’s why you should avoid them.

Gut problems in runners have myriad sources — from stress to heat, caffeine to sleep deprivation — and all of them can sabotage your performance.

Sustaining and delicious whole-food meals and snacks to pack for your next mission

A DIY almond—or cashew, or sunflower—spread should be a staple in any kitchen

A special 30-day series celebrating nonprofits working for LGBTQ+ inclusivity

Intuitive eating has been found to be associated with a plethora of positive health benefits. Here's how to combine mind-based knowledge and body-based knowledge to make it work for you as a runner.

It’s a fun, easy DIY project that will help elevate any meal or snack

Body fat is not a reliable indicator of health. So why are we obsessed with it?

Your microbiome absolutely impacts your health, but taking postbiotic supplements won’t do anything to help

Studies continue to scramble the science on eating eggs. Should eggs be a staple of your running diet?

For two years, I logged nearly 70 snack varieties in a spreadsheet on my search for the perfect adventure snack

The popular brand Oatly claims it’s a health food. The internet claims it’s more like a can of Coca-Cola.

After taking a critical eye to the amount of food she was throwing away, one writer realized things needed to change

Three things you should, and two things you should not emulate from your favorite professional runner’s social feed.

Challenge what you think you know about diets, nutrition, and why we eat the way we do

We dive into the research and share the best and worst late-night snacking habits for when hunger pangs hit close to bedtime.

Four areas the ultrarunning champion is focused on as she moves further into the master ranks, plus expert advice on how to build your longevity in the sport.

Outside correspondent Kate Siber learned to reinhabit her body by being outdoors. But she didn’t expect that healing would also bring a new perspective on nature itself. 

Is it possible to stay in shape at home without spending a fortune? Wes Siler details his gym setup.

Dialing in your nutrition when you’re on the couch can be hard, especially for an active person. Here’s what you need to know.

5 reasons why you may want to try incorporating a pre-bedtime protein snack to aid your running performance and recovery.

A dietitian weighs in on our favorite packable midday meals

TikTok star Alexis Nikole Nelson says you don't have to live near the woods to gather your own meal. Here's how to get started.

Alternatives to animal products aren't necessarily better for you

How trail runner Keely Henninger found her way back to running after injury gave her a reality check.

The key to a good diet is flexibility

Forget the fancy wearables and complicated training plans. We're going back to the basics on fueling, movement, and recovery. 

Two new studies find performance benefits from high levels of the sunshine vitamin, but they're not the final word

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