Researchers assess the potential benefits—and downsides—of the hundreds of bioactive compounds in your morning brew
Hawaii’s climate and ecology have changed in the last few decades, bringing fire to a landscape that hasn’t evolved to withstand it
Tramadol has a long history of suspected abuse among cyclists, and now there’s enough data to put it on WADA’s banned list
Sports scientists weigh in on the trends that will keep the PRs coming
They don’t necessarily save energy, but a new study suggests they might save your legs
Even a familiar place can deliver a dose of the unexpected
Nature is the ultimate source of wonder. But what is awe, really, and why is it good for us?
A psychedelic renaissance is underway in the U.S., with an emphasis on the healing potential for depression and trauma. An Outside editor gives ketamine a test run and reports that the power is real.
We’ve all taken in the power of a big slide on social media. But there’s no substitute for the real thing.
Scientists are focusing on the power of awe, and for good reason. Experiencing it is essential for our health. Our author hit the road during California’s superbloom to figure out how our mind and bodies are transformed when we’re blown away by nature.
How to worry less and feel more like yourself
To optimize your health or supercharge your training, you sometimes need to look beyond the lab
When the actor took a suborbital rocket ride, he came down with amazing (and fearsome) insights about the previous nature of our planet
There are both healthy and harmful ways to get away from it all, psychologists point out
Because social media has nothing on science
The scientific evidence is overwhelmingly clear: spending time outdoors boosts your brain function. So what are you waiting for?
The latest research suggests that muscle oxygen can detect exercise thresholds, with no blood required
Scientists consider the latest spikes, individual variability, and the pros and cons of training in racing shoes
Instead of berating yourself for wasting away your time, focus your energy on these three key benefits
These science-backed hacks can help you lower your stress levels almost instantly
Physicians and researchers weigh in on the benefits and disadvantages of having hypermobile joints
Scientists reconsider the assumption that it only helps strength and power athletes
Plyometrics can make you a more efficient runner, and it turns out they don’t need to be complicated or risky
In an excerpt from her forthcoming book, ‘Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes,’ longtime Outside contributor Christine Yu argues that female athletes deserve their own benchmarks for athletic success.
A crazy-sounding idea—build a tube from the Pacific to bring water to Utah’s Great Salt Lake—raises a larger question: Are we willing to do absolutely anything to fight climate change?
Chances are you can catch the nighttime spectacle from your backyard
There’s plenty of hype about ways of boosting your respiratory system. Some—but not all—of it is real, according to a new review.
A new review weighs the evidence that strength and training adaptations vary across the phases of the menstrual cycle
New studies confirm that spending time outside can ease physical symptoms
Athletes of all levels have considered whether their choice of birth control might influence how they train, recover, and perform. But the answer is complicated. Here’s what you need to know.
So-called “augmented feedback” can offer both information and motivation. A new study tries to separate the effects.
After the ocean took away her partner, the marine biologist found a way to live with loss
Experts weigh in on whether your period ought to have a say in your workouts
Age may be just a number—but so is your weekly mileage
There's a lot of outdoor misinformation out there, and we're on a quest to quash it
Has Maurten finally figured out how to harness the power of baking soda without paying the gastrointestinal price?
Double threshold days and lactate meters have propelled Jakob Ingebrigtsen and others to the top. Should the rest of us follow suit?
A new study tests the idea that, with the right building blocks, connective tissue can repair itself after all
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.
Running and composing music require a similar problem-solving area of the brain, so it might not be a coincidence that there’s crossover
After years of infinite scrolling, it was time for a drastic intervention
And what does Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest tell us about the risks sports pose to an athlete’s heart?
A head-to-head lab showdown finds that power and efficiency depend on your preferred running surface
Cautionary tales from the official journal of the Wilderness Medical Society