Is it insomnia, or is it a tireless love for being awake?
A working mom's experiment with forced midday snoozes
Figuring out how to get better sleep and more excise and is hard—which is why we tried out some new programs for you
Consider these our anti–New Year’s resolutions
A simple sequence of stretches that all but ensure a proper night’s rest
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.
A soggy slumber under a roller coaster, a chilly night in the Sierra, a high-altitude headache on Mount Whitney, and other tales of outdoor insomnia
New Year's resolutions are for the birds
After taking a cue from ‘My Morning Routine,’ an Outside contributor discovered an extra hour in her day
Get these six items to improve your sleep and wake up ready for anything
It’s the simplest and cheapest performance booster available, so why don’t elite athletes take advantage of it?
Your body will thank you
Cannabis may not make you faster, but the science says the herb can provide benefits during light aerobic exercise and recovery.
If you can get past the lack of creature comforts, spending a night outside might be one of the most rewarding things you do
A body in motion will inevitably need a little maintenance
Camping solo may not always be easy, but it'll always be worth it
These shelters make vast wilderness feel like home
Drifting off under the stars has never been this easy
Take your body and mind in for a tune-up
A bad sleeper tries to train her brain with the help of virtual jellyfish, space-flight simulations, and the URGOnight device
Some #vanlife upgrades are worth the money. Others are not.
It’s easy—maybe a bit too easy—to believe that poor sleep leaves you more vulnerable to injury. But researchers aren’t so sure after all.
Three things you should, and two things you should not emulate from your favorite professional runner’s social feed.
Spring has sprung, and we’re excited about it
We dive into the research and share the best and worst late-night snacking habits for when hunger pangs hit close to bedtime.
In Episode 12 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman sits down with author and athlete Christie Aschwanden to discuss recovery techniques ranging from sleep to ice baths, massage to Tom Brady's pajamas.
A sports scientist explains why our bodies seem to be working against us at times.
Regardless what happens to your season, or what program you’re in, you can get better focusing on these two training elements and one key mindset.
From cabins to cliff dwellings, here's where to post up close to two of southern Utah's best national parks
Six items that keep me self-sufficient while traveling
Habits and tips to help you get through anything
It's more affordable than the Series 6 and comes with the most important features
Top picks from the person who's tried everything
The company's library of studio exercise classes, integrated with on-screen fitness data from your Apple Watch, launches today. Our Sweat Science columnist takes it for a spin.
We explore the pros and cons of two relatively affordable options
Getting off the ground makes you feel like you're lying in an actual bed
Fatigue, writes our columnist, comes in two very different flavors, and fixing each requires a completely different approach
A mountain guide, photographer, and cyclist had a sleepy moment on the road that resulted in her seriously injuring another rider. Here’s what she wants every driver to know.
Make sure your après involves self-care
Having fun on an overnight adventure with your kids is all about preparation
Without adequate recovery—easy days, sleep, downtime—training adaptations go down the tubes.
Always a fitful sleeper, one editor discovered Howard Leight earplugs a decade ago. It's still the only brand she uses to avoid restless nights.
From a $25 grill to a genius s'mores contraption, this gear will take your fire pit nights to the next level
Sleep is a powerful tool in improving your running and overall health.
They're nowhere near as comfortable as the inflatable alternative, but they still deserve a spot in your gear closet
Can a lifelong tent pitcher with a penchant for roughing it learn to appreciate high-thread-count sheets and teak-floored showers in the midst of nature? Our editor agreed to suffer in the name of research to find out.
Trying to improve your sleep quality? Get back to nature.
Your gut follows a circadian rhythm just like the rest of your body. Learn how improving one can bolster the other.
In our sleeping pad review, we named the Comfort Light the best all-around option. While it’s reasonably warm with an R-value of four, we recommend it for three-season use. Sea to Summit uses a varying internal air-pocket structure which feels comfy, but we found this feature slightly penalizes weight.
Here's how to assess when it's safe to do so
Superior lodgings for weekend jaunts and extended outings
Tim Fish talks about gaining design inspiration from unexpected places
From prehab to rehab, make down days productive
Comfortable, technical, light—sleep systems for every season
After a monthslong search, a buckwheat-filled pillow helped one editor finally sleep comfortably
They're not more tired than the rest of us, according to a new study—they're just better at sleeping
We've been married 13 years and backpacked more than 12,000 miles together. This is what we've learned.
In our comprehensive review of the best sleeping pads, the Z Light SOL was our favorite closed-cell foam option. “It’s light and durable, and no Z Lite user has ever had their night ruined by a leaking pad,” tester Ryan Stuart wrote. Bonus: the pad doubles as a seat…
Products and companies offering a quick and easy immunity boost aren't going to help, but these three everyday practices might
Outside's go-to physician, Dr. Brian Cole, weighs in on anxiety, headaches, and poor posture, in his Ask a Doctor column
Journaling is for everyone, but especially athletes. Here are the two types of journals you should have and how to get started.
Work hard, play hard—that's how many of us live today. But it turns out that our supercharged lives aren’t so great for us, and fitness experts and doctors are now emphasizing restorative practices and rest to improve performance and overall health.
17 surprisingly easy steps to a happier, less strung-out life—starting with your vagus nerve
You survived the chaos of family visits and too many helpings of dessert. Now it's time to recover.
New Year's resolutions be damned. We like things just the way they are.
From where to go to what to pack, here's everything a newbie needs to know to pull off a successful first hut trip
There's no right way to grieve the death of a beloved pet
Here's what worked—and what didn't
At a conference on sports innovation, sleep scientist Charles Samuels cuts through the hype
What's better than being wrapped in a nest of flannel?
I got a lot done. (OK, a little done.)
Blood glucose monitoring for performance is becoming more common. Here's what you need to know.
Gear editor Jeremy Rellosa talks us through his two-week test of blue-light-filtering glasses
The clock is winding down. Don't dwell on summer's missed opportunities—make new ones.