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Yogi Bryan explains what you can try anytime your anxiety becomes overwhelming

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.

For a community of hardy souls in Maine, there’s no better way to feel fully alive in winter than immersing yourself in the frigid Atlantic

Healthy habits are hard to maintain. We sent five writers on long-overdue quests for self-improvement.

I love to cook, but finding time to make dinner remains a challenge. I figured it was time for an assist.

After years of infinite scrolling, it was time for a drastic intervention

A working mom's experiment with forced midday snoozes

Believe it or not, talking to new people won’t kill you

Figuring out how to get better sleep and more excise and is hard—which is why we tried out some new programs for you

And what does Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest tell us about the risks sports pose to an athlete’s heart?

Consider these our anti–New Year’s resolutions 

The recovery revolution will continue to boom, as will our collective enthusiasm for women’s sports

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Healthy living as seen in the Swiss Alps

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If the wellness industry doesn’t prioritize the health of the environment, is it really looking out for yours?

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From stunning alpine routes to the environments where high-altitude herbs thrive, tap into the healing power of nature in the mountains of Switzerland

A simple sequence of stretches that all but ensure a proper night’s rest

In a post-pandemic world, workers are demanding remote flexibility, more time off, and generous health benefits. These are the companies meeting that bar and more, while encouraging their employees to live an active lifestyle and allowing them to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

After becoming paralyzed from the chest down, the mountain athlete found an unlikely ally in recovery: psychedelics

Try this sequence to counteract physical effects of desk work and to reset your mind

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

A good cry can be therapeutic and can even better connect you with others. Let’s stop shaming it.

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.

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

People say farmers aren’t supposed to get emotionally attached to livestock. Uh-huh. When fate sent our writer two newborn sheep with life-threatening birth defects, that kind of thinking was banished from the barn.

Unwise lifestyle choices jacked up the amount of bad fat in my bloodstream. Could I fix this by getting back in the saddle and eating right?

These exercises will help you stand tall—and boost your athleticism

A new study on exercise at different periods of the day begs the question: When do you work, out and why?

​​In some corners of the internet, low-impact exercise is having a moment. Even the most hard-charging athletes can benefit from a change of pace. 

A friendly reminder that there’s much more to a strong core than visible abs

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

Contributor Megan Starich discovered that her outdoor passion wasn't the key to recovery. Slow, uncomfortable, and often nonlinear healing was.

When pain happens, sometimes your instinct is to not move at all. Research suggests that's not always the right answer

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.

Eating for activity is not as complicated as you think

More and more people are measuring their heart-rate variability using fitness trackers—and seeing those HRV numbers plummet after a few drinks the night before

It's no secret that athletes need to develop their mental game to compete at their best, but a growing number of athletes in many sports are now seeking out expert-led training for their minds

New research on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs highlights the importance of consistency

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.

New research explores whether the performance-boosting effects of positive self-talk can be attributed to more than just the absence of negativity

Mentorship programs like P1440 and Voice in Sport are helping young athletes connect with a more experienced cohort who can guide them through a wide range of challenges

On his first album in five years, the singer-songwriter brings us a collection of heartfelt tracks that offer warmth and comfort when we really need it

Eighteen years ago, I was one of the best runners in the country, then a mysterious fatigue took that away. Now I’m learning to appreciate the running I still can do.

After a lifetime of prudishness, our writer tries to become one of those people who bares it all in the great outdoors

Doesn’t look like you’ll head back to the office any time soon—why not add some luxury to your home setup?

Perfect for the on-the-go adventurer, these portable products make sunscreen application—and reapplication—easy

A skateboarder, business owner, husband, and friend, DJ Stewart was just getting started

Our basic biology can steer us toward bad habits and compulsive behavior. Overcoming these pitfalls requires effort and discipline.

Our furry friends are the best of adventure playmates. But they can also provide pure, unconditional love that gets us through the darkest times.

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

Five scientifically proven ways to up the fun in your life

We asked a bunch of great writers to bear down, focus, and tell us what makes them giddiest in the outdoors. Join them as they celebrate everything from diving off rocks to adventure flirting to … shivering in a bed between cold sheets? (Hey, don’t judge.) Plus: five scientifically proven ways to up the fun and improve your health.

Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message claiming she’d been raped by a ski patroller. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.

The elite athlete opens up about the pressures to be light and fast—and her journey toward a healthier relationship with her body and performance

Take your gardening indoors with houseplants. Use these tips to place them in proper sunlight, water them correctly, and feed them so they survive and thrive.

I took my dream job in a foreign place. I'm worried about leaving my local woods behind and connecting with a new landscape overseas. Help?

I’ve lived in a van for a year. It sucks, and now I’m ready to change things up.

Drew Petersen seemed like just another free-spirited mountain dude. But the pain he was hiding nearly destroyed him.

As demand for the fitness brand’s famous bikes and treadmills peters out, its dedicated user base might be its saving grace

Science shows that spending time outdoors can help with all kinds of serious ailments. So why not a broken heart?

I’m on a quest to learn to love the body I’m in but afraid to push my limits outside

After a day of tackling moguls and black diamonds (or even the bunny hill), hit the mat with these poses that stretch your muscles and aid in recovery

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

This home gym uses cutting edge technology to take weight lifting into the 21st century

Why is taking an hour off so difficult?

Work less, adventure more, and get some rest

Water-cooler chat? Make an appointment.

The world of fitness is always changing—for better and for worse. Here, we’ve focused on the bright side, spotlighting five faces in the health and wellness scene that are pushing for inclusivity, justice, and kindness, toppling old conventions to make their own.

Can’t we all use a daily steam at the office?

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