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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?

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.

And faced my fear of the ocean to boot

He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.

“Though we’ve tested pricier, more feature-rich watches, we liked the budget-friendly simplicity of the new M2,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. “It provides all the data you want (heart rate, activity tracking, interval timers) without any extraneous, confusing metrics that you don’t need.”…

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.

New Year's resolutions are for the birds

Rethink your approach to work, fitness, and process as you head into the new year

This year’s predictions include fewer diets and a possible return of minimalist running shoes

America’s youth are in desperate need of real-life human connection. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bassist says there’s no better place to provide that than a skate park.

Perfect for gifting—or treating yourself in the new year

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

Seasonal outdoor work seems idyllic, but it isn’t an easy lifestyle. Guides are starting to open up about the challenges of constant transitions, and new research offers insight into their unique situation.

After Lawlor Coe lost his brother Hunter to tragedy, he did everything he could to avoid his pain. Then he began to run.

When someone gets hurt in the wild, we know what to do. But what we’ve lacked for way too long are the tools to help people in severe mental distress.

Mike McCastle has found a very unusual way to benefit others: by enduring agonizing physical challenges

After upgrading his medicine cabinet, one Outside editor credits the Superberry Overnight Mask with his biggest skin transformation

Change offered an elite athlete an opportunity to better understand herself—and what she still wants from her sport

In a year when record numbers of Americans were changing jobs, these companies attracted top talent with benefits like paid sabbaticals, all-inclusive ski trips, and free health care

On the complicated experience of seeing Japanese wellness practices exoticized in the West

Activities such as lifting weights, hiking, or even woodworking teach us humility and keep us grounded in reality

As a city kid with a back condition, Maricela Rosales was an unlikely outdoor athlete. But scaling walls became her pathway to joy.

Feeling adrift in a black hole after your marathon? You’re normal, and in good company. World-class runners, coaches and sport psychologists offer their advice.

Good news: sustainability and joy go hand in hand

In this excerpt from his new book ‘The Practice of Groundedness,’ our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg gives concrete steps to integrate exercise into your daily life

The past year showed us all that having access to the outdoors is essential for our health and well-being. It also magnified the inequities inherent in that access. For 2021’s Best Towns package, we chose 13 of the country’s most diverse places and evaluated them according to the factors that matter today: sustainability, affordability, and outdoor equity. Here are the cities of tomorrow.

For Indie singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop and British rapper Testament, the natural world is an endless source of creative inspiration

Even after a life-changing diagnosis, I can still experience the thrill of adventure

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

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