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?
A new study on exercise at different periods of the day begs the question: When do you work, out and why?
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.
Hint: this is a trick question
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
This home gym uses cutting edge technology to take weight lifting into the 21st century
Instagram makes it look so easy
Old habits are hard to break
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The energy bars and hydration mixes our editors swear by, on sale at Backcountry
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
On the complicated experience of seeing Japanese wellness practices exoticized in the West
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.
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.