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These science-backed hacks can help you lower your stress levels almost instantly

You’ve probably never appreciated hang time like this before

These odd scraps of property tell us more about ourselves than we realize.

Kelly Murray, a certified pediatric and adult sleep consultant, shares what you need to know about this common habit

Nature and nurture both contribute to a dog’s lifespan. Bobi, the world’s oldest dog, is a perfect example.

Sure, pretty sunsets and endorphin-pumping summits do the trick. But we’ve also found plenty more surprising moments of wonder and delight.

I only recently learned that hitting the trails solo makes me feel more alive.

The sport sweeping the country taught me how to feel like a kid again

Answers to three of the most common questions asked in the springtime

Because staying hydrated doesn’t have to be complicated

When upgrading your kit becomes a way to ignore your problems

These 8 concepts I learned translated far beyond just the physical practice

Visiting the indoor crag during peak hours helped me cultivate a community

Reap all the physical and mental advantages of mindfulness without ever saying “ohm”

Americans live in one of the most individualistic nations on earth—and it can be one of the most isolating, too. Could hiking be a way for us to find our way back to community?

You'll want to try this hack to beat your insomnia

How to deal with death, injury, and loss, and why the tough-guy culture of the mountains is so toxic to healing.

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Training, tools, and techniques vary. What you need to know to choose a physical therapist versus a chiropractor.

At a dark moment in his childhood, the actor found belonging when he buried himself beneath the snow

When her son was jailed for a crime he didn’t commit, the former legislator dealt with her pain in isolation. A powerful experience in nature spurred her to turn to her community for support.

My sport is a huge part of my identity, but I’m not as good as I hoped I’d be. What if this is my peak? 

New studies confirm that spending time outside can ease physical symptoms

We asked experts what to consider before you hit the pavement

An argument in favor of catching sunrises, running errands, and talking with your friends face-to-face

5 tips to help you feel less critical and embrace your body

Therapy on the hiking trail couldn’t fix the new normal of Oregon wildfire season, but could it help me grapple with it?

After a grapefruit-size cancerous tumor nearly killed her, the physician committed to spending as much time as possible doing what she loves most

In a time when people are more attached to their devices than ever, getting outside has never been more vital to our happiness and wellbeing.

Experts weigh in on whether your period ought to have a say in your workouts

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She was one of the world’s best big-mountain freeskiers—and then, suddenly, she decided she was done

One yoga teacher immersed herself in freezing water for 31 days. Here’s her advice for how you can do it, too.

Research makes a strong case for taking your practice into the wild as the weather warms—or at least your backyard

A slow walk through the woods has psychological and physiological benefits—and it could teach you a few things about hiking, too.

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Exploring how the simple act of spending time outside can solve so many of life’s problems

COVID-19 lockdowns were critical for preventing the spread of the virus, but the isolation also took a toll on the strength of our immune systems. Plus: smart ways to stay healthy next time you get on a plane.

When one of the world’s best crack climbers was grounded by chronic fatigue syndrome—a mysterious illness with disabling symptoms that can include a mix of confusion, headaches, and sensory overload—his life became an uphill struggle just to feel human again.

All that hiking, biking, and climbing can take a toll on more than your quads

After suffering a brutal accident while on a kite-skiing expedition expedition in Patagonia, Jim Harris’s painstaking recovery took a sudden leap forward when he had an experience with magic mushrooms

When Leo Babler was born with a rare and deadly genetic disorder, his parents reshaped their lives, moving to the mountains, building out an adventure van, and making sure their son experienced the most beautiful wild places in the country during the time they had

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