Three life lessons from a teenage make-out over a bonfire
We found a novel treatment that actually removes the itch
They’re all over your social media feeds, but do they actually work? We turned to a pharmacist and dietician for answers.
Nature is the ultimate source of wonder. But what is awe, really, and why is it good for us?
A psychedelic renaissance is underway in the U.S., with an emphasis on the healing potential for depression and trauma. An Outside editor gives ketamine a test run and reports that the power is real.
Scientists are focusing on the power of awe, and for good reason. Experiencing it is essential for our health. Our author hit the road during California’s superbloom to figure out how our mind and bodies are transformed when we’re blown away by nature.
How to worry less and feel more like yourself
There are both healthy and harmful ways to get away from it all, psychologists point out
I have ADHD, occasional anxiety, and my sleep schedule sucked. After a four-month experiment, I found the antidote to my problems was right outside my front door.
Because social media has nothing on science
The scientific evidence is overwhelmingly clear: spending time outdoors boosts your brain function. So what are you waiting for?
The features include new metrics for cyclists, improved cellular access data for hikers, and mood tracking for wellness enthusiasts
Instead of berating yourself for wasting away your time, focus your energy on these three key benefits
At the end of my mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, I realized I needed to handle my sorrow the same way I approached athletic training
These science-backed hacks can help you lower your stress levels almost instantly
You’ve probably never appreciated hang time like this before
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
When upgrading your kit becomes a way to ignore your problems
These 8 concepts I learned translated far beyond just the physical practice
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
Notes from an intentional ski expedition on a new frontier.
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
There are limits to what your sign says about you.
New studies confirm that spending time outside can ease physical symptoms
An argument in favor of catching sunrises, running errands, and talking with your friends face-to-face
Therapy on the hiking trail couldn’t fix the new normal of Oregon wildfire season, but could it help me grapple with it?
It was a tribute to being human
Experts weigh in on whether your period ought to have a say in your workouts
Hydration isn’t just for race day. The latest science shows that it not only makes you feel better and stronger today, but is key to a long and healthy life.
Meditations on radical incrementalism for the adventurer
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.
Deep meditations in the woods? Yes please.
A slow walk through the woods has psychological and physiological benefits—and it could teach you a few things about hiking, too.
Learn about the benefits of being properly hydrated daily
I was forced to tap into my muscles, mind, and breath
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