Studies have shown that being outside has positive psychological and physiological benefits. Can the nature cure compete with Xanax?
Health and fitness columnist Brad Stulberg shares his tips on how to ensure that an active life and city life are not mutually exclusive
A morning run or evening spin class may feel great, but if the rest of your day involves sitting on your ass, a brief burst does little for your overall well-being.
Whether you’re an elite athlete or a restless desk jockey, there are better ways to achieve your goals. Just ask 4-Hour guru Tim Ferriss, who started quizzing the world’s greatest performers on their routines as a side project—and ended up with a whole new approach to training.
Things that make our lives easier might also be hurting us. A new class of tough designs saves the day.
What would happen if we treated sleep as seriously as our diet?
Take it from the world-champion surfer: there’s a right time for working, competing—and fighting for your life
Take care of the two things that support you wherever you go—and endure the most abuse
A handful of smart wearables promise to detect heat-related illnesses before they become dangerous. Trouble is, they're vastly over-promising on their abilities.
If you thought osteoporosis was only an issue for women and older men, you were wrong
In the future we’ll have fitness trackers that aren’t just fancy step-counters
A new study on BMX bikers tests this theory
There's no quick fix for post-traumatic stress disorder, but research has shown that surfing's physicality and flow can give victims some relief and a way forward. The author hit the water with his close friend Brian, a former Navy SEAL whose service in Afghanistan beat up his body, tortured his mind, and pushed him into a zone where violence—against himself or others—seemed inevitable.
You’re strong when you run flats but as soon as you hit a hill, you’re gasping like a fish on land. Here’s what’s going on.
Take the appropriate precautions so you can concentrate on your ride, not the pain coming from your inner thighs
“Blue zones” where entire communities live longer, better lives aren't just for grownups. Here’s how you can craft them in your own neighborhood.
When the American cyclist quit the Tour, he did exactly what an athlete should do
When you're outdoors, you tend to worry about grizzly bears, sharks, and mountain lions. But the real dangers are the parasites and microbes you can't even see. Steven Rinella has been felled by the worst of them, and he offers an essential guide to prioritizing your panic.
Although the smart sensor part doesn't actually require the swimsuit
Four ways to avoid a potentially dangerous inflammatory response
Over the past decade, ultrarunning has gone from a fringe pursuit for distance freaks to a hypercompetitive sport attracting big-time sponsors. But a mysterious training condition is suddenly plaguing its ranks, robbing a generation of top athletes of their talents and forcing victims to wonder: Is it possible to love this sport too much?
Seeking the high all day, every day
Base Camp ER founder Luanne Freer talks triage, altitude illness, and body recovery.
Marathoner Shalane Flanagan proves you actually can trust a skinny chef
There's no scientific evidence proving that salt therapy will make you a better athlete. But it can have some surprising health benefits that have nothing to do with the respiratory system.
Our test subject spends two uncomfortable weeks getting too close to everyone in his life
It doesn't take much to feel like you've gotten away.
No one's life is Instagram-perfect. Would we be better off sharing the mundane and unattractive parts of ourselves?
Step away from the smartphone. Gaining control over your screen time doesn't have to mean swearing off all electronics—just setting a few sane rules. Do it, and you'll be happier in the end.
Stephanie Gilmore was a world-champion surfer when a brutal attack by a stranger nearly ended her career. Now she's back on top, with a sixth world title, and reveals how she found happiness again—in the most unexpected places.
Being in the zone. Zenning out. Whatever you call it, concentrating so deeply you don't even realize it is sublime.
Keri Herman only started skiing seriously in her senior year of college. Now she's an Olympian. Here's how she turned her late start into a competitive advantage.
Used to be you had to live at altitude to adapt to it. But new research suggests that by training your respiratory muscles, you can teach yourself to perform better with less oxygen.
Save the world in style.