Now that checking bags costs an arm and a leg, I'm having trouble staying organized on short work trips. Any tips for packing everything I need to work, exercise, and dine out?

I normally do regular bench presses. Should I add incline and decline presses into my workout, and, if so, how often?

It’s dark outside when I go running after work. How can I avoid getting hit by a car?

My pre-climb warm-up feels unstructured. Are there any stretches I can do to be a better climber?

I need to update my gear closet for a weekend backpacking trip in Arizona. I can't afford to spend much, but my husband and I are aiming to hike upward of 15 miles each day and I don't want to be weighed down. Any suggestions?

I've always followed standard workout nutrition guidelines, but will adding caffeine to my routine improve my performance?

Is there a good reason to buy a women’s-specific sleeping bag?

Both fresh and frozen fruits are high in fiber, packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. When you want a healthy grab-and-go snack, opt for fresh fruit. It also makes a great side dish for any meal. The downside is that it can be expensive, and it…

I'm a runner and a breast cancer survivor. What's the best breast-cancer-awareness-branded running gear?

I want to start flintknapping. Where are the best places to learn?

How do professional triathletes negotiate international travel with three sports worth of gear?

1. Not bringing enough water.2. Not bringing electrolyte replacements.3. Not bringing enough water. 4. Hiking during the middle of the day in the summer.5. Thinking that because they are in great shape, they’re acclimated to the heat. Let’s look at some of these: Not bringing…

Good news: Some cotton no longer kills. Like any good gear girl, I’ve avoided wearing cotton for outdoor activities—it’s comfortable, but when it gets wet it tends to stay that way, and wet clothing chaffes, saps body heat, and can induce hypothermia, even in mild conditions. Hence the saying. PolarMax…

My lower back kills me after long bike rides. How can I fix this?

Stress is a major contributor to cravings, especially when you’re trapped in the office all day. As your body reacts to stress, your stress hormones increase. This creates an increase in grehlin, the hormone that stimulates feelings of hunger, which can lead to cravings even when you aren’t hungry. While…

I haven’t run a 10K since high school, but I’d like to get back into running. Can you set me up with a three-month training plan?

I’ve encountered a lot of weather folklore over the years from books and other guides. A few methods are reliable, and others may work depending on what part of the U.S. or world you’re in. Below, I’ve listed some of the signs that I rely on to evaluate weather conditions…

What can I do to stay warm if I have to spend a night in the cold without a sleeping bag?

I'm running a marathon this fall, and I want to bring my toddler with me while I train. What stroller should I buy?

I need a comfortable pair of multi-purpose shorts. What do you recommend?

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