It was a tribute to being human
Experts weigh in on whether your period ought to have a say in your workouts
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.
Research makes a strong case for taking your practice into the wild as the weather warms—or at least your backyard
Exploring how the simple act of spending time outside can solve so many of life’s problems
I was forced to tap into my muscles, mind, and breath
All that hiking, biking, and climbing can take a toll on more than your quads
Because a healthy pelvic floor is, well, essential
Researchers Have Identified the One Type of Exercise That Makes People Live Longer—It’s Not What You May Think
According to the longest happiness study in history, we all need to be strengthening our relationships
Yogi Bryan explains what you can try anytime your anxiety becomes overwhelming
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
If the wellness industry doesn’t prioritize the health of the environment, is it really looking out for yours?
This diagnostic tool promotes fatphobia, which can cause more health problems than extra weight, and is rooted in racism. It's time to throw it away.
Instead of putting pen to paper, consider audio journaling as an alternative method of reflection
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
Depending on your sleep habits, waking up early in the name of productivity may not be beneficial for your physical or mental health
New research suggests that exercising only once or twice a week can deliver similar health benefits as more frequent workouts
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?
In some corners of the internet, low-impact exercise is having a moment. Even the most hard-charging athletes can benefit from a change of pace.
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.
These stories examine the most widespread health misconceptions in our world, the science that’s still unsettled, and the facts you can rely on when in doubt
Moving your body has plenty of physical benefits, but that’s just the start
Wildfire seasons are getting worse. The increase in smoke is harming heart, lung, brain, and skin health.
This routine can help you stretch out and stay active even when you're sitting down
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
New research on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs highlights the importance of consistency
Doesn’t look like you’ll head back to the office any time soon—why not add some luxury to your home setup?
Choose wisely to take care of your skin and the planet at the same time
Set yourself up for sleep success with these important tips
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
Our basic biology can steer us toward bad habits and compulsive behavior. Overcoming these pitfalls requires effort and discipline.
Want to grow your own food but don’t know where to start? Plant a few of these and you’ll have a full pantry in no time.
Five scientifically proven ways to up the fun in your life
Professional athletes and everyday recreationalist swear by active recovery with OOFOS
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
Our best advice for growing your own food and foliage
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.
And why we’re already stoked for next season
Drew Petersen seemed like just another free-spirited mountain dude. But the pain he was hiding nearly destroyed him.
Critiques about body size and type can not only cause physical and mental harm but also reinforce implicit gatekeeping in sports
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
Why is taking an hour off so difficult?
Work less, adventure more, and get some rest
Water-cooler chat? Make an appointment.
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.
Can’t we all use a daily steam at the office?
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.
And faced my fear of the ocean to boot
He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.
New Year's resolutions are for the birds
Rethink your approach to work, fitness, and process as you head into the new year
This year’s predictions include fewer diets and a possible return of minimalist running shoes
Perfect for gifting—or treating yourself in the new year
Seasonal outdoor work seems idyllic, but it isn’t an easy lifestyle. Guides are starting to open up about the challenges of constant transitions, and new research offers insight into their unique situation.
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
Activities such as lifting weights, hiking, or even woodworking teach us humility and keep us grounded in reality
No—and here’s why
In this excerpt from his new book ‘The Practice of Groundedness,’ our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg gives concrete steps to integrate exercise into your daily life
When you confront your mortality on a regular basis, the shift in perspective can be profound
Oregon voters have opened the door to treating mental illness with substances like ketamine and psilocybin. In a peek at the future, our seeker attends a backwoods retreat where patients get help from a powerful combination of drugs and the outdoors.
After a particularly rough spring, an Outside editor invested in a Coway Mighty air purifier to help with her asthma. She’s breathing better already—and the rest of her family is, too.
A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.
What sets Athletic’s award-winning craft brews apart? They prove that you don’t need to compromise on taste or your health to enjoy great beer.
In this excerpt from his new book ‘The Practice of Groundedness,’ our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg explains how ritualizing exercise benefits your brain and body
After taking a cue from ‘My Morning Routine,’ an Outside contributor discovered an extra hour in her day
Get these six items to improve your sleep and wake up ready for anything
It’s not exactly fun in the moment, but after, you’ll say it was the best time you ever had