Health and Beauty


Rise has two categories of bars—whey protein bars and plant-based protein bars. The almond-honey option only has three ingredients (almonds, honey, and whey isolate), offers 20 grams of protein, 13 grams of sugar, and 16 grams of fat, and boasts just 280 calories. It’s void of grains, preservatives, gluten, soy,…

If you’re craving a candy bar but want to pretend you’re being healthy, this protein bar is your best friend. It’s packed with protein (20 grams) but goes heavy on the sugar (29 grams). The plus side? At 350 calories, it’s a legitimate meal-replacement option. If taste and protein are…

RxBar takes a whole-food and minimal-ingredient approach to its bars, using pure egg whites for protein along with almonds, cashews, and dates. Each bar has 210 calories and is paleo and Whole30 compliant, with no added sugar, dairy, soy, or gluten. There are at least 12 flavors to choose from,…

Our 7 favorite scents for men who prefer ski boots to a suit jacket

Supporters say the proposed regulations are over 40 years overdue and would be a major win for public health

It's time to take the Marie Kondo approach to your time

Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests—and quite possibly even racist. How did we get it so wrong?

The editors weigh in on all the things we ought to give up... but won't

Our advice for maintaining your nutrition and training goals this holiday season? Chill out.

Stressed? Overworked? Need a vacation? Put away your phone and go outside with no schedule or plan.

Avoid coral-killing chemical sunscreens and try one of these safer sun-protection methods

Potions to stay prepped for tomorrow’s adventure

The right products and five extra minutes can make a big difference

Eight products used by athletes and expert adventurers to protect their faces from the elements

There are more ways to mess up sun protection than just, you know, forgetting to use it

These pros spend their days in the high alpine and dry desert. Here's how they protect their skin.

Mountain bikers Megan Walsh and Skye Nacel live a pretty idyllic life in their 250-square-foot Oregon cabin.

How to know when it's okay to keep pushing and when you're better off taking it easy

We investigated whether it's possible to get a healthy and delicious meal in a bottle

A professional adventurer has to break a few eggs along the way—and, apparently, several bones and a skull. Mark Jenkins tallies up the most memorable injuries and mishaps from a life lived on the edge.

The high-protein, calorie- and nutrient-dense snack is a staple in our Santa Fe office. But there's more than one spread to power an adventure.

Science is a slow-moving process. Don't fixate on bright-shiny objects at the expense of a few fundamental truths.

How do we know them already? Because we asked some of the brightest minds in the business.

Taking care of your body shouldn't stop at the gym.  (Courtesy Kopari) Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub ($38) Who doesn’t want to be gently massaged by tiny bits of crushed Tahitian coconut shells? This organic coconut oil-based body scrub sloughs off dry skin, leaving you moisturized, super-smooth, and smelling sweet.

Because No-Shave November is the best time to start growing your beard

Chance favors the prepared nomad.  (Courtesy Outlaw Soaps) Outlaw Soaps PCT Adventure Soap Set ($24) Just like the through-hike it was named for, Outlaw Soaps’ PCT Adventure soap set delivers the intoxicating odors of both the mountains (with a natural pine fragrance) and the high desert (courtesy of sagebrush oil)…

Former Navy SEAL doctor Kirk Parsley insists getting enough rest is the single most effective performance-enhancing habit

Up your skin-care game with these cold-weather remedies.

More women in the running community are beginning to speak out about amenorrhea

Sitting can be lethal, right? We asked the experts how to stay healthy while doing the one thing that, for the most of us, takes up the majority of the day.

Some athletes and trainers claim the structural protein helps stave off injuries like ACL tears. Don't listen to them.

Spa treatments have gotten wild in recent years, especially in Southern California, where women pay big bucks for radical remedies like colonics, juice fasts, and a Gwyneth Paltrow fave—the life-changing V-steam. Taffy Brodesser-Akner dons a satin robe and asks: If this is the path to happiness, why am I so freaked out?

I've never been good at resting—I've climbed almost every day for the past 16 years. A recent injury, however, forced me to begrudgingly acknowledge that sometimes the best thing you can do for your training is stop it altogether.

The gear and advice you need to maximize your pre-work time

Behind-the-scenes with the company's efforts to make sure kids—and parents—are valued at the office

Last November, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack at 20,000 feet. Did the altitude have something to do with it?

The unexpected techniques and technologies that military service members and veterans are using to cope with stress and its related disorders

New research suggests that not everyone should be eating the same foods. In fact, some athletes might benefit from these doughnuts.

Eight products to treat your skin right.  (Love and Leche) Love and Leche's Mountain Goat Lotion Bar Guaranteed Pleaser Love and Leche’s ­Mountain Goat lotion bar served us well after a day of rock climbing, moisturizing split fingers and calming ­blisters. It also excels as a lip balm and tames scraggly…

We took the best parts of our favorite cities and created the ultimate utopia for outdoor lovers

Studies have shown that being outside has positive psychological and physiological benefits. Can the nature cure compete with Xanax?

How to get into the boutique, nearly lost art of the wet shave

Your new, most important grooming product

Stop skimping on cheap razors and creams. Your face will thank you.

All those face shots tear up your lips. Here’s what you need to nurse them back to health.

Snow and wind will do a number on your face and hands. Treat your skin right this season with these seven essential soaps, scrubs, and razors made from all-natural ingredients.

Even the dirtiest of dirtbags deserves to clean up nice at the beginning (and end) of the day.

Travel feels the most glamorous when you’re not physically traveling. So it follows that the nicest thing you could give someone is a way to escape the dreariness of airports, nonreclining seats, and sad airplane food.

Take care of the two things that support you wherever you go—and endure the most abuse

The best clothes for our favorite time of year

Take the appropriate precautions so you can concentrate on your ride, not the pain coming from your inner thighs

Gear companies from around the world released their brand-new summer 2016 products this week at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. We pored over all of it, and these five products—from a brilliant new water filter to a totally reinvented waterproof jacket—were our top picks for Gear…

One blade and one very sturdy carrying case are all you need for the perfect shave

The best gifts don’t have to cost a fortune

The Grooming Essentials of 2015

A different kind of close shave, inspired by one of the world's most famous alpinists and photographers.

One running-style-sex lubricant to rule them all

Fat and fit is a myth, but a few extra pounds won't kill you—and being skinny won't necessarily save your life.

Traveling for race day? A well-stocked dopp kit is your secret weapon.

Get it growing right with these pro tips and tools.

Cold is brutal on skin. Keep your armor smooth with these simple remedies.

Nine tools to get you cleaned up as workouts move indoors.

Most of us shower daily to stay clean. But from a scientific standpoint, our modern hygiene habits are overrated.

Nine health and grooming tools for maximum good clean fun

Whether you're an elite rock climber or just plain hard on your hands, these are the tips you need to keep your skin strong and healthy.

Have your cake, cookies, and candy—and eat it too. Just not all at once.

Bet you didn’t think this would come up in your fitness regimen, but your esophagus needs love during training, too. Intense exercise can contribute to heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and there’s a good chance that ramping up your routine may be causing your symptoms, says…

You're overworked, overstressed, and overconnected. But don't worry. We're here to help.

Studies and experts suggest that nasal strips like Breathe Right don’t improve athletic performance in adults in any measure—no improved VO2 max, ventilation, maximal work rate, lactate threshold, or lowered ratings of perceived exertion. And it appears the same goes for horses. “Equine nasal…

Mother always said to drink your, uh, sunscreen?

From long flights to backpacking treks, one of the ugly universal truths of travel is a condition known as stanky bottom. Toilet paper is no match for this. In fact, it often exacerbates the problem, causing chafing and other issues. When stanky bottom strikes—and strike it will—you’re going to need…

Cooks the tastiest steak, cleans the grimiest skin

Five DEET-free options to fend off bugs this summer

Scurvy set into Wilson Price Hunt's party until the Shoshone mega-dosed his explorers on their super-high-C "bush" remedy.

That fancy exfoliating wash cream you just dropped a bundle on? It may be full of "microbeads" and mucking up some major waterways.

Ah, lucky number seven: You’re referring, of course, to a recent British study in which people who ate the most fruit and vegetables on a daily basis (seven or more portions, as defined by the UK’s Department of Health portion sizes) had a 42 percent reduced risk…