It’s not just a momentary mood booster, but a reminder of what we’re capable of
Can mindful running make you faster—or at least happier?
Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path
Dealing with discomfort isn’t a magical gift. It’s a skill, and you can improve at it.
Think you wouldn’t benefit from some mental maintenance? Think again.
Few activities are more self-sufficiently satisfying
How to embrace tough situations and use them in your favor
For over 10 years, Daniels had been plagued by stress fractures along with Achilles and high hamstring injuries. Here's how and why he finally slowed down to build a healthier running foundation.
Finding your path is more than a cliché: It can help you reach your potential. Discover what purpose looks like and how to find yours.
As athletes, we tend to glorify discipline, but sometimes it’s necessary to move on to new activities and identities.
Discover and foster goals that spark passion, excitement, and daily enjoyment through these science-backed mindfulness strategies.
What science says about setting meaningful, internally motivating, and satisfying goals that are exciting but not overwhelming.
Bouldering psychotherapy is gaining traction because the sport is unique in its easy access and ability to draw out emotions
My dogs love every run, with no goals, measurements or expectations. I need that right now.
Mindfulness meditation can enhance focus, boost racing performance, lower pain perception, and treat anxiety. Here’s what it is, and how to start.
New research says yes. Fortunately, there's something we can do about it.
Learn to quiet your mind to improve your day, your night, and your game
Journaling is for everyone, but especially athletes. Here are the two types of journals you should have and how to get started.
Even casual drinkers may get a few cravings as they go cold turkey. Here's how to beat them.
The experts have spoken on what we will see in the coming year
Beautiful places, kind people, and great food aren't just nice things to experience—they're key to good mental health
Yoga inversions are easier—and more useful—than you might think
Skylights, a show run by wilderness therapists, talks about nature-oriented approaches to topics like gaming addiction, parenting, and isolation
You can't force your way to healthy habits
How one nonprofit is working to get more people outside through urban adventures
The famed ski mountaineer on what she thinks about when she looks down
We asked hikers for advice on how to readjust to life after the trail
Raynelle Rino, the founder of Rino Consulting Solutions, taps into the therapeutic effects of nature, specifically for people of color who work emotionally taxing jobs
Yogis are flocking to plein air classes everywhere from the African bush to downtown Austin rooftops
Laird Hamilton's rules for preventive maintenance
A new book shows you how to get into the mindset that leads to mastery and peak performance
The director of a meditation program developed by neuroscientists explains how teaching athletes mindfulness can change their brains
There's more to it than just trying really hard
A month on mPEAK, a performance-driven mindfulness program
After adopting a meditation practice a decade into his career, Knox is near the top of his athletic game
We asked some of most prominent experts what to expect in the coming year
Don’t compare yourself to others, and embrace the slog
A wave of psychotherapists are treating patients by running with them
An ode to those who can't sit still
What if striving to be great is what's holding you back?
The renowned meditation teacher talks to Tim Ferriss about finding freedom and joy in the present
Our writer and favorite curmudgeon completed UC Berkeley's ten-week Science of Happiness online course. Did it make him happier? Not really. But he still came away with some important, if obvious, rules to live by.
Garmin and Apple are among a recent wave of companies who’ve entered the stress tracking market. Do the products live up to their claims?
Smith claims these sunnies can help you focus better. Do they actually work?
You’ve heard the hype about meditation and other "non-judgemental awareness" practices. Now check out the data.
The new Watch is a more sophisticated fitness tracker than its predecessor, with an updated operating system, upgraded hardware, and cellular connectivity. But will it be enough to win over athletes?
A slew of new products claim to be the Fitbit for your Zen
Breathing techniques can help you maintain better focus, control your effort, and channel anxiety into positive energy
At the University of Vermont, mathematicians in the Computational Story Lab are reading your tweets and learning a lot about our collective well-being
From Lululemon, Ebb then Flow is a film that follows surfer and Elite Ambassador for Lululemon, Evan Valiere. Valiere diverts from the uniform recipe for success; training, visualization, flow state, and 10,000 hours to lead to perfection.
Upscale meditation studios are bringing mindfulness to the masses. Are they also diluting the practice?
The focus-demanding sport could affect the brain more deeply than we know
This skill doesn't just belong in gymnastics competitions. Use it to clear obstacles on the trail and move deftly around nature's roadblocks.
Elite competitors have long practiced meditation and mindfulness. But neuroscience shows that it’s the true believers who are finding that higher gear—through prayer.
An entire industry is trying to curb our boredom while running. But if you can harness that feeling of restlessness, you may find yourself stronger and faster than ever.
We've got you covered from the start of your training to the moment the gun goes off
Our devices are increasingly taking us out of reality, even when we're in nature. Here's how to get back into it.
Was it the time travelers, the jaguar people, or the song from Pocahontas? All I know is that, as my exploration of psychedelics grew from a few campout mushrooms to full-on ayahuasca ceremonies, I felt better than I ever had in my life.
Blood analysis! Fat burning! Centenarians and pockets full of bacon! All that, plus six more of the biggest fitness trends from this year.
A native of San Francisco, Louise Sanseau grew up skiing 5-15 days a year. But between high school and college, she took a wilderness trip that changed her course forever.
A new device called Halo Sport promises to improve performance by stimulating your mind. We zapped our brains in the name of science to see if it could really make us faster.
Fitness gains don’t occur during workouts, they occur after. Recovering while stressed could throw a serious wrench into your training.
These oases of relaxation, adventure, mindful eating, and awe-inspiring views are going to be very popular once it's safe travel again. Until then, we can dream.
Researchers are showing everyday athletes how to train their brains to perform like the pros
Yoga can help children in many of the same ways it helps adults: by encouraging a sense of calm, presence, and mindfulness