Beth Rodden opens up about her decades-long struggle with her body and climbing
Stop worrying about weight gain. The pandemic gives you enough to think about.
When the long-running TV game show relaunched in January, it promised a kinder, gentler version suited for the current health climate. It didn't deliver.
Nutritionist and journalist Christy Harrison makes a case against the state of nutrition in America in her new book, 'Anti-Diet'
A good diet is a balance of nutrition, flexibility, and giving your body what it needs
The new program, called Kurbo, could encourage dangerous habits for young people
Silicon Valley’s latest foray into fitness tech offers a new way to measure up
Old-school diets may have fallen out of favor, but diet messaging is still everywhere. Intuitive eating promises to help you drown it out.
Don't set yourself up for failure
You've heard about paleo, keto, Whole30, IIFYM, and intermittent fasting. But can they support an active lifestyle?
Sure, eating less is the main driver of weight loss, but nailing the right amount of shut-eye each night helps too
Plain old spuds are the original superfood. We should all be eating more of them.
Among other things: potatoes are the shit, junk food is OK, and everything you know about serving sizes is wrong
It won't solve all your health problems, but it might make your life a bit better
More than a century ago, strongman Adrian Peter Schmidt published a book claiming he could get you fit with just 15 minutes of work per day. We put that claim to the test.
A growing number of scientists, athletes, and even a retired general believe that fasting leads to better health. Should you listen?
The popular comic writer and entrepreneur can trace his success back to one day: the day he started running
A new study would have us believe that we have to work harder now to maintain a healthy weight. But is it true?
Fat and fit is a myth, but a few extra pounds won't kill you—and being skinny won't necessarily save your life.
Losing fat and boosting muscle mass can make a big difference in how you burn calories.
Get more from your standing desk.
Some companies claim that their clothing can make you burn extra calories. Don't believe the hype.
A techy barbecue straight out of 'Elysium'
The smart way to drink beer
Music to your ears, training for your heart
You no longer need a backyard to grill like a caveman.
Six surprising reasons to sweat that go far beyond vanity.
Yoga just entered the digital age.
Foil bike thieves while recording your commuting data.
Your bowl of oatmeal may get boring, but it’s the key to better meal choices throughout the day
Even if it means eating a bar on the bike
Fact-checking trusted training maxims
What's around your wrist can affect how much is in your wallet
Restaurants make us impulsive, which means it can be hard to turn down the cheesecake no matter how big a label it comes with.
We don't know if the biohacking craze is full of snake-oil salesmen or prophets. Probably a little of both.
Face it, most of us aren't complete athletes. We lack the strength to make us fit, and we follow cultlike exercise programs. But there is a cure: Listen to renegade coach Mark Rippetoe, grab a barbell, and get back to basics.
We've taught ourselves to consider high-calorie snacks a reward for hard work. But there's a secret to making our diets more effective and keeping the weight off—and it has nothing to do with willpower.
Rule One: Don't confine your training to the gym. Movement needs to be a lifestyle. Rule Two: Don't just move. You need a goal. And you need to train.
Ingenious tips from essential wellness books
I thought that starchy foods aren't good for you—why do I keep reading about the health benefits of this certain type?
There's more to life than chasing definition in certain muscle groups. Maintaining a healthy weight, for instance.
Creating a food journal to help you lose weight just got a helluva lot easier.
Most CrossFit affiliates across the country welcome out-of-towners who want to take part in the workout of the day—or WOD—making any vacation into a possible CrossFit vacation. But if you’re looking for a trip that specifically caters to people who like to spend their free time doing burpees, snatches, ring…
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…
How do we put this nicely? If you’re anything like the participants in a recent Canadian study, you’re probably wrong about your workout intensity. (And yes, you probably are like them, considering that the group contained both men and women of different ages, ethnicities, and BMI classes.)…
This may not be the answer you’re looking for, but it’s the truth: The most effective way to get back into shape (and stay that way) isn’t by just doing one magic move over and over. The good news? You may not have to work out more than or…
In a desperate measure to burn surfeit calories, men and women have rushed to stuff their jiggly bits into resistance pants. But can clothing really make a workout any better?
Vitamin B12 shots have been around for years, and they’re often marketed as a miracle cure for everything from fatigue to depression to those stubborn extra pounds you can’t shake. And while it’s true that a B12 deficiency can contribute to those things, there is…
In an age of whiz-bang techno-training, it’s way too easy to lose track of what made us fit in the first place: quality movement, good food, and high-intensity common sense.
New Healthkit app displays live fitness data, connects doctors and patients in real-time
Tracing the origins of Connecticut’s Milk Ban
Outside catches up with the author of Diet Cults to parse the culture of nutritional fads, from the (misplaced?) logic behind the Paleo Diet to the emerging sugary sports drink controversy.
Over, under or somewhere in between, your weight may not be as unhealthy as you think
Researchers have fingered several things as sources of sweet cravings. Stress, caffeine, and lack of sleep can all over stimulate your HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, the body’s stress response system. Researchers believe chronic overstimulation of that HPA axis can impair its function, leading to poor immune activity, memory, and metabolism. Calorie-dense…
Belly bulge afflicts even the most active people around the holidays, but there's a proven way to defeat it.
Some studies favor low intensity, some high intensity—read the fine print, and opt for both
Can you lose weight just by downing a glass of water before dinner?
The formula to weight loss is simple: eat less and exercise more. So why are these simple things so impossibly hard to do?
The weight-loss industrial complex keeps pumping out diets, but a new study suggests it's time to radically rethink our approach to eating—and refocus on the basics
These healthy eats can help you build strength, sustain energy, and recover faster
Body fat is just an inert layer of blubber, right? If only. New research shows that it's more like a toxic parasite that doesn't want to let go. The good news: if you exercise and eat right, you can force it to.
I'm trying to measure my progress on a new exercise routine. What's the best device for tracking body fat at home?
My gym has one of those vibration machines that’s supposed to help you lose weight by standing on it. Do these things really work—and are they safe?
If I want to drop pounds in the new year, should I focus more on cardio conditioning or strength training?
We break down the best sites, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and apps for travelers, bikers, gear nerds, and more
Get faster by getting leaner.
Everything you need to know to fuel properly this year
The caffeine-free, fully cleansed, take-a-nap, buff-as-hell guide to a new you.
From game-changing new materials (like moisture-wicking cotton) to evolutionary leaps in engineering (like a rotating helmet for extreme crashes), the avant-garde of 21st-century gear has just one thing in common: a total disregard for the status quo.
Whether you're a hardcore triathlete or just a flabophobic weekend warrior, the best new scales make it easier than ever to track progress.
The quickest way to boost your performance in any sport? Drop some gut.
Dave Scott's active-guy calorie calculator.
What, if any, benefit do we get from a properly executed sauna? I notice my heart rate is elevated so I wonder about any cardio benefit. I also assume that with increased heart rate we enjoy some increased circulation and "cleaning" of waste products from Peter Olson Santa Fe, New Mexico
What is the best time of day for aerobic and anaerobic exercise? David Centennial, Colorado
I lost 40 pounds through running, biking, and counting calories. Now I want to maintain my weight but have not kicked the calorie-counting habit. I still record everything I eat. Do you have any advice for kicking the recording habit? Daryl Davis Osceola, Indiana
The 12 most common, performance-defeating fitness mistakes, and how to fix them