Health

Learning from the Power of the Outdoors

Hailey Schnieders / Health and lifestyle

There are many reasons for which we seek adventure. Whether it’s an escape from reality, change of scenery, the need for creative influence, the list will always go on.

5 Lessons for Long-Distance Cycle Touring

Jonathon Reed / How-to, health, activities, and travel

I’m currently bicycling 15,000 km across Canada from the east coast to the Arctic to the west coast.

It's Time to Stop Polluting Our Oceans

Joshua Braun / How-to, health, and lifestyle

Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters across the globe.

12 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time Outdoors

Trent + Georgie / Health and lifestyle

It’s no secret that spending time outdoors makes us feel… well, good. But it can sometimes be difficult to quantify exactly what it is about nature that conjures up warmth and happiness within us.

How to Benefit from the Outdoors Every Day

Cara Rensing / How-to, health, and lifestyle

To get the most benefits, try spending some time in nature every single day, even if it's only for a few minutes. Here are some ideas for bringing nature into your life. 1.

How Hikers Can Avoid Blisters and Other Foot Problems

Thomas Johnson / How-to and health

Hiking is an activity that requires extensive use of the feet. We rely on them to carry us safely to the end of the trail.

How 5 Days in the Grand Canyon Helped Me Process Grief

Chloe Donlan / Health and lifestyle

Ever since losing my friend, I have been struggling to understand my grief.

An Easy Camping Recipe for Apple Oatmeal Cones

Adam Kingman / How-to, health, lifestyle, and travel

Apple Oatmeal Cones I haven't had much luck packing in snow cones during the summer months, so here's a killer alternative for all you camp hack lovers out there.

Butternut Squash Cauliflower Trail Tacos

Adam Kingman / How-to, health, and lifestyle

For those of you who have exhausted your freeze dried meal options and peanut butter sandwich supply, this one's for you.

Lost Your Inspiration? Get Outside.

Garrett Graham / How-to, health, and lifestyle

I take photos and videos for a living and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy. But 2017 came along and all January I was stuck in bed with a cold and in February I crashed my Phantom.

How to Cook Stuffed Bell Peppers in a Dutch Oven

Alex Anderson / How-to, health, and activities

Everyone loves home made stuffed bell peppers, so what's better then enjoying this delicious meal while we are camping in our favorite location.

How the Outdoors Helped Me Fight Depression

Matt Van Swol / Health and lifestyle

Millions of Americans suffer from some kind of depression.

Finding Balance in New Hampshire's White Mountains

Chloë Lynn Chartouni-Mykytyn / Destinations, health, lifestyle, activities, and travel

In December, I had resolved to balance out the law with more hikes and photography. I did the research and made a plan. But like with any design, this too did not go as planned.

8 Camping Meals You'll Want to Bring Home with You

Tava Hoag / How-to, health, lifestyle, and activities

There’s nothing quite like a campfire meal. For me it feels almost primal to cook beneath the stars out in the woods.

How Biking Changed My Life and May Change Yours Too

Diane Cunnings / Health, activities, and lifestyle

It wasn’t until after a friend’s exuberant Labrador retriever yanked me off a porch that my relationship to bicycles was rekindled.

5 Things I Learned from Being Raised in the Outdoors

Austin Jackson / Health, lifestyle, family, and activities

I grew up fortunate. No, I wasn't the richest kid, and I was never sporting the newest pair of Nikes. I was never the most liked or funniest kid in the class, but I was still fortunate.

The Value of Slowing Down in the Wild

Marc Fryt / Destinations, health, lifestyle, and activities

Like the sun burns on my face and arms, the summer pace burnt my appetite for any more long weekends.

Don't Waste the Off-Season

Kevin Abernethy / How-to, health, and lifestyle

We are in the thick of the winter lull; some trailheads are closed and well beaten paths are covered in snow.

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Travel Alone

Alex Patchett / Health, lifestyle, activities, and travel

Who doesn't love traveling? Exploring new areas, new cultures, and making amazing memories with friends.

Answering Nature's Call: Backcountry Potty Protocol

Mike Quine / How-to, health, and activities

Most of us loyal Outbound followers have surely experienced the reliefs and woes associated with answering Nature's inevitable call while out hiking or backpacking.

Break 10 Bad Habits in 2017 by Spending More Time Outside

Rachel Davidson / How-to, health, and lifestyle

You’ve spent the last few weeks stuffing yourself full, splurging on gifts, and drinking every night “in the holiday spirit.” And just like that – it’s all over, and 2017 came out of nowhere.

Why Spending Time Outdoors Will Simplify Your Life

Cambrey Knapp / Health, lifestyle, and activities

Where on earth can I find happiness? Isn't that one of the most classic questions we ask ourselves? You can't tell me that that inquiry hasn't crossed your mind a time or two during your short stint .

Creative Drought; Friend or Foe?

Garrett Schmidt / How-to, health, lifestyle, and travel

We have all experienced it on some level in our profession or passions. Drought comes to those who have a desire for perfection and growth.

4 Backpacking Lessons Learned on my Couch

Christian Murillo / Health, lifestyle, activities, and travel

Injuries can be a real thorn in the side to all of your fun outdoor plans, but they can also provide an interesting opportunity to get back to the drawing board and re-think your indoor lifestyle.