Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities such as biking, climbing and hiking keep you active during the warmer months. Learn more about snow sports like bobsledding and the Iditarod to keep you moving this winter.


The National Park Service is considering making RSVPs mandatory for Zion National Park, as crowds have overrun the park.

U.S. runners are taking longer than ever to cross the finish line. But why?

"Dry drowning" sounds scary, and is all over the news. But is it even a real thing?

Think people who do things like jump out of a plane in a kayak have a death wish? A small 2017 study suggests otherwise.

The 20-year-old athlete became the first woman to enter the marathon, and officials tried to physically stop her. They couldn't.

People who take on the 26-mile run may be prone to acute kidney injury, a condition that can cause swelling, pain and even seizures.

Catch up on those missing zzzz's by spending some time in the great outdoors.

In the 20th century, Roger Bannister ran the first ever sub-four-minute mile. Will the 21st century see humans running a marathon in under two hours?

In an effort to encourage kids to wear helmets, designers looked to the iconic, Lego-esque plastic hair of Playmobil toys.

Tabei, also the first woman to reach the highest peak on all seven continents, spent her life challenging social norms and championing environmental causes.

New research finds that bike helmet airbags are pretty darn effective at protecting your noggin from traumatic brain injuries.

Whether they're scrambling up 750-foot Hong Kong skyscrapers or climbing up the world's tallest church, urban climbers are daredevils with a pretty insane view.

Luke Aikins plummeted at 120 mph, risking his life in a daredevil stunt. Physics saved him.

That red snapper you're enjoying for dinner might well be tilapia since 87 percent of snapper in the U.S. is mislabeled. Why is fish fraud so widespread?

A quixotic aquatic attempt to traverse the ocean between Florida and Bermuda got the Coast Guard involved, and not for the first time.

Meet the technology-driven products helping bicyclists take aim at safer riding conditions.

What does a Kiwi know about the American campfire classic, anyway? Well, he sure knows drama...

Land Rover's urban off-road track, aka the Discovery Sport Experience, shows drivers what they're missing as they commute to work each morning.

Aside from being fit, male endurance athletes may have an evolutionary advantage by simply being more attractive to the opposite sex. Let's look at the science behind it.

Participating in a turkey trot fun run may be a great way to work off Thanksgiving dinner, but it could have a long-term impact on your community, too.

You're running or biking, but you're quickly running out of steam. Then suddenly — BAM — you get a rush of energy. What's going on?

Long-distance running is inherently challenging and requires strength and endurance. Try running a 26.2-mile race backward, and you've added even more challenges to the feat!

Waterfall massages and mineral baths sound really soothing (and pricey) right about now. But you don't have to go to your day spa to get them –- you can savor them for free in the great outdoors. Which other luxury services fit that bill?

Going off the grid will take away the stress of being constantly connected, but are there real health benefits associated with natural living?

You want to help the environment and connect with nature, but you're not ready to move off the grid and live in a hut. Is there a middle ground?