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.

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Runner's high is often attributed to a burst of endorphins our bodies release during a long run or even vigorous exercise. But is that feeling of euphoria we experience from a rush of endorphins or something else?

By Jennifer Walker-Journey

So you've finally gotten up the guts to go skydiving. But what if you finally jump out of the plane and your parachute doesn't open? Are you a goner or do you have a good chance of surviving?

By Joanna Thompson

This stunning national park is a scuba diver's dream. But it's not for the inexperienced.

By Stephanie Vermillion

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North Yungas Road in Bolivia was dubbed the World's Most Dangerous Road in the 1990s, thanks to the hundreds of people who lost their lives each year on its twisting narrow path with a 2,000 foot drop. But what's it like today?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Hiking is growing in popularity, thanks in part to COVID-19 spurring more people into the outdoors. But before you head out on that trail, there are some 'trail etiquette' guidelines to be aware of.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Some experts argue it's not good to run every single day without letting the body rest. But others take running streaks to another level, and their bodies and minds are better for it.

By Jennifer Walker-Journey

As summer heats up and starts to sizzle, what could be more fun and refreshing than an inflatable backyard pool of cool? Here's what you need to know before you buy one.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Now that summer is here, you're probably itching to hit the pool or water park. But is it safe during the coronavirus pandemic? We've got good news and some not-so-good-news.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

Urban hunting might seem like an oxymoron but many cities and suburbs rely on hunters to keep the deer populations manageable. Here's how it works.

By Nathan Chandler

Navigating a massive cruise ship through open waters takes a load of technology. We'll show you how it happens.

In the last few years, trail hiking has exploded in popularity in America. What sparked the increase, and is this a good thing?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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It's just about vacation and pool season. But do you know exactly what you're swimming in?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Trophy hunting is extremely polarizing. On one hand, proponents argue it's important for the survival of big game species and conservation of their lands. Opponents say that argument holds no merit. We explore both sides of this divisive issue.

By Oisin Curran

The Boy Scouts of America will no longer include the word 'boy' in its official name. Opinions differ on the change.

By John Donovan

Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa sets the world record for biggest wave ever surfed — and it's huge!

By John Perritano

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The National Rifle Association focuses its considerable power on protecting the Second Amendment — the right to bear arms. But that was not their primary mission in their early years. So what changed?

By Vivien Bullen & Patrick J. Kiger

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

By John Perritano

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

By Shelley Danzy

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

By Jesslyn Shields

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

By John Donovan

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

By Christopher Hassiotis

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.

By Shelley Danzy

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

By Kate Kershner

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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?

By Julia Layton

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

By Laurie L. Dove