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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Some of Glacier National Park's Best Sites Are Underwater

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

What's It Like Cycling the World's Most Dangerous Road?

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?

5 Pieces of Trail Advice to Keep You From Looking Like a Newbie

Hiking is wildly popular today, thanks in part to the coronavirus spurring more people into the outdoors. But before you head out on that trail, there are some 'trail etiquette' guidelines you need to be aware of.

Is Running Every Single Day Good for Your Body?

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.

Before You Buy an Inflatable Pool, Read This!

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.

Is It Safe to Swim During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

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.

Why Many American Suburbs Welcome Urban Deer Hunters

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.

How to Steer a Cruise Ship

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

The 'Wild' Effect? Why Hiking Is Surging in Popularity in the U.S.

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

Code Brown: Pools Are Nasty, Study Says

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

How Trophy Hunting Works

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.

Boy Scouts Gets New Name, Admits Girls, Keeps Evolving

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

Gnarly Dude! Surfer Rides Record-breaking Wave

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

How the NRA Works

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?

Zion National Park Overrun by Tourists, RSVP May Soon Be Required

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

From the 5K to the Marathon, American Runners Are Slowing Down

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

Why Using the Term 'Dry Drowning' Could Do More Harm Than Good

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

Extreme Sports Athletes Crave the Reward, Not the Risk

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

Kathrine Switzer's Trailblazing Boston Marathon Run Was 50 Years Ago

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

Surprising Number of Marathoners Had Kidney Damage in Small, New Study

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.

Spend a Weekend Camping to Sleep Better, Study Says

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

Could Humans Break the Two-hour Marathon Barrier?

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?

Bike Helmets That Look Like Toy Hair Could Get More Kids to Wear Them

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

Junko Tabei, the First Woman to Conquer Everest, Has Died

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

Bike Helmet Airbags Could Keep Your Head Safe

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