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

By Christopher Hassiotis

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

By Jonathan Strickland

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.

By Kate Kershner

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

By Christopher Hassiotis

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?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Chris Opfer

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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.

By Maria Trimarchi

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.

By Laurie L. Dove

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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?

By Maria Trimarchi

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!

By Laurie L. Dove

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?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Maria Trimarchi

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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?

By Maria Trimarchi

Rewilding originally meant reintroducing animals back into their original habitats to restore an area's original balance. Now the concept has been extended to people.

By Dave Roos

Curling seldom gets respect from the average Olympic watcher, what with its stones and brooms, and its leisurely pace. Yet this ancient sport dating back 500 years is growing in popularity. And it's harder than it looks.

By Dave Roos

When you're really off-road, there are logs and boulders, sand and mud, steep inclines and who knows what else to contend with out there. Why is torque so sought-after by off-roaders?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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Strange to think that a sport could actually be illegal -- but it could get you arrested if it involves trespassing, injures others or is just plain crazy. Here are 10 sports that could get you in trouble.

By Becky Striepe

Outdoor adult fitness areas -- playgrounds for grown-ups -- are sprouting up in cities all over the world. What 10 items would put the most fun into exercise?

By Maria Trimarchi

You've surely seen some amazing skateboarding tricks on TV or YouTube. But have you seen the 1080 turn? Or the Loop of Death? Or jumping the Grand Canyon? These are just some of the 10 craziest skateboarding feats. What's No. 1?

By Dave Roos

The draws of urban exploration can be tantalizing: Glimpses into architectural eras, cultures and industry gone and buried -- sometimes literally. What are 10 cities jam-packed with fascinating sites of urban decay?

By Julia Layton

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The forgotten past inside abandoned homes, old warehouses and broken-down factories is a siren call for urban explorers. But even if you're just there to look, is it legal to enter?

By Julia Layton

Answering the question of whether it's safer to ride on the sidewalk starts with answering a different one: Is it even legal to do that?

By Julia Layton