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How to Get Better at Yoga By Taking Your Practice Outdoors

Getting some fresh air while you practice yoga can up your benefits.

11 Places to Hike, Bike, and Paddle in Michigan This Fall

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you should stop exploring.

8 Essential Safety Tips Every Trail Runner Should Know

Make no mistake—trail running is NOT like running around the neighborhood.

Giving Up My Scheduled Workout Regimen Made Me Fitter Than Ever

(And took the stress out of wedding planning!)

This Crazy-Creative Pool Float Workout Will Make You Sweat This Summer

Pool floaties make a surprisingly useful workout tool.

What It's Like Being the Fat Girl On the Hiking Trail

I love hiking and I love my body—so why did the PCT make me feel so bad about both?

The Playground Boot-Camp Workout That'll Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Hack the monkey bars, swings, and slide to fit in a total-body workout.

6 Reasons You Should Take Your Yoga Practice Outside

Time to take your Vinyasa from studio to sunshine.

How to Protect Yourself Against Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Rising temperatures and uncomfortable humidity can put you at risk for heat stroke.

What This Scary Scuba Diving Accident Taught Me About Proper Planning

Shape's editor-in-chief shares some important lessons she learned on the ocean floor.

The 1-Second Trick That Will Help You Ace Every Workout

It works for badass rock climber Sasha DiGiulian at 1K feet

Why You Should Start Skiing or Snowboarding This Winter

Grab your goggles—it's worth battling your fears for these hot-body benefits

The Adventure Travel Apps You Need to Download Now

Download these apps for all your hiking, kayaking, or camping needs

Holiday Gifts for the Outdoor Adventure Lover On Your List

What the hiking, biking, camping, and Mother Nature–obsessed women in your life really want.

These Two Women Are Changing the Face of the Hiking Industry

Melissa Arnot and Maddie Miller are going to inspire you to get out in the mountains this fall

These Benefits of Hiking Will Make You Want to Hit the Trails

There are sooo many more benefits to hiking than that awesome Instagram

Want to Try Rock Climbing? Here's What You Need to Know

Get climbing for one of the most thrilling (and effective!) workouts you could imagine.

How Many Calories Do Watersports Really Burn?

You don't have to be Katie Ledecky to get in a solid workout in the pool

Does SUP Really Count As a Workout?

Make this your new go-to core workout for the summer.

This Inspiring Woman Just Set a World Record for Adventuring All Over the World

It's called the Explorers Grand Slam, and it's both borderline insane and totally awesome

These Sneaker Instagrams Will Inspire You to Take Your Workout Outside

You'll never want to see a mirror #shoefie again.