Hot on the Trail

If the thought of pounding the pavement makes you want to head for the hills, trail running may offer profound appeal. Find out why millions of runners are taking to the trails.

Ready, Set, Race

Is your favorite active pursuit leading you somewhere? Like a starting line, perhaps? Get the beginner's scoop on everything from finding an ideal event to celebrating your first finish.

Olympic Thrills

You may not make it to the Games in Italy this winter, but there's no reason you can't learn to ski jump, speed skate and even tackle the luge like an Olympian.

Core Values

From back pain to compromised balance, many problems are associated with weak core muscles. A little more attention to those muscles in the middle.

Abs, Simplified

There's no shortage of abdominal exercises out there. But not all of them deserve your time. Here are three worth doing – plus expert advice on making them count.

Silent Sports

Listen up: There's a quiet subculture of outdoor enthusiasts who prefer muscle power to motorized recreation — and they're beginning to make some noise.

Master Your Monitor

You've got a heart-rate monitor, but do you know how to use it? With a little guidance you can tap into your monitor's full potential – and get closer to reaching your own.

Outsmarting the Ouch

Sports doctors treat common athletic injuries with top-notch technologies. Today, similar solutions are within reach of the average fitness enthusiast.