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The Best Indoor Fitness Activities to Do in Austin
September 28, 2022
If you’re looking for a way to get your workout in but don’t want to brave the Texas heat, then this article is for you! Austin is home to some great indoor fitness activities...
Why Good Sleep Hygiene Is Key to Your Physical and Mental Health
September 24, 2022
According to the American Sleep Association, up to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a sleep disorder. Some of the most common disorders are snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia. But even without...
Free Weekly Workouts at Waterloo this Fall Presented by Ascension Seton!
September 23, 2022
Presented in partnership with Castle Hill Fitness, Esquina Tango, and Aging is Cool This fall, take part in a variety of body-moving, mind-rejuvenating health and wellness classes at Waterloo Park! Classes will take place...
3 Tips for Detoxing Your Feet
September 21, 2022
Recovery is just as important as training when preparing for a race or another demanding physical activity. Waste products can build up in your muscles when you exercise, and proper recovery is crucial to...
Vote Best Of 2022!
September 20, 2022
Vote for your favorite businesses in Austin in the Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition and Wellness categories.
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Strength Training at Home 101
September 20, 2022
Through the chaos of the last couple of years, more people than ever are finding the value in having a home gym. So many are working from home, and with family and other commitments,...
Natural Ways to Increase Melatonin and Sleep Better Tonight
September 18, 2022
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Are you constantly tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer...
Why You Should Be Thinking Long Term
September 15, 2022
Why is it that so many people rush to get in shape as soon as it gets warm outside?  Human beings are great at thinking in the short term. After all, when we lived...
The Surprising Benefits of Cow Cuddling
September 12, 2022
When you think of a therapy pet, your mind might immediately go to a dog or a cat. But have you ever considered a cow? That’s right — a therapy cow. Well, more specifically,...
Top 6 Outdoor Rock Climbing Near Austin
September 9, 2022
When it’s not 110 degrees outside, Austin has some of the best bouldering and sport climbing spots for rock climbing enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, these hidden gems provide great climbing for...
AFM Best of 2022 Voting is OPEN
September 6, 2022
Vote for your favorite businesses in Austin in the Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition and Wellness categories.  Show your local small businesses some love by voting for them in the polls. Polls close October 7th!  
Ways to Help Your Alternative Pet Exercise
September 6, 2022
Not only is the nutritional aspect important for all pets, but learning how your alternative pet needs exercise is just as important. Some of them do take a fair amount of work, but your...
Exotic Furry Friends You Can Own in Texas
September 3, 2022
Owning an exotic pet can be an exciting adventure, however, it’s important to remember they might be a bit different from your conventional house cat or dog and, therefore, have more specific needs.  Exotic...
5 Pet-Friendly Exercise Facilities in Austin
September 1, 2022
Even though owning a pet provides many health benefits, and having them as an active animal companion can be just the motivator you need, it can still be tough to find a place in...
Safe in Austin Unites Special Needs Animals and Children
September 1, 2022
According to a study on autism and developmental disabilities, children with physical disabilities or special needs benefit greatly from interactions with animals. In fact, animal-assisted intervention is used in these spaces, serving as a...
The Strongest Animals on Earth
September 1, 2022
You’ve heard of the gorilla being the “king of the jungle,” but is that title well-earned? When it comes to the animal kingdom, just which ones are strongest? That may depend on how you...
Street Cat Rescue Provides Sanctuary for Feral Cats in Austin
September 1, 2022
Eighteen years ago, Donna Powell decided to help stray cats through a process called trap/neuter/release (TNR). She trapped feral cats, had them spayed or neutered, and returned them to the streets. When she realized...
Personality Tips to Determine What Pet Will Be Best for Your Mental Health
September 1, 2022
Are you looking for a holistic way to improve your mental health? Have you thought about adopting a pet? Research suggests animals can help you feel more supported and less lonely. Those four-legged friends...
Jumping Into the Texas Equestrian Team Experience
September 1, 2022
Without the Texas Equestrian Team, Bella Thayer would be left without an outlet in college to pursue her passion for horses and Michael Chan would never have known the joys of riding. Luckily, the...
The Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy
September 1, 2022
The healing power of animals is evident to anyone who has snuggled up with their pup after a breakup or cuddled their kitty when they were feeling lonely. Research has proven that the unconditional...
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