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Witchy Activities to Promote Health During Spooky Season
October 12, 2022
Summer is over, so you can officially bring out the decorations and get ready for the most wonderful time of the year. No, this isn’t about Christmas — it’s the spooky season! Autumn brings...
How the Mind and Body Impact Our Health and Wellness Journeys
October 9, 2022
Have you ever had a conversation with friends about a new product or topic and then, all of a sudden, you’re receiving ads on your smartphone for products that fit that category?  This technology...
How I Treat Physical Therapy Patients Using the Mind & Body
October 8, 2022
What do you think of when you hear “Mind & Body”? I get visions of a relaxing spa where your body and brain can relax and your stresses float away.  Or maybe you think...
Getting to Know the Cap10K
October 8, 2022
One of the most historic race events in Austin, the Statesman Capitol 10K has been around since the ‘70s, but many newbies in Austin are just now hearing about it. AFM got the chance...
How to Host a Healthy and Safe Halloween Party
October 6, 2022
Autumn is here, which means Halloween is likely on your mind. While thinking about which costume you’ll wear, you may consider hosting an event. You can see all of your loved ones and celebrate...
What the Heck Does Holistic Addiction Recovery Mean, Anyway?!
October 5, 2022
It’s a buzzword that’s emerged in recent years to push everything from medicine to meditation. It’s a darling little phrase that’s been co-opted by various industries, often with little idea of its ACTUAL definition....
5 Ways to Optimize Brain Health
October 3, 2022
Our brains are complex organs, controlling our thoughts, memories, speech, breathing, motor skills and emotions, as well as the functioning of many organs. Given the central role they play in our livelihood and wellbeing,...
Running Seven Marathons in Seven Days For Multiple Sclerosis
October 1, 2022
Two years ago, Regan Zuege signed up to run about seven marathons in seven days. The problem? The longest she had ever run at the time was four miles. Zuege is an Austinite, wife,...
Top 5 CBD Places in Austin
October 1, 2022
The legalization of industrial hemp products in 2018 has led the CBD business to boom in just four years; the industry has surpassed billions of dollars in revenue due to its various healing properties...
How to Achieve Mindfulness During Menopause
October 1, 2022
There is no arguing about the benefit and importance of exercise for any stage of life, but during the menopausal transition, it can become even more important.  Research indicates that participating in regular exercise...
KMB: FIT4MOM
October 1, 2022
Are you like me — always trying to fit 25 items in your day when, realistically, you can only do five? Well, this happens for me when I head to Austin. Previously, I lived...
How to Practice Mindful Eating
October 1, 2022
Our society encourages eating dinner in front of the television, snacking on the go to meetings and devouring until we’re too full. However, people today may not know that the practice of mindlessly eating...
Are Physical and Mental Pain Separate?
October 1, 2022
In the world of Chinese medicine, physical and mental pain exist together. In fact, it’s difficult to completely separate the two.  The organs of the body are split between the yin and yang organs,...
Recipe of the Month: Greek Chicken Bowls
October 1, 2022
Ingredients Greek Chicken & Marinade 2 pounds of fresh chicken breast sliced in half to make thinner 2 tbsp olive oil plus 1 tsp for cooking 3 tbsp lemon juice of one lemon 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp oregano 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp thyme 1 tsp kosher salt (use half...
How the Gut and Brain Are Connected
October 1, 2022
Since 2005, you could say this has been Amy Nelson’s focus — the connection between one’s gut and brain. In a past life, Nelson was a nuclear chemist who wanted to change careers and...
The Science Behind the Mind & Muscle Connection
October 1, 2022
How many times have you gone to the gym just to check the box?  You know you need to get it done, you know the routine is in place, you understand the benefits and...
The Science Behind Motivation
October 1, 2022
I’ve practiced nearly 2,000 hours of Pilates since 2012, and I started teaching in 2014. Becoming a teacher trained my eyes and ears in a new way. Observing a wide range of clients’ moods,...
How to Practice Mindfulness in Strength Training
October 1, 2022
Strength training is a pretty straightforward modality — you lift challenging weights while focusing on progressive overload over time to make your body stronger. There is a science to programming and there are a...
Ambassador’s Corner: SoLa CrossFit
October 1, 2022
Hello AFM! This month, our showcase of Austin’s mecca of fitness brought us to SoLa CrossFit, where you have a home for group fitness, personal training, and nutrition and recovery. This CrossFit gym encourages...
My Experience Running a Marathon Without Training
October 1, 2022
Yes, I really did run a full marathon without any training. I bet you’re thinking I had a pretty compelling reason to do this… right? Wrong. I’m just your local personal trainer who thought...
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