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Journaling Daily: The Health Benefits You Need to Know
August 24, 2020
When you were younger, did you keep a diary? There isn’t a rule that says you have to give up that habit as you get older. Journaling actually offers significant health benefits and can...
Bone Health Made Simple: What You Need to Know
July 23, 2020
One aspect of our health that may, occasionally, fall to the wayside is our bone health — which is key in protecting vital organs. It is known that, as we age, we lose bone...
Recipe: Salmon with Mango Salsa over Zesty Cauliflower Mash
July 1, 2020
Try this light and flavorful dish for a delicious, healthy and paleo-diet friendly meal this summer. Salmon with Mango Salsa over Zesty Cauliflower Mash INGREDIENTS:  2 salmon portions, skin removed 1 teaspoon salt ½...
Hearty, Healthy and Delicious
July 1, 2020
Satisfy your taste buds guilt-free this summer with five of the healthiest and freshest local meals in Austin. Austin has a myriad of fantastic restaurants, and many of them have healthy options. That’s why...
Mind and Movement
July 1, 2020
It is no secret our minds and bodies are part of one being, but when talking about health, we tend to separate our mental and physical selves. However, growing research suggests there is actually...
What Training Takes
July 1, 2020
Have you ever sat at your station or mat in a workout class and wondered how the instructor was so full of energy or so in tune with their bodies — or even just...
Movement That Matters
July 1, 2020
For these four Austinites, movement is not just a form of recreational fun and physical fitness but an integral aspect of their lives. From their livelihood to how they serve and uplift our community,...
In It for the Long Run
July 1, 2020
Every summer, Mallory Brooks, coach for Team Rogue and owner of Spectrum Trail Racing, along with her husband and their 7-year-old son, pack their things into a truck and a soft topper camper shell....
The Emotion of Motion
July 1, 2020
Why movement is more important than exercising.  For many decades, movement for me was an exercise of pursuit. I spent years chasing PRs (personal records), key race qualifications, best finishes and podium results through...
The Cost of Lost Creek
July 1, 2020
As summer is in full swing, many Austinites are packing up and heading down to the beloved Greenbelt — a long tradition here in Austin, Texas. The luscious leaves shading the trails that wind...
Workout of the Month: Runner’s Strength Training Workout
July 1, 2020
Integrate this strength training workout into your routine to help your body pre- and post-run, designed specifically for runners. Warm Up Drills: 1. Side Shuffle 2. Karaoke (grapevine) 3. Forward Arm Rotation with A...
Moving Toward Better Mobility
July 1, 2020
Whether you’re an all-star, money-making athlete or a day-to-day desk worker, mobility holds a significant level of importance in every person’s life. The stiffness you feel when you’re unable to touch your toes or...
Summer Skincare Tips
July 1, 2020
Austin is a great place for spending time outdoors in the summertime sunshine. However, while catching some rays, it’s important to know how to take care of your skin. “The heat in Austin can...
Exercise and Movement for Mental Wellness
July 1, 2020
Austin Fit Magazine community members are generally quite adept at moving their bodies, with great determination and focus, but how does movement affect your mental health? Is there a benefit beyond physical exercise? The...
Easy Houseplants
June 30, 2020
Work on your green thumb with these easy houseplants to care for.    Filling your home or apartment with more houseplants has several benefits besides a level up on decor. Not only do houseplants...
Post Quarantine Workout Safety
June 24, 2020
How to keep you and others healthy while at the gym.    On June 3, Texas updated guidelines that lay out the standards of safety and sanitization for gyms and fitness facilities as they...
Cancer During a Pandemic: Fighting Fear Itself and Finding the Courage to Give and Seek Support
June 15, 2020
Bewilderment. Confusion. And perhaps most of all, fear. All of these feelings can overwhelm a cancer patient, especially during a pandemic. Social distancing measures can also bring a certain kind of lonely fear.  Asking...
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Seven Benefits of Working Out With a Partner
June 10, 2020
Did life under the government shutdown leave you feeling unbearably lonely? Maybe you gained the dreaded “quarantine 15,” and you want to tone up now that swimsuit season has arrived. Why not kill two...
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