AFM Articles

June 12, 2021
Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the no. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide. The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer organization dedicated to fighting heart disease...
June 10, 2021
(Pictured above: Adventure Crate by Greenbelt Outdoors) Texas residents and tourists are looking for a quick and convenient way to truly experience Texas’ outdoors, without the hassle of time-consuming lines or losing valuable daytime and vacationing...
June 9, 2021
Throughout any grocery store, there’s an abundance of foods with a “Keto Friendly” label on them, usually large and colorful like a banner of pride. So just what does that mean? For anyone not...
June 1, 2021
In early April, 20 adventurous trail runners headed west to Big Bend for Trail Roots’ first Runcation of 2021. Just after the 2019 trip, the world closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and,...
June 1, 2021
Is it ironic, coincidental, interesting or only destiny that I reunited with Master Coach and Elite Spartan racer, Yancy Culp, and completed my first DEKA STRONG experience for this month’s Kick Mo’s Butt workout...
June 1, 2021
Long drives, no matter how exciting the destination, can get real boring, real fast. If you’re hoping to switch things up from your usual road trip playlist, we’ve got just what you need. Whether...
June 1, 2021
While many train for local 5Ks, marathons, triathlons and more, some prefer to take their fitness up a notch, or even to another part of the world. This month, learn how one group turned...
June 1, 2021
Long flights, longer road trips, fast food, eating out — the epitome of travel. Sitting in an airplane or car for extended periods of time, we often reach for something quick and satisfying to...
June 1, 2021
While traveling may look a little different these days, one thing remains — that pesky bout of constipation. If you’ve ever experienced this, you are not alone! One thing to always remember when it...
June 1, 2021
For most, the green of a golf course is a place for skill, conversation and healthy competition. However, for the group of friends that play for “The Meridian Cup” every year, taking a trip...
June 1, 2021
To get ready for summer, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite road trip spots around Texas. Mark your maps and add these pit stops to your travel itinerary because you don’t wanna miss...
June 1, 2021
A lot goes into what it takes to become a world champion wake surfer, not just once, but five times over. This month, we speak with local wakesurfing athlete Ashley Kidd, on all things...
June 1, 2021
Through our Zoom call, Anna Sullivan held up the palm of her hand.  “If you’re [not] familiar with how we do things there, we always like [to] point to a hand,” Sullivan says.  Anna...
June 1, 2021
Taking time away to enjoy new experiences in new environments does not necessarily have to be with friends or family. Although traveling solo may appear daunting, it provides the perfect opportunity for self-reflection, adventure...
June 1, 2021
In the fitness world, there’s a subjectively thin line between what is lauded as a healthy relationship with health and fitness and what would be considered a dangerous obsession. And I don’t use the...
May 24, 2021
Hot summer months signal the arrival of a favorite Texas season: pool season! One of the best pastimes for counteracting sizzling temperatures, a cool pool is perfect for all manner of activities, from lounging...
May 10, 2021
We live in a world where we’re constantly distracted.  Your phone dings and you suddenly stop what you were doing to pick it up. Your apps create urgent, red dots and notifications that sometimes...
May 7, 2021
“Wherever you go, there you are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn is known for this quote through the title of his book on mindful meditation. Some people view the saying simply as a play on proximity and...
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