Category: "Healthy Living" Articles

Better Workout Prep and Recovery with MOBO
March 7, 2022
MOBO is the revolutionary myofascial release tool that’s taken the Austin fitness community by storm. Created by local physical therapist, Christie Powell, MOBO combines and improves upon every other myofascial release tool available. That...
Find Your ‘Why’
February 21, 2022
When families and individuals thrive, our community grows stronger – and never has the need for strong community been greater than right now. When you get involved with the YMCA of Austin you get...
Trends in Orthopedic Surgery in 2022
February 3, 2022
We recently sat down with Dr. Wasik Ashraf, a New York State orthopedic surgeon, to talk about surgical trends he’s seen in the past year that will gain even more traction in 2022. Here...
The Deal with Fiber
February 2, 2022
What is all the talk about Fiber? Where does fiber come from? What does it do for you? With technical and complex dietary information available, sometimes we just need to know the basics. Where...
How an Active Lifestyle Supports an Integrative Approach to Diabetes Care
January 1, 2022
Learn why your diabetes care plan should include more than monitoring insulin levels.  Diabetes doesn’t have to be a diagnosis to hide behind. With a personalized and integrative approach to diabetes care, a lifestyle...
Simple Ways to Eat Clean: Your Easy Guide to Eating Clean and Sticking with it.
December 21, 2021
Let’s be honest, eating clean can be confusing and intimidating. At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend energy cooking a fresh meal. Following recipes requires...
Be Sure to Include Yourself During This Season of Giving
December 15, 2021
Courtesy of YMCA of Austin Self-care is important to practice all year long. But it can be especially beneficial during the hectic holiday season.  The end of year is a popular time for people...
DIY Trends That Help Indoor Cats Stay Active
December 8, 2021
Cats are naturally athletic and curious creatures. Although all fur babies need to stay active, kitties may require extra attention when they live indoors. Whether your kitty is the type to play with anything...
How To Prepare And Keep Your Dog Healthy For Running
December 8, 2021
There are not many things in this world more natural than seeing your dog run. If you’re a marathoner looking to finish an IRONMAN or just a casual runner looking to stay fit, your...
Winter Skin Care, Even When It’s Not Cold
December 7, 2021
One of the perks of Texas living is that winters here are normally milder than elsewhere. Colder days will come eventually, and even mild temperature changes can take a toll on your skin. The...
What is Chrono-Nutrition?
December 3, 2021
What is Chrono-Nutrition? Let’s start with our biological clock and circadian rhythms. Our internal biological clock has very distinct, specific nutritional needs throughout a 24-hour cycle. Our daily clock runs on circadian rhythms that...
How to Break Bad Habits
December 3, 2021
“Make each day your masterpiece.” John Wooden Helping people make healthy, consistent habits is a huge part of our mission at MANTRA Labs. As the saying goes – you are what you repeatedly do,...
Q&A With Austin’s Own Jared Padalecki and Your Walker Texas Ranger!
November 17, 2021
Jared, tell us about Walker – you had your first season last year in the middle of COVID and it was a roaring success and now you are back for a second season. It...
5 Steps to Starting Your Lifestyle Transformation
October 27, 2021
Making a lifestyle transformation to reach your goals can be daunting to say the least. Committing to doing something new once can be overwhelming, let alone for LIFE. But, finding your best self is...
Stream, Stretch and Flex: 5 Simple Stretches to Do While Watching TV
July 15, 2021
Let’s face it, after a long day of work or taking care of others, we all look forward to flopping down on a couch and watching our favorite TV shows. But sitting all day...
How to Avoid Hangovers
January 23, 2021
 Hangovers are the bane of many young adult and adult socialites. After a dinner with a friend that included a bottle(s) of wine or a specialty cocktail, you might wake up the next morning...
Microplastics and BPA: What You Need to Know
January 1, 2021
We’ve all done it — left a plastic bottle of water in the car or out in the sun for an extended period of time and still consumed it. Almost everyone has heard, at...
The Difference Between Inspiration and Motivation
January 1, 2021
Sometimes, the magic works. You get an idea that excites you, invigorates you and makes you feel alive. Other times, you stare at life as if it’s a blank page, and you have a...
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