Category: "Lifestyle" Articles

A hand holding a plant.
September 8, 2021
Want to live to be 100 years old? Get out and garden! Even if you’re not aiming for the centenarian club, gardening can help you live longer and be healthier. Whether you choose flowers,...
A group of people at Explore Austin.
September 1, 2021
With summer coming to an end and school starting back up, it’s time to #OptOutside and enjoy the last few weeks of Austin’s summer before cooler temperatures start to creep back into Texas. Plus,...
A woman smiling while walking on a slack line.
September 1, 2021
With low-hanging clouds and a summer shower looming overhead, the day’s group calmly works to secure the highline from both ends. Today, it’s a casual gathering of friends and new faces, all people who...
A man outside trying to shade himself from the sun with his hand.
September 1, 2021
Texas heat is no joke. With temperatures ranging from 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit this summer, the risk of a heat stroke rises exponentially. Although common, heat stroke should not to be taken lightly...
Someone hiking in the woods.
September 1, 2021
For me, it is a comforting feeling. There is nothing around you but nature, while the smell of adventure wafts from every direction. On my very first backpacking trip, I was introduced to something...
A woman on her computer at home.
September 1, 2021
The pandemic has changed the way we perceive and access healthcare. With over 4 million deaths worldwide, COVID-19 has created a collective concern for hygiene and safety — and that includes medical practices. It...
People hiking outside in the sunset.
August 25, 2021
This is a summer like no other, with life returning to normal after a year and a half of lockdowns and restrictions. If you’re feeling conflicted about stepping back into the “business as usual”...
A girl smiling with sunglasses on.
August 3, 2021
We all know that being happy makes us feel good and that stress makes us feel bad. And we even know that chronic stress can lead to all kinds of health complications. However, most...
An old man working out.
August 1, 2021
Growing up, my grandmother, whom we lovingly called Shana, would fly down from Chicago and spend the summers at our house. She loved torturing herself in the Texas heat. With her TV tray, foldable...
Two Austin seniors smiling.
August 1, 2021
There’s a lot that goes into longevity, even outside of overall health. There’s also love, fulfillment, activity and change. To help any age better understand life from a different perspective, AFM interviewed several Austin...
A group of people putting their arms around one another.
August 1, 2021
Although eating right and exercising is great for longevity in terms of mental and physical health, there is another often forgotten way to keep yourself feeling at your best, especially with age. A sense...
August 1, 2021
Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative to your overall health and body function, especially as you get older. Everyone can feel the initial effects of a poor night’s sleep — fatigue, bad mood,...
August 1, 2021
In recent years, CBD has become a must-have in many people’s medicine cabinets. While CBD is a naturally occurring component derived from cannabis, it’s not to be confused with THC, which is the psychoactive...
August 1, 2021
It’s frustrating to have lingering symptoms that come and go, yet every time you visit your doctor there seems to be nothing they can find as the cause.  This could be because your doctor...
July 27, 2021
What is self-love? Within the health and wellness community, self-love is a necessity and common knowledge. However, it is not enough to believe in self-love, because it is not merely a state of mind....
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...
July 13, 2021
While sweat pours down every inch of our bodies, our pups’ only sweat glands are on their paw pads and nose. They cool down mainly by panting, and in 100-degree weather – that could...
July 10, 2021
Recovery from substance use disorder is more than staying away from drugs and alcohol; it’s more than regretting what you did when you were in active use, and it’s more than spending your whole...
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