Category: "Self-Care" Articles

October 1, 2022
We hear the term “body positivity” all the time; it’s a beautiful concept, but what does it mean? Body positivity is only an idea until we put it into action. If we break down...
September 24, 2022
According to the American Sleep Association, up to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a sleep disorder. Some of the most common disorders are snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia. But even without...
September 21, 2022
Recovery is just as important as training when preparing for a race or another demanding physical activity. Waste products can build up in your muscles when you exercise, and proper recovery is crucial to...
September 18, 2022
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Are you constantly tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer...
September 12, 2022
When you think of a therapy pet, your mind might immediately go to a dog or a cat. But have you ever considered a cow? That’s right — a therapy cow. Well, more specifically,...
September 1, 2022
Are you looking for a holistic way to improve your mental health? Have you thought about adopting a pet? Research suggests animals can help you feel more supported and less lonely. Those four-legged friends...
September 1, 2022
Cats can get a bad rap from people who are not familiar with them, but cat owners realize just how special they are. Our feline friends are fun to have around and make excellent...
August 21, 2022
Though there has recently been an uptick in our awareness of our impact on the environment, a major field has been neglected — feminine products.  Many new, organic brands have emerged and have probably...
August 1, 2022
In many years of training clients, one unfortunate recurring theme pops up, particularly in female clients. The details change slightly, but the overall message is the same — they dislike their body, have a...
July 1, 2022
“I’ll never drink again. This time, I mean it,” and I really did!  At the end of August 2021, I was getting worse hangovers than before. That post-college atmosphere where you cannot drink like...
June 21, 2022
There’s no season like summer to enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. Whether that means beaches, lakeshores, mountains or forests, there’s much to love about the beauty and vastness of nature, the scents...
June 15, 2022
The weather finally decided to cooperate, turning beautiful once again. Why not celebrate spring’s return by heading to your nearest natural area for a hike?  You’ll do more than work your quads and hamstrings...
June 1, 2022
With summer kicking off, we, at AFM, decided to dive into equally important ways to care for ourselves other than solely exercising. As showcased through Kick Mo’s Butt, the great city of Austin offers...
May 1, 2022
Although it might not be talked about a lot, many people struggle with body image — especially in the summer. With diet culture telling you how to get a bikini body paired with the...
April 27, 2022
Is anyone else ready to shake off these past couple of years and have a fresh start? It’s time to hit the reset button. Think spring cleaning for your mind! This following ritual is...
April 11, 2022
The chaos of daily life can be tough to handle, but thanks to technology, there are mobile applications that can help you manage stress. Whether you are in need of some relaxing meditation, a...
April 8, 2022
When we think about staying healthy, we tend to focus automatically on our bodies. We wonder what new or modified workout will help us firm up, trim down or strengthen our hearts. We examine...
April 1, 2022
With the weight of the world seemingly hanging on our shoulders, it’s no secret that many of us are overstressed, overworked and desperately in need of guidance to navigate our fast-paced society. James Butler,...
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