Wellness Articles

June 1, 2021
Human beings love to travel. In 2019, a total of 2.3 billion individuals took trips in the United States alone. We travel for many reasons: to experience new people, places and cultures; to broaden...
June 1, 2021
As the world tries to move back to normalcy, many people are planning much-needed trips and vacations and, as physical therapists say, “it’s all fun and games till someone’s back goes out.”  Just kidding,...
June 1, 2021
If it has been a while since human biology class, the endocrine system may not be as familiar to you as the respiratory system or the circulatory system. The endocrine system is a group...
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
Hello AFM readers! This month, we journeyed over to a small kickboxing gym located off of Airport Boulevard: Rise Kickbox. First and foremost, Rise Kickbox is a welcoming environment for all fitness levels, and...
May 11, 2021
It has been said that the value of therapy is largely in the relationship you have with your therapist. Sure, your therapist is well-trained in how to alleviate mental health issues like anxiety, stress...
May 10, 2021
If there’s one good thing that can be said of strokes, it’s this: The vast majority of them don’t need to happen. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes...
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 6, 2021
In Sanskrit, prana means life and yama means control. In yoga, we practice pranayama by regulating the breath using specific techniques to achieve a certain result. There are several pranayama exercises, each with its...
May 6, 2021
The season of short shorts, tank tops and swimsuits is upon us, especially here in Texas. And for some of us, it may be accompanied by motivation to alter our physical appearance. In the...
May 4, 2021
We live in stressful times. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives were driven by routines and schedules that had us racing out the door, driving through maniacal traffic, rushing through lunches to get...
May 1, 2021
Whether you regularly see a dermatologist or not, checking your skin regularly for any signs of sun damage and taking precautions is a crucial part of living somewhere with ample months of sun exposure....
May 1, 2021
I had made it almost 25 years of playing organized soccer with nary a knee injury. Then, at 28 years old, during an adult beginner’s league indoor soccer game, I heard every soccer player’s...
May 1, 2021
Ever leave a wellness center with a sense of clarity? Maybe you had a question or concern that’s been racking your brain, and it seemingly worked itself out. You’re calm yet vigilant, focused and...
May 1, 2021
If you are reading this and thinking to yourself, ‘Here we go, another calorie-burning article with “fads,” “diets” and “hoopla,”’ I wouldn’t blame you for it. It seems like there is a constant pressure...
April 10, 2021
Me? An alcoholic? I had always thought of myself as a social drinker. As an attorney like my father, I worked hard and enjoyed a good drink. It wasn’t until I was forced to...
April 7, 2021
Sun safety.  We all know what it is and why we should be vigilant about it, but do we actually do it? Take, for instance, sunscreen. During the summer months, you can’t walk into...
April 2, 2021
Steel Stool wanted to create a solution that elevated the bathroom experience by creating a natural vegan fiber product that is specifically designed to improve the digest process for those with protein-based diets, without...
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