Category: "Wellness" Articles

March 1, 2015
Now there’s even more reason to grab some friends and get outside for a walk. According to research from the University of East Anglia in the UK, people who regularly walk in groups have...
March 1, 2015
Is Kinesiotaping therapy all help or all hype? Our writer-by-night and doctor-by-day examined 48 studies to find out.
February 1, 2015
It can be hard to let go of the world when your head hits the pillow at night. Even more so if you take one more scroll through your social media feeds or read...
February 1, 2015
Sliced up in a breakfast taco, mashed up and spread on toast, or tossed in a salad. No matter how you serve it, there’s no getting around it: avocadoes are awesome. A recent study...
February 1, 2015
Once you see how shoulders are put together, it becomes pretty obvious that they have some serious design flaws. Let’s take a look. A joint can be defined as any place where two bones...
February 1, 2015
A stressful lifestyle has a way of catching up to you. I know that better than ever now.
February 1, 2015
It can be easy enough to take the doctor’s word that your blood tests are normal, but what does that really mean? Are your blood sugars right on the dividing line between normal and...
February 1, 2015
There’s a saying that it takes just as much energy to be negative as it does to be positive. And it just so happens that being positive and having an upbeat outlook on life...
January 1, 2015
A fresh year lies at our doorstep once again, full of opportunity and promise. If you’re like most of us, you probably spent December reminiscing about setbacks and successes in the past year and...
January 1, 2015
  As a staff, we are so excited that this year’s list reflects the diversity of the Austin fitness community. Life as a fit family includes a lot of moving parts, so we’ve tried...
January 1, 2015
How long is it acceptable to take a shower at the gym?   A: Unless you train at a luxurious spa with jet-stream tubs and assistants on standby to feed you grapes while you...
January 1, 2015
Part I: Things to Remember  The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls and fine tunes many important physiological functions like heart rate, breathing patterns, and the regulation of stress hormones and metabolites—which are essential when...
January 1, 2015
To be able to step on the track at a national or global level and do what one loves is impressive. But for me, a 40-year-old who recently overcame debilitating arthritis in my ankles,...
January 1, 2015
Most athletes, especially runners, experience chafing at some point in their lives. Male runners taking on long-distance training may have the misfortune to experience nipple chafing. This occurs when the sensitive skin of the...
December 1, 2014
This article is the first in a series that will evaluate the evidence regarding some of the most popular dietary supplements and ergogenic aids on the market, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), caffeine, carnitine,...
December 1, 2014
  Age and the Effectiveness of Physical Activity  There’s an old saying: You’re never too old to start something new. And you would think the same theory would ring true for starting a new...
December 1, 2014
New Year’s Eve celebrations often involve a party, and a party often includes alcohol. Unfortunately, Texas leads the nation in crashes and fatalities due to drunk driving. Make the holidays festive and safe by...
December 1, 2014
Organisms must adapt to environmental and physical demands to ensure their survival, and the athlete organism is no different. Adaptability and physiological variability ensures an athlete’s success in competition, in training, and in recovery....
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