Category: "Wellness" Articles

Get Paid to Play
July 1, 2015
If the staggering, long term effects of obesity and the metabolic conditions associated with excessive weight gain have not persuaded us to eat healthier, we still face another health threat: sitting. A sedentary lifestyle...
The Blood Type Diet
July 1, 2015
Ever considered that your blood type should influence decisions about your diet and exercise?  Peter D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician, has made his fame by telling people just that. In 1996, D’Adamo published “Eat Right...
Managing Low Back Pain
July 1, 2015
We’ve all heard the statistics: 80 percent of Americans are bound to experience significant low back pain in their lifetime (and, as an instructor of mine once said, “the other 20 percent are lying”)....
A Drink A Day Keeps the Doctor Nearby
June 1, 2015
According to the World Health Organization, excessive daily alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis (or liver damage and/or failure) worldwide. Approximately 6 percent of global deaths are caused by alcohol, the...
The Science of Sunscreen
June 1, 2015
Read between the labels and find a formula that fits you best
What's in the Water Part IV
June 1, 2015
A look at 8 local bodies of water where you can get your feet wet this summer
The Skinny on Travel
June 1, 2015
Tips to stay fit and swimsuit-ready no matter where your trip takes you
The Hype of Hydrotherapy
June 1, 2015
A Q&A with AquaTonic Float Spa owner Jen Wylie
The Workout Doesn’t Matter
June 1, 2015
A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that athletes experience similar post-workout benefits whether adhering to an exercise training regimen or physical activity recommendations. Researchers from the Technical University of...
Fitness Helps All
June 1, 2015
Every year, smoking causes 443,000 deaths in the U.S. According to researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center, maintaining a higher level of cardiorespiratory fitness can effectively help reduce the risk of...
May 1, 2015
According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, eating apples is correlated to taking less prescription medications. The authors of the article compared daily apple eaters with non-daily apple eaters. From the total...
Appearance vs.  Performance
May 1, 2015
Impressive looks don’t always determine who finishes first. Impressive looks don’t always determine who finishes first.
What's in the Water Part III: The Dangers of Other People
May 1, 2015
When talking about the water in our local lakes and rivers, there’s one discussion topic that doesn’t get near enough attention as it deserves.
Athletes and Blood Clots
May 1, 2015
Six years ago, 28-year-old Patti Kelly Niewolny woke up to hit her usual 4-mile run.  The date was Aug. 21, and Austin’s scorching heat that summer forced her to complete her workouts inside rather...
May 1, 2015
You are what you eat, and that can either negatively or positively affect babies in the womb. A research team from the Federal University of São Paulo found that babies receiving poor nutrition in...
Injuries Are Good For You
May 1, 2015
How could a sports injury like an ankle sprain, a meniscus tear, or even a broken bone actually be good for you? It seems counter-intuitive, I know. And the answer might surprise you.  Before...
What's in the Water Part II: Myth Busting Scary Animals and Plants
April 1, 2015
In the March issue of Austin Fit, we discussed the worst water-borne infections people could catch from swimming in local lakes. We also explained how rare they are and gave tips on how to...
Sunshine Proven to Prevent Diabetes
April 1, 2015
We all know that Vitamin D helps absorb calcium and maintain muscle and bone health, yet there are millions of people who don’t receive enough vitamin D due to their lack of sunshine exposure....
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