Category: "Wellness" Articles

Why Acupuncture and Cupping Are Great For Kids
August 1, 2022
Oftentimes, we autopilot to find solutions in the same ways that those who were around us while we were growing up did. If your family turned to Western medicine a lot, perhaps you do...
The Benefits of Outdoor Learning Environments
August 1, 2022
Watching children at recess can sometimes seem like watching chaos personified. But the seemingly nonsensical stories and worlds they create are actually quite important to a child’s development. While they may not be learning...
Do Posture-Correcting Devices Really Work?
July 27, 2022
A friend reached out recently and asked me, “Do those posture correction devices work?” Unfortunately, as a physical therapist, my answers tend to land in a gray area… like, “It depends.” As a health...
Why Does Post-Workout Depression Happen?
July 21, 2022
Everyone has heard people tout the mental health benefits of exercise — when you move your body, your brain releases endorphins that make you feel energized and happy. But what happens if you work...
The Science Behind Sweating
July 12, 2022
Between now and around October, Texans will sweat just by walking from their car into the grocery store, without so much as lifting a weight or running a mile.  Sweating is our body’s way...
Hydration Tips From a First Responders Expert
July 1, 2022
Being a firefighter can be an extremely stressful job. Our brave first responders need to be able to perform at their peak under very physically demanding circumstances. Therefore, a key performance indicator is hydration...
How to Know if You Suffer from Insomnia
July 1, 2022
It’s 2 a.m., your brain is wide awake and all you can hear is the ticking of the clock.  According to John Hopkins Medicine, 1 in 3 adults will experience short bursts of insomnia...
How Reflexology Works
July 1, 2022
Did you know some of your body parts can represent your entire body? Reflexology is the use of a body part including the ears, feet, hands and face as a mirror of the body....
Here’s What I Learned From Going Sober For a Year
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...
Connecting with Nature and the Outdoors in Addiction Recovery
June 24, 2022
Boy, that Henry Thoreau was really onto something, wasn’t he? His landmark work “Walden” is a love letter to nature, solitude and self-reflection that inspired a whole generation of thinkers, transcendentalists, meditation enthusiasts and,...
Which Outdoor Destination is Best For Your Body and Soul?
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...
Mental Health Benefits of Hiking
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...
Natural Mosquito-Repelling Ingredients You Can Add to Your Body Lotions
June 12, 2022
The warm weather’s return causes many people to rejoice. However, insects also emerge from their winter lairs during this season, hungry and ready to feast on whatever repast they can find, including you.  Some...
Optimizing the Outdoor Experience While on the Golf Course
June 11, 2022
Golf courses serve as an outdoor sanctuary removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Being on the course and surrounded by nature allows golfers to take a moment to relax and enjoy...
Why Walking Business Meetings Work
June 9, 2022
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that being outside is something we often take for granted. The benefits of being outside on a regular basis are undeniable. Especially in Austin, as we move...
What to Do If Injured in the Wilderness
June 1, 2022
When preparing for a camping or hiking trip, packing a first-aid kit is crucial. The second thing to remember is if you get injured while in the wilderness, you must stay calm, regardless of...
Prep Mo for Summer: Skin Envy Austin
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...
Does Light Pollution Impact Your Mental Health?
June 1, 2022
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m., causing a citywide power outage. Shortly after, the surrounding observatories received numerous calls from spooked residents claiming to see an...
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