Category: "Wellness" Articles

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....
October 1, 2014
The flu vaccination is widely encouraged by public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but many people have concerns about vaccine effectiveness and safety. Making the right choice about vaccinations requires...
October 1, 2014
You work out regularly, watch what you eat, head to bed at a reasonable hour, and generally strive to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Yet, too often, you wake up fatigued and move through...
September 1, 2014
What does the mind-body connection have to do with health? Stress is one way that easily illustrates how the mind and body are connected. Of course, the mind tells the body to walk, talk,...
September 1, 2014
My cousin, a prolific steamy romance novelist, often refers to “nether regions” in her books. Technically, that’s the perineum, that area between the pubic bone and the coccyx front to back, and the “sit...
August 12, 2014
Link between Calories and Breast Cancer Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have discovered a link between restricting calorie intake and prevention of the spread of breast cancer. In an article published in “Breast Cancer...
August 1, 2014
Humans do not require 100 percent renal function, or functioning of the kidneys. Most people can live well with only 50 percent renal function, which is why healthy people are able to donate a...
August 1, 2014
It seemed an unlikely friendship—this crew-cut wearing football coach and a guitar-strumming poet revered among the happy hippies of Austin. Yes, Darrell Royal and Willie Nelson were an odd pair, but music and golf...
August 1, 2014
Hiking and being active in the woods or in tall grass can expose you to ticks. While ticks are much more prevalent in the Northeast, where wooded areas are wet and moist, they are...
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