Category: "Prevention" Articles

3 Chiropractic Exercises to Help You Stand Taller
January 6, 2022
 The good posture struggle is REAL. Between sitting at desks all day, couch potato-ing and watching Netflix, and looking down at your phone, the spine starts to slump pretty easily. While you may catch...
Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Schedule Your Joint Surgery
October 27, 2021
Procrastination is a fact of life for many of us. But when it comes to our health, it can have serious consequences. To avoid any health-related consequences to your joints, Fall and the end...
Diabetes and Gum Disease: How To Protect Your Oral Health
September 3, 2021
It’s commonly known that those with diabetes have a greater risk of developing oral health problems. However, there are steps that can be taken to maintain good oral health to prevent major dental complications....
What You Need to Know About Hormonal Birth Control and Transitioning Off the Pill
July 1, 2021
If you’ve ever pulled out the paper slip in a birth control box, unfolded the massive paper and thought, “Wow, those are a lot of side effects,” you’re not alone. Hormonal birth control is...
Treat While You Travel
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...
Stretch Away the Stiffness of Prolonged Sitting
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,...
Cycling to Prevent Stroke
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...
How to Avoid Hangovers
January 23, 2021
 Hangovers are the bane of many young adult and adult socialites. After a dinner with a friend that included a bottle(s) of wine or a specialty cocktail, you might wake up the next morning...
Wellness FAQ with US Cryotherapy
November 1, 2020
AFM: What is whole body cryotherapy?  US Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy is a brief, cold shock treatment using sub-zero temperatures to stimulate the nervous system producing powerful pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and endorphin boosting benefits!...
The Mindful Side of Integrative Health
November 1, 2020
What led you personally to qigong and tai chi, and how long have you been practicing? I started tai chi while studying at the University of Liaoning Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1978 (42 years...
12 Grounding Techniques to Manage Anxiety
November 1, 2020
The year 2020 might go down in history as synonymous with anxiety. The uncertainty never seems to end, and even folks formerly known for their calming presence are starting to grow agitated. What can...
Introducing Your Next Skincare Obsession: Light Therapy
October 1, 2020
Light has always been a resource humans look to for restorative energy. However, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that light was discovered as a resource for therapy. In 1903, a scientist named...
Moving Toward Better Mobility
July 1, 2020
Whether you’re an all-star, money-making athlete or a day-to-day desk worker, mobility holds a significant level of importance in every person’s life. The stiffness you feel when you’re unable to touch your toes or...
Summer Skincare Tips
July 1, 2020
Austin is a great place for spending time outdoors in the summertime sunshine. However, while catching some rays, it’s important to know how to take care of your skin. “The heat in Austin can...
Exercise and Movement for Mental Wellness
July 1, 2020
Austin Fit Magazine community members are generally quite adept at moving their bodies, with great determination and focus, but how does movement affect your mental health? Is there a benefit beyond physical exercise? The...
Wellness FAQ: Shin Splints
July 1, 2020
What do a trail runner, a soccer player and you (probably at least once) have in common? Shin splints. It’s a cringe-worthy truth, but don’t endure the pain any longer! Dr. Shine John of...
Post Quarantine Workout Safety
June 24, 2020
How to keep you and others healthy while at the gym.    On June 3, Texas updated guidelines that lay out the standards of safety and sanitization for gyms and fitness facilities as they...
Op-Ed: A New Pandemic Threat
May 1, 2020
People may die because they’re not calling 911. Reports from the front lines of hospitals indicate a marked drop in the number of heart attacks and strokes nationally. But, COVID-19 is definitely not stopping...
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