Browsing: Prevention

Painless Travel

We’re cautious to prevent injury when exercising or competing, but seldom do we consider it during travel. With the immense growth Austin has seen, a regular…


Austin Fit was all ears as we listened closely while Dr. Emmy Wu of Capital Otolaryngology informed us about the best way to take care of our sound-sensitive organs.

Healthy Helpings: January 2016

The Journal of the American Medical Association published new findings that fewer early-stage cases of prostate cancer are being detected. However, that’s not necessarily something to…

Get Paid to Play

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…

What's in the Water Part II: Myth Busting Scary Animals and Plants

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 avoid them altogether. This month, we turn our focus to more common, but less dangerous, animals and plants living in the water, and how to deal with them. Next month we’ll review half a dozen local bodies of water where swimmers can practice.

Three Guys and Their Nipples

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.…

The Flu and You

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…

Is Stress Managing You?

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,…

Cycling and Prostate Cancer

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…

Dogs Detecting Cancer

The Pine Street Foundation, a nonprofit cancer research group in San Anselmo, Calif., has trained five dogs to sniff out cancer.

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