April 2011 Articles

The Skinny on “Fat Talk”
April 1, 2011
“Ugh. I hate my thighs.”“What are you talking about, your thighs are tiny. And so not as big of a problem as my belly.”“Your stomach is totally flat! And not dimpled with cellulite, like...
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Winning the Mental Marathon
April 1, 2011
Often, the most difficult part of a marathon or other long-distance race isn’t putting one foot in front of the other. The most troubling aspect is usually the extreme concentration these intense races require....
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Big Election for Cyclists
April 1, 2011
Whether you rely on your bike for your daily commute or if you just hop on for a different workout when the weather’s nice, you’ve got a stake in the upcoming city council elections....
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The Evolving Veggie Burger
April 1, 2011
If you’ve been awake for the past couple of years, you’ve noticed the boom in popularity plant-based diets have experienced. Restaurants are catering to our preference for meat-free cuisine with vegetarian menus, and many...
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Step Into Minimalism with Saucony
April 1, 2011
With the Boston Marathon approaching, runners from all over are getting their gear in order. Participants and observers will be sure to see lots of minimalist footwear– and a few who run barefoot altogether....
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2011 Spring Shoe Review
April 1, 2011
French philosopher Jean-Baptiste Karr’s oft-quoted words “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” is usually translated “The more things change, the more they remain the same,” and that’s certainly true with the shoe...
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92-Year-Old Breaks Record at Hawaii Marathon
April 1, 2011
If you need a little inspiration to get you through your workout today, or even just to get your shoes on and headed to the gym, look to Hawaii, where part-time resident Gladys Burrill...
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6 Rising Stars of the Austin Tri Scene
April 1, 2011
The growing sport of triathlon is easily one of Austin’s more recent health and fitness success stories. Just as 10Ks and half-marathons are becoming more popular distances among casual runners, so too the triathlon...
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KMB: Texas Iron
April 1, 2011
I don’t believe I’ve ever been as worried about a KMB shoot as I was this month, when AFM called and told me I’d be working out with triathletes and Texas Iron Multisport Training....
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Giving Dogs a Fresh Start (More Adorable Dogs!!)
April 1, 2011
Remember all the fabulous active dogs we featured in our March issue? A few of those dogs were rescue dogs, meaning their owners found them at a shelter like Austin’s Austin Pets Alive!, which...
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Dessert for the Health Conscious
April 1, 2011
For centuries, dessert has been the dieter’s number one vice. But as we’ve already acknowledged, self-control only leaves us feeling crabby. And when I’m crabby, the first thing I want is dessert. It’s a...
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Can Exercise Overcome Genetics?
April 1, 2011
New research indicates that exercise can play an integral role in fighting a genetic predisposition for obesity. Dr. Soren Snitker, of the University of Maryland, and Evadnie Rampersaud, his post doctoral fellow, led a...
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Staph Bacteria Found In U.S. Meat
April 1, 2011
What’s in the meat you’re feeding yourself and your family every day? Lots of stuff you’d rather not think about, including a host of bacteria, reports CBS news. A new report published in Clinical...
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How ’bout Them Apples?
April 1, 2011
An apple a day may actually keep the doctor away – at least when it comes to seeing one about your cholesterol levels. A recent study at Florida State University of 160 women found...
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Chocolate Orange Biscotti
April 1, 2011
Slightly crunchy, these biscotti are wonderful dunked in coffee or tea. A dark chocolate cocoa powder will ensure they have a deep chocolatey taste. with Anne L. Wilfong, RD, LD
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How To: Have a Healthy Food Relationship
April 1, 2011
Good, healthy eating is necessary for feeling (and looking) good. But it’s hard to be a good, healthy eater when you’re discouraged with your job hunt, ending a relationship or dealing with any of...
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New York City Mulls Happy Meal Ban
April 1, 2011
In November, San Francisco banned fast food chains from including a free toy with meals that exceed a set level of calories, fat or sugar. And now, New York city is planning similar legislation.New...
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Lighten Up Triathletes
April 1, 2011
This is perhaps the worst possible forum to let you know I’m not such a big fan of triathletes. At one time I took an interest in the sport because I really do love...
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