April 2014 Articles

Running Boston: One Year Later
April 22, 2014
The scenes from the 118th Boston Marathon present a dichotomy of what was and what will be.
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Austin Teacher Uniting Staff with The Run to the Sun Relay to Support Student
April 18, 2014
Teams of six to 10 people begin at Enchanted Rock in Fredricksburg and finish’s at Murchison Middle School in Austin.
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More “Fittest Dogs”—Workout Warriors
April 10, 2014
AFM has profiled a group of pets from our “Fittest Dogs” contest that benefit from their owners’ fit lifestyles. Have you seen them at your gym or workout?
Secret Swimming Weapon for Triathletes: Train in the Four Competitive Strokes
April 7, 2014
Cross training by swimming diversified workouts is a useful tool for a triathlete to gain strength, endurance, and confidence in the pool.
Advice from the FITTEST
April 4, 2014
Stephanie Flores (Body by Frame) will be the instructor for AFM’s next free workout on April 6 at lululemon athletica in the Domain.
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Dog Grooming 101
April 1, 2014
Tips for enjoying bath time with your pup.
Fun Facts about Noses
April 1, 2014
Dogs and humans both have noses, but they differ greatly.
Vitamin D and Calcium—Supplements to Know
April 1, 2014
Vitamins and mineral supplements have taken a bruising in the last year. Several studies have shown they offer little protection against cardiovascular disease or cancer in healthy adults, and some editorials have gone as...
Preventative Veterinary Medicine for Active Central Texas Pets
April 1, 2014
There are several diseases that can make otherwise fun outdoor activities risky; fortunately, they’re preventable with a few precautionary steps.
Are You Phasing Your Year?
April 1, 2014
Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe gives advice for breaking through training plateaus by doing something different.
How My Rookie Failure Became My Greatest Success
April 1, 2014
Failing at your first triathlon may actually be the best thing that ever happens in your sporting life.
FAQ April 2014
April 1, 2014
Questions submitted by readers, answered by AFM staff
Food for the Socially Conscious
April 1, 2014
Food companies are turning profits into meals for kids in at-risk countries.
A Go-To Loop for Cycling Central Austin
April 1, 2014
MapMyFitness ambassador Nathanial Friedman loves a coffee and snack along with his ride. Here’s his go-to 20-miler.
Changing Your Dog's Food
April 1, 2014
A balanced raw diet consists of approximately 80 percent muscle meat and bones, 10 percent organ meat, and 10 percent vegetables.
Dove Springs Initiative Inspires Family Fitness
April 1, 2014
Public parks are often the heart of a neighborhood. They’re where families convene, kids caper, and harried city folks commune with nature. Dove Springs District Park, located in southeast Austin, has filled all these...
Wasabi Edamame Hummus
April 1, 2014
Serve as a spicy dip or sandwich spread.
Healthy Bits
April 1, 2014
A new study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology (March 2014) showed improved physiological changes and better quality of life for those who regularly practiced yoga. Patients in varying stages of breast cancer (0...
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