August 2014 Articles

Healthy Bits: August 2014
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...
Frequently Asked Questions
August 4, 2014
I usually work out in the morning and never eat beforehand. I’ve never noticed any problem with it, but my friend says I’m crazy to not have food before exercise. I worry that it...
Finding Remedy in Racing
August 1, 2014
In 2007, at just 4 years of age, Ainsley Rossiter was diagnosed with neuroaxonal dystrophy, a rare, degenerative, and terminal developmental disorder usually affecting children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years....
Sprints to Failure
August 1, 2014
Flying along the “Sweet 16” trail of the Barton Creek greenbelt, mountain bike riders encounter a series of short, technical climbs. Each one requires power, focus, and—as the climbs come consecutively—endurance. The effort required...
Youth Hydration: Quenching Thirst On and Off the Field
August 1, 2014
August in Texas is kickoff season for back-to-school youth sports, which means teen athletes are practicing in 95 degree-plus temperatures that include humidity levels rivaling those found in Houston. When it comes to sports...
Heart Screenings Help Prevent HCM in Student Athletes
August 1, 2014
It doesn’t happen often, but kids can suffer through some serious heart incidents. This March, a 15-year-old boy in Colorado nearly died after collapsing on the field in the middle of baseball practice due...
Avoid the vacation rut and return home with renewed energy
August 1, 2014
We all look forward to going on vacation. For most, it is the highlight of the year. It is a time to refuel, reflect, spend quality time with the people we love, and make...
Tips to Take Triathlon Training to the Top
August 1, 2014
Every athlete has a particular tip or trick they use while training and racing and, after 25 years of racing triathlons, I even have a few of my own. However, I thought I would...
Swim with Perspective
August 1, 2014
One of the most common things I hear from my swim clients is that they are “horrible” swimmers. They make faces when they talk about their swimming; they downgrade their ability; essentially, they badmouth...
Running on Empty: An AFM FITTEST Odyssey of a Different Sort
August 1, 2014
Early on the morning of June 1, just six short days before the 2014 AFM FITTEST competition, I was sitting in my car at Camp Mabry feeling an intoxicating mixture of confidence, anticipation, and...
Summer Makeup that Beats the Heat
August 1, 2014
Every woman who lives where summers are warm and humid knows what it’s like to catch a glimpse of herself in the mirror halfway through the day only to realize that her makeup doesn’t...
Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole
August 1, 2014
What You Need Note: This recipe serves 8 to 10 people and can be cut in half. Green Chile Enchilada Sauce 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves...
Fit To Be King: Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raiders
August 1, 2014
On the surface, it seemed almost a flippant thing. If nothing else, at least a bit impetuous. Such is the case with most any viral video. But the most popular YouTube video in the...
Don’t Let Those Bugs Get Under Your Skin
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...
New to Austin
August 1, 2014
Division 1 Bicycles 1620 E. 7th This new bike shop is located just east of downtown. Division 1 (D1) offers full service bike repair, an array of specialty bikes and accessories, and even David...
The Healthy Side Effects of Butter Coffee
August 1, 2014
What’s the secret ingredient missing in the recipe for a healthy lifestyle? According to a growing health trend, this ingredient is—wait for it—butter. Specifically, butter in your coffee. Bulletproof coffee, a type of coffee...
Acho studies playbooks, textbooks
August 1, 2014
The determination and dedication that Emmanuel Acho, linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, shows both on and off the field was instilled in him from an early age, thanks to his upbringing, and was later...
2014 AFM FITTEST Winner Profiles
August 1, 2014
Overall Individual Winner and Age Group Champion (Women 30-39) Julie Pickler I am a firm believer in variety. Just like they tell you to eat the colors of the rainbow to get all of...
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