August 2020 Articles

Staying Motivated with Maurice Moore
August 1, 2020
After landing a role at eight years old in the film The Color Purple, Maurice Moore fell in love with acting. Now, Moore has continued his passion for acting and owns Motivate Pictures and...
Wellness FAQ with Dr. Daniel
August 1, 2020
The AFM Team talked to Dr. Daniel Gonzalez about what it means to have a healthy spine. Dr. Daniel has been a practicing chiropractor in Austin since 2007 and has since frequented AFM’s Best...
5 Tips for a Better Brain
August 1, 2020
No matter our age, our brains can always use a little extra love and attention. While we may think that declining brain health is a normal part of aging and our lapses in memory...
Capturing Health with Judy Cole
August 1, 2020
For some, it’s the aspect of competition that fuels one’s passion for racing. It can be found in the last-minute jitters that vibrate under one’s skin just before a race begins, surrounded by people...
How Exercise Fights Depression in Older Adults
August 1, 2020
Depression is one of the most common mental health challenges we face today, and it can affect anyone, regardless of age. It’s not a sign of weakness or a character flaw – it’s an...
Jerry Rothouse: Austin’s Sweating Senior
August 1, 2020
Before 1994, it was thought that the significant drop in strength, stamina and flexibility after age 55 was inevitable. But after a study by Harvard and Tufts, researchers found that many of those losses...
Paddling to 100 Days of Blue
August 1, 2020
100 Days of Blue is a challenge from Wallace J. Nichols, a friend and the author of Blue Mind, that has summoned water lovers annually for the past seven years. The challenge is to...
My Journey of Fear with Lung Disease During COVID-19
August 1, 2020
The Journey Begins It was almost 2 a.m. on a cloudy August morning in 2018 when I bolted upright in a fit of coughing. My throat was dry, and I was desperately thirsty. For...
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Workout of the Month: Generator Athlete Lab
August 1, 2020
What physical activity is best for healthy longevity? The answer to this popular question can be found in all of the exercises and movements you enjoy and can incorporate into your daily life up...
Todd’s Tips to Slow Down Aging
August 1, 2020
I’m going to start with a warning. When I speak to live audiences and share what I’m about to share with you, it sometimes really resonates … and other times, it totally backfires. Fingers...
Introducing AOMA and Integrative Medicine
August 1, 2020
AOMA’s name, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, echoes the movement toward an integrative, holistic approach to healthcare involving practitioners of both Western and Asian medicine. AOMA trains its students to be able to...
Movement: The Health Secret for Seniors
August 1, 2020
While at-home workouts have become a new normal for many, they are especially important for seniors, who are recognized as one of the most vulnerable age groups for COVID-19. “When you have healthy habits...
The Mind of a Climber
August 1, 2020
Imagination, mindfulness and confidence are not commonly associated with strength and conditioning when training for a sport. However, Tonde Katiyo, director of route setting and coach at Bouldering Projects, says these skills are necessary...
How to be Fit and Fabulous at Any Age
August 1, 2020
People usually reach the peak of their physical functioning in their 20s and early 30s. After that, things start changing. The rate of the change is individual, and it depends on genetics, lifestyle choices...
Nutrition Done the Livable Way
July 31, 2020
Each year, Americans spend roughly $33 billion on diets and weight management strategies. Every option has a common denominator: they’re all short-term solutions. Diets are designed to yield quick results due to their heavy...
Recipe of the Month: Bruised Kale Breakfast Hash with Pomegranate Salmon
July 31, 2020
Makes 2 Servings: 415 Calories, 19.9g Fat, 31 g Carbohydrates, 31.5g Protein Dressing: 1 TBSP Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar ¼ tsp Turmeric ¼ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Black Pepper ¼ Cup Blueberries 1 tsp Olive...
Healthy Streets Initiative
July 31, 2020
Austin has always been known as a city on the move. Even in the sweltering Texas heat, it is not uncommon to find people out and about no matter the time of day.  After...
The Keys to Longevity
July 31, 2020
We should not want to simply live for a long time; we should want to be healthy, vibrant and thrive as we age. How do we achieve this? A quick Google search yields hundreds...
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