August 2021 Articles

Fit For The Ages
August 1, 2021
Growing up, my grandmother, whom we lovingly called Shana, would fly down from Chicago and spend the summers at our house. She loved torturing herself in the Texas heat. With her TV tray, foldable...
7 Foods to Incorporate into Your Diet for a Longer Lifespan
August 1, 2021
Global life expectancy currently averages just over 72 years, which is much shorter than many people would prefer. However, most adults could easily alter their life expectancy by modifying their diet. By swapping processed...
Healing the Body from the Inside
August 1, 2021
Food is medicine.  The famous Greek physician Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” This statement has become the motto over the last decade for eating whole, nutrient-dense...
Ambassador’s Corner: Ro Fitness + Shape Method Pilates Recap
August 1, 2021
This Ambassador’s Corner recaps a training experience you don’t want to miss — especially if you’re seeking a workout that is sure to kick your power and endurance gains into hyperdrive. This blaster of...
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Age Like an Austinite: Advice from Five Austin Seniors
August 1, 2021
There’s a lot that goes into longevity, even outside of overall health. There’s also love, fulfillment, activity and change. To help any age better understand life from a different perspective, AFM interviewed several Austin...
All About Osteoporosis
August 1, 2021
Osteoporosis is a scary word. It can feel daunting and intimidating, especially as it is a silent disease, and one that typically comes with age. And it can feel a little intimidating when you’re...
The Powerhouse for Longevity
August 1, 2021
One of the primary ways to achieve longevity is through promoting mitochondrial health. The mitochondria is located in each of our cells and is considered the powerhouse of energy production. The mitochondria produces ATP...
Finding Your Tribe: The Importance of Belonging
August 1, 2021
Although eating right and exercising is great for longevity in terms of mental and physical health, there is another often forgotten way to keep yourself feeling at your best, especially with age. A sense...
The Fountain of Youth: Sleep
August 1, 2021
Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative to your overall health and body function, especially as you get older. Everyone can feel the initial effects of a poor night’s sleep — fatigue, bad mood,...
Recipe of the Month: Blenders & Bowls – Austin’s Favorite Açaí Cafe
August 1, 2021
Blenders & Bowls was founded back in 2010 by two best friends, Erin and Kara. After moving from Hawaii to Austin, they had their hearts set on turning a food craving into what is...
Athlete Spotlight: Colin Strickland
August 1, 2021
In 2017, Colin Strickland placed first at Gravel Worlds. In 2018, he placed first at Bike the Bricks and first again at the Gravel Worlds. In 2019, Strickland placed first at The Rift Gravel...
What Comes After 50? Nationals.
August 1, 2021
During the hot Texas summer, swimming is on everyone’s mind. One step outside and you are aching to take a leisurely dip in a nearby body of water for some cooling relief. But for...
How to Beat the Burnout and Keep Going
August 1, 2021
You’re always motivated. You work out nearly every day. You eat only healthy food. You count your macros. You weigh your portions. You measure your body fat. You lean out and bulk up. And...
Workplace Wellness
August 1, 2021
In September of 2019, Jan Garcia came across Wondr Health (formerly known as Naturally Slim) and, because it was part of her employee benefits, she decided to give it a try.  “I saw it...
Want the Muscles Without the Strain? Try Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
August 1, 2021
Let’s face it — aging can be no fun. Aching joints and longer injury recovery time are just two symptoms of aging that can make it harder to stay physically active. The gym can...
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You’re Never Too Old to Take a Fitness Class
August 1, 2021
When Vicki Parsons was in her early 20s, she noticed that she was not leading a very healthy lifestyle and started looking for a change. She thought to herself, “I need to do something....
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Longevity is a Lifestyle Choice
August 1, 2021
Longevity is in the headlines of both the regular news and the scientific community publications these days, and there are now no fewer than 180 longevity institutes associated with universities in the world today....
Progression: Why It is Not Linear
August 1, 2021
There are few things that make you feel as accomplished as making progress in the gym. Whether it’s a strength goal, a body composition goal or just looking your best, seeing improvement is such...
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