December 2011 Articles

Shout out to the women of Austin’s adidas/Team Rogue Elite
December 30, 2011
This last Saturday, the 2011 USATF (USA Track & Field) National Cross Country Championships were held in Seattle.  And it was a great day for Austin’s own adidas/Team Rogue Elite. adidas/Team Rogue Elite (a/TRE)...
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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for 2012
December 30, 2011
Another new year is upon us and many resolutions remain the same. Will this be the year some of us buckle down and really strive to achieve our goals? Here are 5 of the top resolutions...
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Artichoke Hummus
December 30, 2011
Try using this hummus in place of mayonnaise or mustard on your sandwich or simply serve as a healthy appetizer with fresh vegetables and pita bread. (with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD) WHAT YOU NEED...
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Year in Review
December 30, 2011
As we settle into the final weeks of the year—or scurry madly to finish holiday and travel preparations, or to close that last deal—it is in many ways gratifying to look back at the...
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Bicycle Maintenance in Cold Weather
December 30, 2011
Keeping one’s bicycle functioning and clean in the winter can require more attention than usual, but can also help avoid injury or costly repairs later on. Here are a few tips on how to...
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Austin is for (Trail) Lovers
December 30, 2011
There’s virtually no way to talk about Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and the recently christened Roy and Ann Butler Hike and Bike Trail that encircles it without talking about love. Runners are passionate about...
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Bikes For Kids
December 30, 2011
Friday morning from 6-10 a.m. JB and Sandy from The JB & Sandy Morning Show will be giving away bikes to less-fortunate children as part of their annual Bikes For Kids program. The giveaway...
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Recover Right, Come Back Faster
December 30, 2011
There are two equally important aspects of training: overload and recovery. As athletes, we all seem to be really good at the overload; we love the work, sweat, and sense of accomplishment from hard...
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Winter Produce
December 30, 2011
This past fall AFM brought you Fall produce, well Fall has come and gone and the produce section of your local grocery is changing a bit. Below are just a few of the produce...
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It’s Never Too Late
December 30, 2011
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m too old to change,” or “it’s too late,” or “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”?  Sure you have and you have more than likely said...
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By the Numbers: Fitness and Philanthropy
December 30, 2011
Nearly every weekend there is a ride or race in Austin benefiting a worthy nonprofit organization. Austin residents—from the fittest to the fluffiest—routinely give time, training, and money to participate ‘for a good cause.’...
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Fitness Scams
December 30, 2011
With December finally here and the new year not far behind, we are now constantly being bombarded with the latest and greatest weight loss solutions, and many seem too good to be true (because...
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AFMDC Leaderboard
December 30, 2011
Here’s who’s leading the pack after the Run for the Water 10 Miler: Women’s age group leaders Age Name Time15-19 Courtney Reich 1:58:0120-24 Erica Stoltenberg 1:59:4925-29 Nicole Mendlik 2:11:4430-34 Ashley Butler 1:59:5535-39 Lisa Buckley...
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The Importance of Hydration in Winter
December 30, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, hydration isn’t just for hot, Texas summers. Staying hydrated has many benefits in the winter season for a multitude of reasons. With winter comes low humidity and dry air which...
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December 30, 2011
Today, Wednesday, December 7th 6:15pm -7:15pm: Managing Stress Seminar at Powers Family Wellness Center, Austin, TX“Stress kills” It’s more than just a saying, it’s the truth. Learn how to overcome stress. Your health and...
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What the World Sees in a Food Label
December 30, 2011
We may take for granted that the rest of the world looks at everyday things the way Americans do but, as any traveler knows, that’s not necessarily the case. What says more about everyday...
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Connecting with a Cause
December 30, 2011
Colin’s Hope: Drowning Prevention In May 2010, I had surgery to repair an injury; thankfully, I was allowed to swim after a few weeks. While in physical therapy, I learned of a four-mile open...
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Comforting Soup Recipes
December 30, 2011
One of the most comforting things in the wintertime is a hot, steamy, delicious bowl of soup. While a can of Campbell’s gets the job done, homemade is always the best (and healthiest) choice. So fire...
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