December 2015 Articles

The Climb is Worth the Journey
July 25, 2016
Tata Urth Safari • Tata Urth Safari’s Gabriele Brown describes how the group came to be, and her hopes for their work in Tanzania. There is something to be said for those of us...
Winter Swimming
December 1, 2015
As seasons change and temperatures drop, so do opportunities to get in a swimming workout. Most City of Austin public pools, for instance, close when school starts in the fall and stay locked up...
2015 AFM Best Of Awards
December 1, 2015
Our annual survey results are in! And now, we present to you the most popular people and places in Austin’s health and fitness community.
Change of Pace
December 1, 2015
How to transition from road to trail running
Taking the Fit Life on the Road
December 1, 2015
Have you ever traveled to a race or any other major event and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I had my own bathroom,” or, “I just want to lie down and take a...
Anatomy of a Pose: One Footed Pose
December 1, 2015
Eka Pada Koundinyasana ​ The name comes from the Sanskrit words eka meaning “one,” pada meaning “foot,” koundinya for the sage of the same, and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat.” The asana strengthens the...
The Freshman 15
December 1, 2015
As a woman speaking from personal experience, the “Freshman 15” took one semester to gain and three years to lose. This elusive yet infamous weight gain affects so many unsuspecting students just trying to...
Lite Chicken Gumbo
December 1, 2015
This gumbo is greatly reduced in fat by eliminating the traditional method of producing the roux. This is perfect for batch cooking and to stay warm on cold December evenings. What You Need 2 tbsp. olive...
Sleep Busters
December 1, 2015
Having trouble catching some Z’s at night? We like to keep active, but it’s important to be rested for each day. Here are a few tips from Dr. Dan Slaughter at Snoring Austin to...
2015 AFM Best Of Editor's Picks
December 1, 2015
Best Guide to Austin Living 365 Things to Do in Austin I consider the 365 Things blog and Instagram account (@365thingsaustin) to be the Austin equivalent of Oprah. With over 100,000 followers on Instagram,...
Stocking Stuffers
December 1, 2015
Hair Warrior $4 Frequent exercise means frequent showering, which isn’t great for your hair. Now you can sweat everyday and never worry about compromising hair health. Stance Socks $18 With superior sweat-wicking and thermoregulation...
FAQ December 2015: Your Health and Fitness Questions, Our Answers
December 1, 2015
Is running with music beneficial? For one, who doesn’t like to get lost in the lyrics of a great power ballad? Aside from the fact that music often distracts you from bodily awareness (aka...
Subscription Boxes
December 1, 2015
A subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving! Most companies offer 3-month or 6-month options, so your loved ones will have something to look forward to even when the holidays have passed....
First Position
December 1, 2015
How professional dancers train for the iconic “Nutcracker”
New to Austin: December 2015
December 1, 2015
Studios and stores for fitness-minded folks
Discover Govalle Park and the South Walnut Creek Trail
December 1, 2015
Govalle Park, located east of I-35 by Boggy Creek Greenbelt, encompasses 26 green acres of trees and an entrance to the South Walnut Creek Trail. The park itself boasts barbeque pits, picnic tables, fields,...
Prep for Ski Fun
December 1, 2015
If you are like me, a great vacation involves something active and energizing—like skiing. That’s why being able to go to your vacation with good mobility and conditioning will amplify your enjoyment level and...
Healthy Holiday Hits
December 1, 2015
When it seems like all of your friends and family have varying dietary needs, prepare a holiday dish that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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