December 2016 Articles

December Deals and Specials
December 6, 2016
December 2016 AFM Magazine Deals and Specials! An alphabetical listing of people and places offering specials and deals just for AFM readers this month. Now you can check them out online and in the magazine....
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Monthly Mantra: Community
December 1, 2016
Monthly Mantra: Community This month, set the intention to embrace your community. It is a time for gathering, sharing, and giving thanks for connection. The Latin roots of the word community translates to mean...
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Deck the Halls with Med Balls
December 1, 2016
1. Elevated Rear Foot Split Squat with Shoulder Press   Set-Up: Cradle ball at chest level and assume split stance position with rear foot elevated on bench. Ensure top of rear foot is flat...
Austin Fit Magazine Best of 2016
December 1, 2016
Nutrition Best Smoothie Shop  1. JuiceLand  Will JuiceLand’s reign ever come to an end? Although they have an extensive menu full of juices, hot drinks, and healthy shots, the smoothies reign supreme by allowing...
The Dangers of Deodorants
December 1, 2016
When pursuing a healthier lifestyle, it is important to not only be aware what you are putting in your body, but also what you’re putting on your body. An estimated 90 percent of Americans...
Lump of Charcoal
December 1, 2016
Finding coal in your stocking used to be every kid’s worst nightmare. Finding charcoal, however, may be at the top of the holiday wish list.  HACIENDA’s Spicewood Charcoal Cleanser $16 | www.haciendaaustin.com With a fragrance...
Last Minute Gift Ideas
December 1, 2016
For the Health Conscious: Whole Foods | www.wholefoodsmarket.com For the Outdoor Enthusiast: REI | www.rei.com For the Fruit Loving Foodie: Blenders and Bowls | www.blendersandbowls.com For the Bookworm: Book People | www.bookpeople.com For the Caffeine Junkie: Caffe Medici...
Ahead of the Brain Game
December 1, 2016
“Man is not going to wait passively for millions of years before evolution offers him a better brain,” said Romanian chemist and psychologist, Corneliu E. Giurgea in 1972. Now 44 years later, his premonition...
Convenience Meets Care: Austin’s All-in-One Integrative Pharmacy
December 1, 2016
The Victory Medical Center has been Austin’s home for traditional and holistic healthcare for over two decades, and in the last six years has provided an inviting and accessible pharmacy for any nutraceutical needs....
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Ankle Injury Action
December 1, 2016
Lying on your back now looking up at the clear blue sky, you begin to reflect on the circumstances that brought you here. First, there was the well-intended leap over the downed tree lying...
Healthy Helpings
December 1, 2016
Holiday Weight Gain It’s not just in your head—you’re gaining weight during the holidays. The first 10 days after Christmas lead to the highest weight gain, an average of 1.3 pounds in Americans, according...
The Best of Peanut Butter and Jelly
December 1, 2016
Is anyone ever not in the mood for a PB&J? It’s a quick and easy meal that requires no effort at all! The recipe is simple: slap some peanut butter on a slice of...
What You Don’t Know About Fitness
December 1, 2016
It stands to reason that if you invest your time and money in taking on a new challenge—say, learning Spanish—you would expect that if you attended your classes consistently three times a week for...
Insight Over Information
December 1, 2016
My alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m., and I stumble my way into the living room where my gym bag is stuffed with necessities for the arduous day ahead. I slap on my Garmin...
Yoga Poses for Family Festivities
December 1, 2016
The Little Yoga House: thelittleyogahouse.com Parenting is challenging. Making sure everyone's needs are met (including your own) can often seem overwhelming and exhausting. Stress, anxiety, and chaos are all emotions most parents experience daily, yet...
Bevo XV
December 1, 2016
In the land of Longhorns, Bevo XV rests comfortably at the end of his first regular season as the famous mascot for The University of Texas at Austin. Even an opponent against the Longhorn football...
A Day in the Life of a Podcast Junkie
December 1, 2016
I’m a bona fide radio geek. I interned at my first radio station when I was 18 years old, and would go in at 7 p.m. and help the night jock (who was far...
What the Hack?
December 1, 2016
In a time where the world seems to move a mile a minute, happy hour is constantly calling your name and the box of donuts lurking in the office won’t stop taunting you, it’s...
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