December 2020 Articles

Digital Consumption vs. Eye Health
December 1, 2020
Blurry vision, watery eyes, a sharp headache and a stiff neck — it is the new, after-work feeling far too many of us can now relate to.  As many employment agencies across America have...
Wellness FAQ with My Vinyasa Practice
December 1, 2020
AFM: What is yoga therapy? MVP: Yoga therapy is complementary to other therapeutic modalities. It leverages the tools found within yoga and mindfulness to work through the different energetic layers of the body to...
The Best and Worst Plants For Austin Allergies
December 1, 2020
There’s something in the air, and it isn’t love! Fall in Texas means sneezing, wheezing and sniffling for many of us. Like live music and barbecue, allergies are just part of life in Austin. ...
Empowerment Through Integrative Medicine
December 1, 2020
To say this particular time in history is a stressful one for healthcare professionals everywhere is an understatement. Healthcare workers have experienced stress and emotional fatigue for decades, but the situation is only becoming...
Workout of the Month: Laurie Christine King
December 1, 2020
30 Minute DB Workout Our Paragon Quickie is a 30-minute program that requires just a few pairs of dumbbells. Enjoy!  B-stance DB RDL 3 x 8-15 per leg Rest as needed between legs  ...
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Best Of 2020
December 1, 2020
2020 has presented many challenges for Austin — and now more than ever, we want to recognize the local businesses, gyms and Austinites that went above and beyond in the health and fitness community...
Spiced Orange Coffee
December 1, 2020
1.5 oz Dripping Springs Orange Vodka    1 bag Golden Ratio Chai-Spiced Gold Coffee            1 oz Monin vanilla syrup or 1  tsp vanilla extract 1 oz heavy whipping cream (can sub with dairy-free creamer or...
A Q&A with Tero Isokauppila, founder of Four Sigmatic
December 1, 2020
Founded in 2012, Four Sigmatic has grown to be one of the most popular mushroom coffee companies in the nation in addition to inspiring those to live a healthier lifestyle. After living in many...
The 12 Best Products for Calming Your Nerves of 2020
December 1, 2020
Let’s cut to the chase — 2020 is officially the year of tattered nerves. With ongoing economic and health uncertainties, who can blame you for feeling on edge? You shouldn’t dismiss your feelings with...
Enjoying the Holidays During COVID-19
December 1, 2020
2020 has been a year full of unpredictable surprises. Over the past 10 months, we have deepened our understanding of COVID-19, how it is transmitted, how it affects our bodies and its short and...
Looking to 2021
December 1, 2020
Novel adjective. of a new and unusual kind; different from anything seen or known before. It is completely understandable that many of us are enthusiastically looking forward to 2021. I get it. 2020 has...
Ingredients You Want to Stay Away From
December 1, 2020
Consuming predominately real, whole foods is the ideal path to eating a nutrient-dense diet. However, sometimes we have to purchase processed foods to align with our busy schedules. According to the U.S. Department of...
Alternative Adult Beverages
December 1, 2020
When the pandemic first hit, alcohol sales rose dramatically, next to hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Life seemed to require a few cocktails to take the edge off of 2020. Now, many people are...
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