January 2022 Articles

Recognizing the Plight of Essential Workers
January 1, 2022
“I can tell you that I have calls that I’m never going to forget. Faces that will always stick with me, and patients that have been on my mind for years. This is one...
How to Create a Montessori-Friendly Kitchen
January 1, 2022
January is finally here! Although this means holiday baking and festive dinner parties are coming to a close, that does not mean the family fun in the kitchen has to end. Spending intentional time...
Athlete Spotlight: Mélissa Peng
January 1, 2022
Dancing is a great way to get moving while enjoying and letting the music flow through your body. For Mélissa Peng, it is something she has always known. From a young age, Peng was...
Maintaining Wellness in a Pandemic
January 1, 2022
The pandemic has certainly created some challenges and obstacles to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for many people. With social distancing measures in place beginning in 2020, our schedules and sense of normalcy were disrupted,...
15 Ways to Support a Nurse During COVID-19
January 1, 2022
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have it hard. As challenging as managing daily life is, they have to do it on top of caring for patients and risking burnout during the pandemic every day....
Simple, Healthy Meals to Pack for Your Overnight Shifts
January 1, 2022
For some, pulling all-nighters is fun but, for medical staff, working the night shift is just that — work. Along with tending to patients and ensuring the highest quality care, you must also take...
FAQ: Ask a Trainer
January 1, 2022
Like any industry, trainers live and breathe what we do daily and are often surprised by the questions asked by both the general public and clients. Things that seem like common knowledge are only...
How Three Austin Nurses Stayed Healthy During the Pandemic
January 1, 2022
The first year of the pandemic brought a lot of new, scary experiences. For many, it was just a matter of adapting to social distancing and wearing masks. For others, it was the loss...
6 Tips for Medical Professionals to Avoid Burnout
January 1, 2022
Burnout affects everyone, no matter what job you have. However, medical professionals have more intense professional lives. You have to balance constant emergency cases, unhappy patients and potential bad outcomes. The long hours and...
Meet the Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic
January 1, 2022
Amongst the unprecedented months of uncertainty, there were people on the front lines of every occupation – whether it be providing food for the public, making sure communities were protected and, of course, saving...
Everything You Need to Know About Yerba Mate
January 1, 2022
The yellow bottle full of goodness, better known as yerba mate, has been making a big splash in the energy drink market. Oftentimes, when you go to the gym, you see people taking pre-workout,...
KMB: BEAT Fitness ATX
January 1, 2022
If I had not been in fitness competitions years ago (1991-1999) and participated in some effective dance classes during those years to learn movement with music, I would have been incredibly intimidated by BEAT...
A Deep Dive on the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
January 1, 2022
Not many sports require complete silence. Tennis players prefer it, but for them, it’s more about formality. For goalball players, silence is a matter of a win or loss. The arena falls silent as...
All About the Green Corn Project
January 1, 2022
When Renee Studebaker retired from the Austin American-Statesman, she remembered an organization she had written about years prior. When writing about Green Corn Project, a nonprofit that educates and builds gardens in and around...
Q&A: Meet a Stronger Austin Fitness Instructor
January 1, 2022
It’s easy to immediately think of essential workers like nurses and firefighters when talking about those who serve and support our community. However, Stronger Austin plays an important role in serving the fitness family...
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