July 2019 Articles

10 Hacks to Make Your Gym Clothes Last Longer
February 1, 2020
Do you have an outfit you love to wear to the gym? Maybe a pair of leggings that tone your thighs nicely or a t-shirt depicting your favorite band? No matter your sense of...
Eight Essentials to Look Out for When Joining a New Gym
July 29, 2019
If you’re looking to join a gym, first of all, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step in improving your health and fitness. But how do you know if the facility you choose is right...
Finding the Right Fabric For You(r Workout)
July 15, 2019
We all work out differently. Whether we are wearing clothes for running long distances or finding the stretchiest leggings to twist our bodies into a pretzel, there are different types of fabrics that are...
Beginners Guide To Stretching and Mobility
July 3, 2019
We hear it all the time in many different forms — stretch. Stretches before you run, stretches after running, stretch on your off-days. While we know we’re supposed to be “stretching,” what does that...
Depressed, Anxious and Overworked? Movement can help.
July 2, 2019
We all know exercise is good for us, but like eating our vegetables and listening to our mothers, we just don’t always do it. Or perhaps it’s that we don’t have time. At least...
Genetics Role in Cancer: Gayle Patel
July 1, 2019
What is your job title and description? I am a Certified Genetic Counselor by training and Director of the Texas Oncology Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) Program. Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with...
Mental Health Column: The Science of Mental Health
July 1, 2019
Ailments of the mind are often perceived differently than ailments of the body, yet modern science now understands how connected they are. Physical issues seem more acceptable to talk about, but as mental health...
Workout of the Month
June 30, 2019
Swim Workout at the YMCA According to the Centers for Disease Control, an average person can burn 250 calories by swimming laps for 30 minutes at a moderate pace, and more than 800 calories...
Technology and the Body
June 30, 2019
The NEUBIE, EMSCULPT, Cryoslimming and Fitbit PurePulse. These new technologies aren’t household names…yet. These are some of the newest and most innovative devices that shape how we heal, tone and discover our physical bodies....
Chicken and Edamame Dumplings Recipe
June 30, 2019
Try these chicken and edamame dumplings with sautéed Asian greens at home for a healthier and more wallet-friendly alternative to your favorite Asian restaurant. Ingredients For Dumplings: 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, roughly...
The Voice of Racing
June 30, 2019
A final stretch of a 10K, a triathlon or any long distance race is physically and emotionally taxing on an individual. What keeps that drive going and pushes someone to reach the finish line...
Creating an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
June 30, 2019
Chronic inflammation has become an issue in our American culture. Between convenient processed foods, a sedentary lifestyle and high stress, it’s no wonder we’re dealing with heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver disease and cancers....
Age-Proofing Your Fitness
June 30, 2019
Austin is a fitness-minded city. Most Austinites understand the benefits of working out — weight loss, increased energy, lower blood pressure and functional improvement in the heart and brain. Other benefits include better mood,...
ATX Rugby
June 30, 2019
During the golden hour of Thursday evening, the players of the Austin Blacks rugby team turn onto the winding gravel road leading to the hidden gem known as Burr Field, the team’s home grounds....
Exercising to Fight Addiction
June 30, 2019
Adam Holt, 34, recently wrapped up two years spent researching the link between fitness and addiction as a grad student at The University of Texas. It’s been a challenging experience, he easily admits, but...
The Unexpected Side of Sleep: Oral Health
June 30, 2019
You spend hours working out and eating well, but restful sleep is just as important for your health. “A lot of patients are surprised when I ask them about their sleep during an exam....
Genetics and Wellness
June 30, 2019
Understanding the role of genetics in our health has become a central theme in medical research as well as a wellness trend. More people are testing their genetics to better understand their health and...
Taming Your Trigger Points
June 30, 2019
Trigger points — those tight little knots in the skeletal muscles of your body — can trick you. They often hurt and don’t go away in a few days or a week, even after...
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