July 2022 Articles

Why is a Stretching Routine Key to Caring for Your Arthritis?
July 8, 2022
If you suffer from arthritis, and your symptoms are flaring up, moving your body can seem all but impossible. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, there are many reasons why getting your joints moving is...
Austin’s Annual Free Day of Yoga Returns
July 3, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Austin’s official Free Day of Yoga is returning! This citywide event is a 20-year tradition that is celebrated on Labor Day, where studios open their doors...
Pet of the Month: How Are Donations Being Used at APA?
July 1, 2022
What goes on behind the scenes at a nonprofit shelter? How are donations being used to rescue pets? In late June, Austin Pets Alive! invited the public to find out what goes on over...
Meet Para Swimmer Lizzi Smith
July 1, 2022
On July 26, 2021, Yufei Zhang took home the silver medal at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics after completing the women’s 100-meter butterfly event in just under 56 seconds. About two months later, Lizzi...
The Art and Science of Bodybuilding
July 1, 2022
We are all building (or breaking down) our bodies every day with the choices we make. But for competitive bodybuilders, the process of creating an incredibly muscular and toned body is taken to the...
How to Stay Safe While Exercising Outdoors as a Woman
July 1, 2022
The beauty of Austin’s many parks certainly beckons us to take our exercise outside, soak up the warm weather and enjoy all our city has to offer. But before heading out for an outdoor...
A Deep Dive Into Making Sustainable Swimwear
July 1, 2022
With summer at its peak, oceans are a popular place to cool off — but the swimsuit you wear could be harming the very oceans you’re swimming in. Many swimwear brands use materials that...
How Do Your Genes Impact Your Metabolism?
July 1, 2022
Genetics is the answer to many questions about how a body looks and functions. Understanding your body’s genetic predisposition gives great insight into how to work with your body to reach your desired goals....
Hydration Tips From a First Responders Expert
July 1, 2022
Being a firefighter can be an extremely stressful job. Our brave first responders need to be able to perform at their peak under very physically demanding circumstances. Therefore, a key performance indicator is hydration...
The Science Behind Building Muscle
July 1, 2022
What if getting older didn’t have to include losing your mobility and independence? While there are no guarantees, you can do much to stay healthier at any age by building sufficient muscle. It’s never...
Ambassador’s Corner: Dynamic Sports Medicine
July 1, 2022
Hey AFM readers! My name is Nikki Zahka, and I’m one of the newest AFM Ambassadors. This month we are highlighting a health and wellness spot close to my heart that was founded with...
How Neal Bendesky Transformed His Body and Life
July 1, 2022
Being asked if you’re Santa Clause can bring up many mixed emotions. For Neal Bendesky, it was his pivot point. On October 12, 2015, a young boy innocently mistook 57-year-old Bendesky for Santa Clause....
Recipe of the Month: Mediterranean Baked Cod
July 1, 2022
Serves 6 130.2 calories, 4 carbohydrates, 3 fat, 21 protein Ingredients: 1.5 lbs cod (or other white fish like halibut) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, juiced and separated 8 oz cherry...
How to Know if You Suffer from Insomnia
July 1, 2022
It’s 2 a.m., your brain is wide awake and all you can hear is the ticking of the clock.  According to John Hopkins Medicine, 1 in 3 adults will experience short bursts of insomnia...
KMB: Rō Fitness
July 1, 2022
As I drove to Rō Fitness, I had the cute little kids’ song from 1912 (yes, 1912!!) playing in my head. Remember? “Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream… merrily, merrily, merrily,...
How I Trained for the Spartan Race
July 1, 2022
Running a Spartan Race sounds intimidating, but does it take an actual “Spartan”?  I’ve always wanted to attempt the race since I first heard of it in 2010. During high school, I pushed it...
Meet Austin Blades, A Local Sled Hockey Team
July 1, 2022
It’s almost like flying, but on ice rather than in the air. It’s all about tossing, turning and pushing to score before the 20-minute mark, which requires subtle and quick movements. The ice is...
How Reflexology Works
July 1, 2022
Did you know some of your body parts can represent your entire body? Reflexology is the use of a body part including the ears, feet, hands and face as a mirror of the body....
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