June 2020 Articles

Easy Houseplants
June 30, 2020
Work on your green thumb with these easy houseplants to care for.    Filling your home or apartment with more houseplants has several benefits besides a level up on decor. Not only do houseplants...
Post Quarantine Workout Safety
June 24, 2020
How to keep you and others healthy while at the gym.    On June 3, Texas updated guidelines that lay out the standards of safety and sanitization for gyms and fitness facilities as they...
Cancer During a Pandemic: Fighting Fear Itself and Finding the Courage to Give and Seek Support
June 15, 2020
Bewilderment. Confusion. And perhaps most of all, fear. All of these feelings can overwhelm a cancer patient, especially during a pandemic. Social distancing measures can also bring a certain kind of lonely fear.  Asking...
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Seven Benefits of Working Out With a Partner
June 10, 2020
Did life under the government shutdown leave you feeling unbearably lonely? Maybe you gained the dreaded “quarantine 15,” and you want to tone up now that swimsuit season has arrived. Why not kill two...
Nine Vitamins You Aren’t Getting Enough Of
June 8, 2020
If you live in the United States, you might not spend much time worrying about nutritional deficiencies. After all, food is plentiful — you can snag a meal on nearly any street corner. However,...
Best Free Workout Videos on Amazon Prime
June 5, 2020
Gyms in Texas may be reopening, but many of us may still be staying home. If you’ve exhausted your ideas of home workouts, for you who are Amazon Prime members, you are in luck...
Seven Sunburn Remedies (that aren’t aloe)
June 2, 2020
Taking a hike at Green Belt and chilling in the water at Sculpture Falls. Hosting a picnic with your friends and your pup at Zilker Park. Kayaking down Lady Bird lake or taking a...
Mental Health Column
June 2, 2020
During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, we have noticed many people needing extra support, whether it’s because their kids are driving them nuts, or because they have higher-than-usual anxiety due to the stress...
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A Reminder From COVID-19: Clean Your Produce
June 1, 2020
Just like washing your hands, make sure you’re cleaning your fruits and veggies, too. If there is anything good that has come out of coronavirus, it is that we have all been reminded of...
Running Solo
June 1, 2020
Virtual racing spikes amidst social distancing guidelines. University of Texas freshman, Elena Regalado, laced up her running shoes and made sure her AirPods were charged before leaving for the annual Longhorn Run in Austin....
Fitness and Nutrition: Yin and Yang
June 1, 2020
Focusing on fitness while neglecting nutrition is a formula for lackluster results and a painstaking road to success. This rings true whether you are training for a marathon, looking to hit a deadlift PR...
Let’s Win the Day
June 1, 2020
Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion, once said, “Everybody has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” Well, guess what?  You, me and everyone we know have been punched in the...
Recipe of the Month – Engine 2 Plant-Strong
June 1, 2020
Try these two plant-based recipes from Engine 2 Plant-Strong for a tasty and healthy summer meal. Plant-Strong Harvest Salad Makes 4 Servings INGREDIENTS:  1 cup Unsweetened soy/nut/oatmilk 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon Smoked...
Olympic Curveball
June 1, 2020
How two Austin athletes’ plans changed after the rescheduling of the 2020 Olympic Games. In late March, following the guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding holding events amid the pandemic, the International...
Workout of the Month: Crossfit Central
June 1, 2020
Whether you have access to large equipment or just a set of dumbbells, Crossfit Central is sharing with our readers a crossfit style workout that can be done at the gym or easily modified...
Wellness FAQ: Rip Esselstyn
June 1, 2020
Austinite Rip Esselstyn shares the importance of a whole-food, plant-based diet and how it can boost immunity during COVID-19. AFM: How can plant-based nutrition, such as that of the Engine 2 diet, boost immunity...
June 1, 2020
For some, red light therapy (also known as photobiomodulation  or low-level light therapy) can sound like a dream come true. With benefits allegedly ranging from a cure for muscle soreness to slowing the signs...
Wellness Column: Living Intentionally Well
June 1, 2020
Like many of you, I’ve spent over two months doing my best to quarantine, shelter-at-home and stay in our small family “bubble” as our son refers to our social limits. I’ve tried to stay...
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