March 2011 Articles

McDonald’s – Finding New Ways to Make America Fat
March 2, 2011
Okay, McDonald’s, you should be ashamed of yourself. Did you have to add something deliberately fattened-up to your already nutritionally horrendous menu? It is like you want fat zombies for your consumers. Oh wait,...
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Tales Of A McRunner
March 2, 2011
In our effort to get the best health and fitness tips and tricks to our readers, we end up doing a lot of McDonald’s bashing. Well, there’s a 36-year-old marathon runner from Chicago who...
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Fitness Flash Mob: A Tribute to Japan
March 2, 2011
Over the past week, we’ve collectively witnessed a trifecta of unfathomable proportions unfold before our eyes: the largest recorded earthquake in a populated area, followed by a torrential tsunami which has now led to the...
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Cutting Out Hidden Calories
March 2, 2011
With Spring Break and SXSW officially over, next on the list for Austinites is City Council elections… but that’s for a different blog. I’m thinking about swimsuit season, which seems to sneak up sooner...
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A Better Brunch: Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes
March 2, 2011
Alright, so this isn’t the ideal diet recipe. There’s enough butter (i.e. fat content) in here to make Paula Deen proud. But it does have enough redeeming qualities to make it qualify as a...
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March 2, 2011
We’ve temporarily hidden our Facebook page to count your votes for the “Social Media Swimsuit Search” contest. The winner(s) will be published in our Swimsuit issue hitting stands May 1st. We had an amazing...
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Block Training: A Multisport Athlete’s Secret to Making Leaps
March 2, 2011
As a multisport athlete, I know it’s a challenge to continually improve in swimming, biking and running. It’s tempting to try to squeeze in the same numbers and types of each session every week,...
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Buttermilk Waffles
March 2, 2011
Sunday breakfast never sounded so good! These light and fluffy waffles are a great way to jump start your morning.
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Sodiu–M’m! M’m! Good?
March 2, 2011
In honor of World Salt Awareness Week 2011 (which actually wrapped up yesterday), here’s the latest in the legal spat between Campbell Soup Co. and four New Jersey women who’d like for soup marked...
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Eat Fit, Live Fit, Fight Cancer
March 2, 2011
Even though healthy eating can seem daunting at times, feeding your body well is easier than you think. Your body needs fuel to perform effectively. Miss breakfast, and the sounds that resonate from your...
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Fitness’s New Social Network
March 2, 2011
Austin based MapMyFITNESS has teamed up with Kentucky’s Humana Inc. to bring you fitness-minded tech-savvy users a new social network: Humana Fit. MapMyFITNESS is the well known social athletic community that lets users track...
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Stitches In Your Side? Straighten Up!
March 2, 2011
Are stitches in your side forcing you to cut your runs short? They appear as if from no where and don’t seem to want to disappear until you’ve stopped and can breathe slowly, which...
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VOTE in our Social Swimsuit Search!
March 2, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, we here at AFM decided to put on a little contest for our upcoming April issue, better known as our Swimsuit Issue. We told you, Austin area residents, to...
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Texas Yoga Association Plans Mass Yoga Class
March 2, 2011
The Texas Yoga Association will host a mass yoga class on the State Capitol lawn this Wednesday, March 16 in support of two bills that prevent the regulation of yoga. The Texas Workforce Commission...
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Invisible Fence: Let Your Pets Roam Free and Fit
March 2, 2011
We always think of curiosity as a trait common to cats (isn’t it the number one feline killer?) but dogs have a curious streak running through their veins, too. And that curiosity coupled with...
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A Better Brunch: Strawberry Jam-Filled Almond Muffins
March 2, 2011
STRAWBERRY JAM-FILLED ALMOND MUFFINS Serves 12 You worked hard all week and a break is finally in sight. But don’t let a single sitting of pancakes derail your discipline. This weekend, make yourself a...
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Why Diets Make You Crabby
March 2, 2011
Dieters often blame low blood sugar or deprivation and lack of pleasure (no dessert?!) as the source of their cranky attitudes. However, recent research indicates that there is another reason for all that irritability:...
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New At Jamba Juice: Fruit and Veggie Smoothies
March 2, 2011
Jamba Juice is now featuring a new line of smoothies featuring fruits and vegetables. The Fruit & Veggie Smoothies are surprisingly delicious, shockingly nutritious and innovatively created to provide three full serving of fruits...
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