May 2020 Articles

How to Stay Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out
May 6, 2020
“Should” — has any word in the English language inspired more anxiety and guilt? You know you should work out, but your couch sings a sweet siren song. How can you stay motivated when...
Managing Anxiety and Finding Joy in Corona Time
May 4, 2020
These times are tough. Many people are suffering, have lost jobs or businesses, and are facing an uncertain future. Yet this time has also created opportunities for some: to slow down, spend more time...
Workout of The Month: At-Home Mat Pilates Routine
May 2, 2020
In honor of National Pilates Day on May 2, Castle Hill Fitness is sharing with us an at-home Mat Pilates routine for this month’s workout of the month. Pilates is the perfect complement to...
Op-Ed: A New Pandemic Threat
May 1, 2020
People may die because they’re not calling 911. Reports from the front lines of hospitals indicate a marked drop in the number of heart attacks and strokes nationally. But, COVID-19 is definitely not stopping...
Why Working Out Is Vital For Your Immune System
May 1, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, working out and staying active is more important than ever. Health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds as of recently. Due to COVID-19, or coronavirus, many of...
Five Simple Exercises for a Strong Back
May 1, 2020
Easy ways to increase strength to decrease low back pain. Did you know that statistics show 8 out of every 10 people will experience an episode of low back pain (LBP) in their lifetime?...
Nomadic Matt and COVID-19
May 1, 2020
Austin-based travel writer and New York Times bestselling author, Matt Kepnes, shares his COVID-19 experience. “Hey everybody! Greetings from inside my apartment,” Matthew Kepnes, a world traveler — and fellow Austinite —begins in an...
A Special Message from the Publisher:
May 1, 2020
Dear AFM Reader, Last month I wrote to you about our April issue and how we intended to deliver AFM to those locations still open and accessible to you. I also described our efforts...
The Austin Fitness Community and COVID-19
May 1, 2020
How local gyms and studios are navigating business during COVID-19. No one anticipated what the world would become only three months into the new decade. As COVID-19 has already dramatically changed so many futures...
Tex-Mex Gone Healthy
May 1, 2020
Tips on making Texans’ favorite comfort food better for you. I love the taste of Tex-Mex. There is so much depth of flavor and satisfaction with each creamy, cheesy, crispy bite. Do you also...
A Letter From the Editor:
May 1, 2020
Although it’s not out of the norm for us, my boyfriend and I have been going on a lot of hikes during quarantine.  If anyone knows my boyfriend, they know he’s always down for...
Coming Together While Being Apart
May 1, 2020
Local businesses and community rally together to help those in need amidst COVID-19. “It’s been amazing to be able to hand people masks, pray over them and thank them for being the heroes,” said...
Preserving Your Mental Health
May 1, 2020
How yoga helps manage stress and overall well-being. Now more than ever, it’s important to create rituals around self preservation and mental health. Yoga gives us many skills to work directly with the central...
Run Like Rowe
May 1, 2020
Local endurance athlete helps deliver necessities amongst COVID-19 pandemic — on foot. It doesn’t take long into a conversation with CC Rowe to realize she is an asset to the Austin community.  Not only...
Seasonal Eating and Mood Boost
May 1, 2020
Seasonal eating could give you that mental health boost you need.
Six Reasons to Slather on Sunscreen
April 30, 2020
Sunscreen is your skin’s best friend. Any dermatologist will tell you the first step to keeping your skin healthy and looking fresh is by adding sunscreen into your daily routine. The sun emits natural...
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