November 2011 Articles

What Exactly is a “QR Code”?
November 4, 2011
We’ve talked about them, you’ve heard about them and you’ve mostly likely seen them: QR codes. So what exactly are these latest and greatest codes of the future? QR stands for Quick Response, which...
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November 4, 2011
Ahh December, the season of giving. While it’s easy to get caught up in shopping, holiday parties and prepping for travel and/or guests, it’s important not to forget the reason for the season! A...
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The Doper Next Door here on Thursday at Bicycle Sport Shop
November 4, 2011
In AFM’s September issue, we talked about the slippery world of performance-enhancing substances in sports (you can revisit that article here). Here in Austin, so many people deal with season allergies that it’s easy...
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Kick Mo’s Butt: sCULPture, Nutrition and Fitness
November 4, 2011
The last few months have been extremely tough. I have been traveling extensively and only home a few days at a time before heading out again, so making my workouts fit in has been...
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November Events Gear Up to Educate Cyclists and Drivers
November 4, 2011
On November 12, former Austin mayor Bruce Todd hosts the Please Be Kind to Cyclists gala event at Pure Austin (907 W. 5th Street) with music, entertainment, and a silent auction. The non-profit, dedicated...
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Low in Calories, High in Chemicals
November 4, 2011
In honor of this month’s Nutrition Issue, we want to remind everyone of an article in our February issue of last year. Just because a food is low in calories doesn’t necessarily mean it’s...
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Working out amid the Thanksgiving holiday
November 4, 2011
There are actually quite a few entertaining Thanksgiving movies (Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a well-known favorite; a couple of lesser known are the darkly funny Pieces of April and one on my list of...
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John Mackey’s Vision Can Save Your Life
November 4, 2011
Visit with John Mackey for a few minutes and you first get a tutorial about backpacking, not nutrition. You’ll learn about hiking trails, ultra-light backpacking gear, and you, too, will begin referring to the...
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Why do Healthy Foods Make Us Bloated and Gassy?
November 4, 2011
You’re exercising, feeling good, and you want to put the healthiest food into your body. You spin through the produce department and then the bulk foods section at the grocery store, loading up on...
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Fresh Local Thanksgiving Turkey
November 4, 2011
Part of the Thanksgiving ritual is shopping for the centerpiece of the big meal:  the turkey.  But where does that turkey come from?  How was it raised?  For some, those unknowns drive them to...
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Post-Holiday Diet Plan
November 4, 2011
It’s easy to put on a pound or two over the holidays, but almost impossible to lose them again. This post-holiday diet plan will help you shed those unwanted lbs and get you back...
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Stressed? Your Diet May be an Attributing Factor
November 4, 2011
Stress can negatively affect us in many ways including our sleep patterns, health and well-being, and even our life span – so naturally we want to reduce stress in any ways possible. Nutrition is...
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Book Review: Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival
November 4, 2011
I recently purchased a book, Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival: Aisle by Aisle, HG Style, and I’ve got to tell you,  it’s awesome! Now I’m not normally one to rant and rave about some product,...
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Recipe Redux: Green Bean Casserole
November 4, 2011
EDITOR’S NOTE: With our three-part series on food, we are including a Recipe Redux, where we take a traditional recipe and re-do it to include healthy ingredients. With the holidays coming, we’re kicking off...
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Bike recycling…the fun way
November 4, 2011
It’s amazing how much stuff you can accumulate.  I just got through moving, and the stuff in the garage was some of the last to get packed up and organized; a fair amount of...
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Whole Foods Employee Athletes Balance Work, Workouts, and Life
November 4, 2011
If you work at Whole Foods, there’s no excuse to not attain peak health. In 2009, the company added a new core value: “Promoting the health of our stakeholders through healthy eating education.” In...
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You Are What You Eat!
November 4, 2011
If you are going to dedicate an issue to food, few are more qualified or more interesting than the man on our cover. We had the distinct pleasure of chatting with John Mackey, Founder...
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AFMDC Leaderboard
November 4, 2011
Results for the first two races have been posted! Here’s who’s leading the pack after the IBM Classic 10K and Run for the Water. The RacesThe five races in the 2011-2012 Austin Fit Magazine...
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