November 2014 Articles

Walking the (High) Line
November 1, 2014
Faith Dickey is not like everyone else.  Maybe she was six years ago. When she was 19. Before she won national and world championship titles. Before she smashed female world records. When she had...
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Book Review: Grain Brain
November 1, 2014
You should eat no more than 60 grams of carbohydrates per day.  That’s what David Perlmutter, M.D., recommends in his New York Times bestseller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your...
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New to Austin: November 2014
November 1, 2014
979 Springdale Road austineasciders.com On Saturday, November 1, Austinites get their first look at the new Austin Eastciders cidery. Though the classically American and gluten-free fermented beverage has been available for purchase for some...
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E-Cigarettes
November 1, 2014
An electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) is a vaporizer that simulates tobacco smoke. Battery operated, it produces “smoke,” an aerosol created by heating a liquid solution that contains a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, nicotine,...
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The Pulse: November 2014
November 1, 2014
Worth It or Waste It? Pumpkin Noosa Yoghurt Calories: 290 (8oz serving) The burn: Tennis = 1 hour playing recreationally Rollerblading = 36 minutes  Running = 30 minutes  Shooting Hoops = 44 minutes  Road...
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Getting Kids to Bike and Walk to School
November 1, 2014
Over the past five decades, the number of children walking and biking to school has plummeted—from 48 percent in 1969 to 13 percent in 2009 among children ages 5 to 14. Meanwhile, childhood obesity...
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Swim Gear 101
November 1, 2014
New to swimming? That bag full of gear might leave you wondering what on Earth you’re meant to do with it all. Some swim gear is functional and necessary (goggles) and some (fins and...
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Healthy Bits: November 2014
November 1, 2014
A New Book on Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis sidelines many runners, but scientists have recently found that one particular exercise is a very effective treatment. Researchers at Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark spent a...
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The Austin Aces: Where Andy Roddick and Mylan World Team Tennis Meet
November 1, 2014
  Part of the Mylan World Team Tennis (WTT) league, the Austin Aces had their inaugural season in July 2014. Founders Larry King and tennis great Billie Jean King created the unique gender equity...
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Managing the Clock in Training, Work, and Family
November 1, 2014
Where does the time go? We have all asked ourselves this question at one time or another. The puzzling thing is that in a world where everything is designed to save time (phones act...
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Winter Woes Be Gone
November 1, 2014
After the unusual number, length, and low temperatures of last winter’s cold snaps, Austin’s athletes might want to take note and make strides to stay warm this winter. Local weather may not bring ice...
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13.1 Reasons to Train for a Half Marathon
November 1, 2014
  Running season has officially started in Austin. The Austin Distance Challenge presented by Austin Fit Magazine is in full swing, and two of Austin's most beloved races are just around the corner: the...
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Joanne Blackerby – In the Spirit of Fitness
November 1, 2014
Hearts still racing and sweat still dripping, those brave souls who just survived another hour-long group workout with Joanne Blackerby and her team at Spirit Fitness Training in northwest Austin are dizzy to grasp...
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Water 101
November 1, 2014
It’s been widely reported and discussed that drinking water is a necessary practice for achieving ultimate health, vitality, and performance. But just because we know better does not always mean we do better. Why...
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Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts
November 1, 2014
What You Need 4 medium eggplants, halved lengthwise 8 tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 ½ tablespoons sweet paprika 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 yellow onions, finely chopped 1 pound ground...
Get Geared Up: Equipment for seasons and situations
November 1, 2014
While fall doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to bust out the winter wear, temperatures can dip enough in Central Texas to require some bundling. Layering provides the best option for working out—as you warm...
Fit Finds: Shoes for Off-Roading
November 1, 2014
Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail has grabbed a spot on the bestseller lists and comes to theaters in December, with Reese Witherspoon as the inexperienced yet...
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November 2014: FAQ
November 1, 2014
Is there any reason why I shouldn’t run in the rain? I worry about getting sick if I head outdoors for my workout, but I hate getting on the treadmill. A: Andreas Soeffker, a...
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