October 2014 Articles

Building Strength Through Movement
October 1, 2014
This month, Diane Vives guides trainer Jessica Clark through a variety of kettlebell carries and methods to improve and strengthen push-ups and pull-ups at Spark Fitness Club. These first exercises share information she gathered...
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Navigating Austin’s October Events as an Athlete
October 1, 2014
I've got good news and bad news. The good news: It's October, and Mother Nature has finally released her stranglehold of heat and humidity, making this one of Austin’s most perfect months for being...
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The Ear
October 1, 2014
U.S. Kids and Hearing 1 in 5 teenagers experience hearing loss in at least one ear.  3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. 9 out of every 10 children who...
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The Pulse
October 1, 2014
ACL Numbers 2002  First year festival held 67 Number of bands played at first festival 130+ Number of bands in 2014 lineup $25 Weekend pass price in 2002 $200 Weekend pass starting pass in...
Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards-Ross — Championship Couple
October 1, 2014
Between them, they possess two Super Bowl rings and four Olympic gold medals, plus six national championships from their days as University of Texas student-athletes. Indeed, theirs is a love match etched in the...
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Gear Up for Winter
October 1, 2014
The change of seasons is quickly approaching, bringing the cooler temperatures of the winter months. Having spent many mild winters in Austin and now a much colder one in Boulder, I've learned a lot...
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October 2014: New to Austin
October 1, 2014
RunLab Austin 700 S. Lamar Blvd. RunLabAustin.com Kim Mullen is a triathlete, adventure racer, and endurance athlete who moved to Austin years ago to begin working with CATZ. In January, she branched out on...
Whither Exercise?
October 1, 2014
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when thinking about that next workout or training session? If you reflect on what thoughts just ran through your mind, you may notice that the answer...
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Fit Finds: Workout Bling
October 1, 2014
(Above) Owner Sarah Wilson is a nationally-ranked endurance athlete based in Miami who designs and creates handmade athletic jewelry for men and women. You can even “build your own” by combining any of the...
Build Your Own Footbridge
October 1, 2014
You’re out on a long hike, enjoying the beautiful weather and feeling great. There’s a skip in your step and the feeling of being fit from the outside activity is feeding those endorphins as...
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Austin’s Mayoral Candidates Talk Health and Wellness
October 1, 2014
On Jan. 6, 2015 a new era in Austin governance and politics begins when the winners of the Nov. 4, 2014 election (and any runoffs) are sworn in as the new City Council. The...
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October 1, 2014
Who’s Who at the Zilker Relays
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The Flu and You
October 1, 2014
The flu vaccination is widely encouraged by public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but many people have concerns about vaccine effectiveness and safety. Making the right choice about vaccinations requires...
Robert Dutra Moreira, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master
October 1, 2014
For 35 years, Master Robert Dutra Moreira has been practicing the art of jiu-jitsu. At age 26 he reached the expert level of black belt and went on to win numerous titles in the...
Healthy Bits: October 2014
October 1, 2014
Powered by Sweat Researchers from the University of California San Diego presented information at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society that they have designed a sensor that detects and responds to the...
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Sanya Richards-Ross, America’s 400-meter Sweetheart
October 1, 2014
As the blistering July day fades into a cool sunset, an unexpected guest spreads across the rust-colored oval at Waco’s Hart-Patterson Track & Field Complex. Dusk settles, and the clouds and current stir air...
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Fit but Fat
October 1, 2014
You exercise regularly and are mindful of diet, but your weight is still stuck in the overweight or obese body mass index (BMI) category. That yearly physical is looming, and you know your doctor...
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Options for Opening Airways
October 1, 2014
You work out regularly, watch what you eat, head to bed at a reasonable hour, and generally strive to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Yet, too often, you wake up fatigued and move through...
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