September 2012 Articles

Get Hip to Prevent Knee Injury
March 1, 2020
Enjoying sports and an active lifestyle motivates us to stay healthy and prevent injuries, if possible. Knee injuries such as injuring the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be devastating to many athletes and fitness...
Balancing Up Time with Down Time
September 27, 2012
Our toddlers are nothing if not energetic. Unlike so many adults, our little ones don’t have to push themselves to be active. Instead, we have to urge them to occasional moments of relative inactivity....
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Breast Reduction
September 25, 2012
Breast hypertrophy (excessive breast tissue) is a fairly common problem that affects one physically, mentally, and emotionally. As both women and men develop breast buds, they are affected by the amount of estrogen production...
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Let’s Get Mental!
September 24, 2012
That doesn’t sound like a very catchy song title, does it? In 1981, Olivia Newton-John came out with a hit song called (Let’s Get) Physical, but she never got around to our version. How...
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AFM’s September Field Trip Report
September 24, 2012
We at AFM really look forward to our bi-monthly AFM Field Trips; every two weeks, the staff gets to try a new workout/training/exercise location. We love getting out in the community and sampling all...
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Better health is a fine balancing act
September 22, 2012
Can you stand on one foot for 15 seconds with your eyes closed?  Before you answer, try it.  Surprised at your results?  After age 25, our sense of balance slowly begins to decline. When...
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By the Numbers: Freediving and the Mind/Body Connection
September 19, 2012
It’s like the age-old question, “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” AFM looked for mentally engaging facts about how the mind and body work together (or against each other) to create fitness.
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Letter from the Publisher: Intersections
September 10, 2012
Our issue this month focuses on the mind and the body. And because each of us has a very personal connection with these two, one would speculate that we should have a reasonable understanding...
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It’s the “Thoughts” That Count
September 5, 2012
Ask any professional athlete whether he or she gets nervous before a competition, match, or race and all will say the same thing: “Yes; no matter how long you have been in the sport,...
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Sharing Ideas to Better the World
September 5, 2012
In 1984, the world was introduced to the TED conference. “TED” is an acronym for “Technology, Entertainment, and Design,” and the TED conference was designed to bring people from these three fields together to...
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By the Numbers: Freediving and the Mind/Body Connection
September 5, 2012
1913 Year Stotti Georghios swam 200 feet below the surface to retrieve an anchor and became the first recorded freediver 100 Number of meters (328 feet) freediver William Trubridge plunged without aid, setting a...
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What is Freediving?
September 5, 2012
Deep in the ocean, hundreds of feet below the surface, Tanya Streeter is in her element. She wears a skin-tight, silver body suit over her tall 5-foot 7-inch frame and a mono fin that...
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Letter from the Publisher: Intersections
September 5, 2012
Our issue this month focuses on the mind and the body. And because each of us has a very personal connection with these two, one would speculate that we should have a reasonable understanding...
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Balancing Up Time with Down Time
September 5, 2012
Our toddlers are nothing if not energetic. Unlike so many adults, our little ones don’t have to push themselves to be active. Instead, we have to urge them to occasional moments of relative inactivity....
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It's the "Thoughts" That Counts
September 5, 2012
Ask any professional athlete whether he or she gets nervous before a competition, match, or race and all will say the same thing: “Yes; no matter how long you have been in the sport,...
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The 2012 Mind & Body Guide
September 5, 2012
There’s so much information bombarding us each day, and that makes it hard to stay focused and yet find a way to relax our minds. AFM has opened up this Mind & Body Guide for a...
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The Most Expensive Game in Town
September 5, 2012
The setting: 1979, in a middle school gym with hazy morning sunshine streaming in through windows high above the bleachers, fans straining to keep the Texas summer heat at bay. I, along with dozens...
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2012-2013 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Opens Registration!
September 5, 2012
While the days may feel more like summer right now, it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to the fall racing season. And for those Austin folks who love distance road running, fall...
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