September 2014 Articles

FAQ: September 2014
September 3, 2014
Are a pull-up and a chin-up basically the same thing, or are they different? Should I be doing both when I go to the gym? A: Here’s how the two are the same: both...
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Training Your Life: Exercises to Combat Stress
September 2, 2014
Everyone wants a quick fix to body and brain challenges. The perfect workout is simple—just move. Those engaged in routine physical activity tend to have an easier time coping with daily stress and focusing...
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Travel the World with Your Fork
September 1, 2014
Americans are lucky to live in a country with a melting pot of cultures, and this includes some amazing food from all over the world. Many traditional cultural foods have become integrated into daily...
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Spicy Squash Medley
September 1, 2014
  What You Need (Servings: 6) 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 3 medium zucchini/summer squash, cut lengthwise and then crosswise into semicircles ½ onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon cumin powder ½...
Discover! –  A Sweet (And Steep) Way to Run 7 Miles
September 1, 2014
“The Barton Hills Lollipop Loop is one of my favorite ways to run seven miles,” said Al Cumming, namesake and coach behind the free Austin running group Al’s Ship of Fools. “I love the...
Cycling and Prostate Cancer
September 1, 2014
My cousin, a prolific steamy romance novelist, often refers to “nether regions” in her books. Technically, that’s the perineum, that area between the pubic bone and the coccyx front to back, and the “sit...
Marathon High Builds Runners, Shapes Lives
September 1, 2014
Early on the morning of Feb. 16, 2014, 81 middle school- and high school-aged students stood quietly as a group on the northwest grounds of the Texas State Capitol. They were just a small...
Feel the Rhythm of Movement
September 1, 2014
Acia Gray, the co-founder and producing artistic director of the Tapestry Dance Company, first showed talent when she was only 6 years old. She would go with her stepfather to his gigs around Houston....
Is Stress Managing You?
September 1, 2014
What does the mind-body connection have to do with health? Stress is one way that easily illustrates how the mind and body are connected. Of course, the mind tells the body to walk, talk,...
Jazzercise vs. Zumba
September 1, 2014
Jazzercise I’ve never taught Jazzercise, but I was a student for more than three decades. Created in 1969, Jazzercise has prevailed through changing styles and trends and still manages to be fresh. You have...
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New to Austin: September 2014
September 1, 2014
Snap Kitchen Snapkitchen.com This Austin-based eatery isn’t new; in fact, there are now six locations here, seven in Houston, and plans for a Dallas-area expansion in the works. The eat-in or take-home restaurant focuses...
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Moving Through the Hours at Ballet Austin
September 1, 2014
The sleek building is tucked on the corner of West Third and San Antonio Streets. At night, a bank of windows reveals a large studio with soaring ceilings and a baby grand piano nestled...
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AFM Around Town in August
September 1, 2014
AFM FITTEST Awards Ceremony and Issue Release Party
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PHIT America: Fighting the Inactivity Pandemic
September 1, 2014
Despite the excruciating Texas heat, the trails in central Austin welcome hordes of runners, joggers, and friendly walkers on a daily basis. Lady Bird Lake overflows with schools of paddleboarders, kayakers, and rowing teams....
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Tailgate Makeover
September 1, 2014
Sacrifice the calories but not the fun this season
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Working Out on the Road
September 1, 2014
Traveling, whether on a business trip or the family vacation, means a break from habit. Cramped hotel rooms, less-than-stellar gym equipment, and unfamiliar surroundings can be enough to dissuade the overwhelmed traveler from getting...
Breathing Patterns and Performance
September 1, 2014
A variety of “hot” discussion topics and analysis fly through the fitness and strength and conditioning industries: minimalist footwear, CrossFit, to stretch or not to stretch, high intensity versus sport-specific training, and nutrition and...
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FitFinds: Dancing for Fitness
September 1, 2014
Ballet Fitness with Nicky McGinty, $13 Totalfitnessdvds.com This is a workout for the true ballet aficionado. Choreographer Nicky McGinty has created six fitness-focused ballet programs that utilize movements from famous productions, such as Swan...
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