April 2014: Annual Fittest Dogs Issue

The AFM Fittest Dog Issue is back! Check out the local, fit pups while also browsing articles on high rise living pet owners, the benefits of being a fit couple, how to utilize failure as a tool and everything you didn’t know about dogs’ noses!

 
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From The April 2014 Issue

April 22, 2014
The scenes from the 118th Boston Marathon present a dichotomy of what was and what will be.
April 18, 2014
Teams of six to 10 people begin at Enchanted Rock in Fredricksburg and finish’s at Murchison Middle School in Austin.
April 10, 2014
AFM has profiled a group of pets from our “Fittest Dogs” contest that benefit from their owners’ fit lifestyles. Have you seen them at your gym or workout?
April 7, 2014
Cross training by swimming diversified workouts is a useful tool for a triathlete to gain strength, endurance, and confidence in the pool.
April 4, 2014
Stephanie Flores (Body by Frame) will be the instructor for AFM’s next free workout on April 6 at lululemon athletica in the Domain.
April 1, 2014
Tips for enjoying bath time with your pup.
April 1, 2014
Dogs and humans both have noses, but they differ greatly.
April 1, 2014
Vitamins and mineral supplements have taken a bruising in the last year. Several studies have shown they offer little protection against cardiovascular disease or cancer in healthy adults, and some editorials have gone as...
April 1, 2014
There are several diseases that can make otherwise fun outdoor activities risky; fortunately, they’re preventable with a few precautionary steps.
April 1, 2014
Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe gives advice for breaking through training plateaus by doing something different.
April 1, 2014
Failing at your first triathlon may actually be the best thing that ever happens in your sporting life.
April 1, 2014
Questions submitted by readers, answered by AFM staff
April 1, 2014
Food companies are turning profits into meals for kids in at-risk countries.
April 1, 2014
MapMyFitness ambassador Nathanial Friedman loves a coffee and snack along with his ride. Here’s his go-to 20-miler.
April 1, 2014
A balanced raw diet consists of approximately 80 percent muscle meat and bones, 10 percent organ meat, and 10 percent vegetables.
April 1, 2014
Public parks are often the heart of a neighborhood. They’re where families convene, kids caper, and harried city folks commune with nature. Dove Springs District Park, located in southeast Austin, has filled all these...
April 1, 2014
Serve as a spicy dip or sandwich spread.
April 1, 2014
A new study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology (March 2014) showed improved physiological changes and better quality of life for those who regularly practiced yoga. Patients in varying stages of breast cancer (0...
April 1, 2014
Personal trainer Andy Rivadeneira reviews four pieces of fitness equipment: ARC Trainer, Concept 2 Row Machine, Ab Carver Pro, and Prowler Sled
April 1, 2014
Applying SMARTset circuit training with these three movement strategies can pay big dividends in strength and power, just in time for the 2014 AFM FITTEST.
April 1, 2014
Rip Esselstyn provides his go-to vegetables to add nutrients to any meal.
April 1, 2014
Increasing fertility can involve multiple techniques and professionals, but basic fitness plays an important role.
April 1, 2014
Longer days, higher temperatures beg for life without socks.
April 1, 2014
As more youth athletes focus on one sport, the need for physical fitness training increases.
April 1, 2014
Two of Austin’s high-rise buildings make sure to keep their tenants’ pets in style.
April 1, 2014
Interacting with pets can provide physical and psychological benefits for the elderly.
April 1, 2014
If you’re looking for some spring reading, check out these books before their film adaptations hit theaters later this year. Gone Girl (in theaters Oct. 3) Book by Gillian Flynn Film starring Ben Affleck,...
April 1, 2014
Austinite West Hansen paddled the entire Amazon River, from source to Atlantic Ocean.
April 1, 2014
The Pine Street Foundation, a nonprofit cancer research group in San Anselmo, Calif., has trained five dogs to sniff out cancer.
April 1, 2014
Austin’s RuffTail Running works to find shelter dogs forever homes through the benefits of running
April 1, 2014
It’s easy to get moving with the Million Mile Month initiative, a nonprofit focused on bringing fitness to Texas.
April 1, 2014
Since its inception in Dallas in 2010, Camp Spark has expanded throughout the United States into nine cities and serves approximately 300 kids.
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