April 2015: 7th Annual AFM Fittest Dogs

The annual Fittest Dog Issue is here, highlighting the top dogs who beat out the over 100 submissions! Plus, stick around to learn tips for optimal dog health, about the therapy dogs of Austin and the five-acre dog park for you and your pooch!

 
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From The April 2015 Issue

April 1, 2015
In the March issue of Austin Fit, we discussed the worst water-borne infections people could catch from swimming in local lakes. We also explained how rare they are and gave tips on how to...
April 1, 2015
Challenge your lateral strength and leg stability to streamline your running.
April 1, 2015
Dr. Oz recently proclaimed coconut oil—specifically virgin coconut oil—as having “superpowers” and health enthusiasts everywhere are touting it as the healthiest new oil to use in cooking. But what about olive oil, the staple...
April 1, 2015
Call your canine friends and tell them to jump in the car. You’re headed on an adventure to a place—a paradise—where dogs can roam free.
April 1, 2015
Adopting a healthy diet is one thing. Obsessing over it is another.
April 1, 2015
Early age instruction can set you (and your child) up for aquatic success.
April 1, 2015
Three meal-prep strategies to bring back dinner (and save your sanity).
April 1, 2015
In our line of work, nothing is more important than the quality of our content and the best measure of that is how our readers respond each month. We welcome your feedback and take...
April 1, 2015
It’s been one month since I kicked off my cycling training plan to prepare for this year’s Crit, or Criterium, races at the Driveway Series and I just have one question: What in the...
April 1, 2015
These pups put their paws in the ring and beat out a field of more than 100 dogs to be named the fittest in the city.
April 1, 2015
Double your fitness by doubling up the fun.
April 1, 2015
You’re in-charge of your body. Help your health by learning how to read a blood test.
April 1, 2015
The only constant in the sporting goods industry is that it’s not static. While new brands continue to appear, their chances of success have not been great. That said, the odds of success have...
April 1, 2015
“You got next,” Richard Rafferty tells me. I’m standing in his driveway with five other men, about to start the next round in a pickup basketball game that’s been going on since 2001—the year...
April 1, 2015
Studios and stores for fitness-minded folks
April 1, 2015
Your excuse to not roll out your yoga mat just got a whole lot harder to pull off.
April 1, 2015
What You Need  8 ounces of organic tempeh 1 cup freshly squeezed, organic orange juice 2 teaspoons organic tamari or shoyu 1 1⁄2 teaspoons mirin 2 teaspoons agave nectar 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander 1...
April 1, 2015
You’ve made your bed. Now it’s time to sow in it.
April 1, 2015
The Texas Kettlebell Academy is bringing the International Championships to Austin this May
April 1, 2015
If this sunny, spring weather isn’t enough to inspire you to hit the trails on two wheels, this sick new gear sure will.
April 1, 2015
Guidance for working out Life’s conundrums
April 1, 2015
Those who engage in conversation on Twitter while trying to quit smoking are more likely to stop, according to a new study released by the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Tweet2Quit, a Twitter-based intervention...
April 1, 2015
Cardiologists from John Hopkins University have created a formula that can estimate a person’s risk of dying over the next decade. The researchers analyzed data taken from more than 58,000 heart stress tests and...
April 1, 2015
Transformational recoveries, smiling faces, and full hearts are just a few of the things these therapy dogs bring to those they meet
April 1, 2015
Much is changing about our city, but a few things will never change about living here. Like, for example, how it’s in your best interest to be in possession of a yoga mat, a...
April 1, 2015
We all know that Vitamin D helps absorb calcium and maintain muscle and bone health, yet there are millions of people who don’t receive enough vitamin D due to their lack of sunshine exposure....
April 1, 2015
For competitors, American Ninja Warrior is more than just a TV show. It’s a way of life.
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