April 2016: The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors are calling with this April 2016 Issue! The warm weather is here, meaning it’s time to start planning your road trips and adventures. Find articles citing the best hikes and views around, backpacking essentials and safety tips for international travel. Plus, tips on race days and completing your first triathlon!

 
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From The April 2016 Issue

April 1, 2016
You brushed your teeth this morning, right? Ate a filling breakfast? And I hope you are fully dressed (well, this is Austin). You did these things to prepare for your day. Maybe not in...
April 1, 2016
When you ask most people what they think Austin is known for, “The Live Music Capital of the World” is often mentioned. This was a phrase coined long ago, and since then the city...
April 1, 2016
Comparison is the thief of joy...and workout motivation.
April 1, 2016
April showers can keep you cooped up inside, so embrace the down time by curling up with a bowl of ramen noodle soup. The full flavored broth coats every taste bud and sends you...
April 1, 2016
Within the decathlon, what is your favorite event? Pole vault is my favorite. It was my first love. It was my intro into track and field. On top of that, there’s nothing cooler than...
April 1, 2016
fitppl fitppl.com fitppl was launched by Austin native Patrick Schecht in late 2015. He long embraced a simplistic, wholesome approach to eating but desired to have more convenient options available. The fitppl philosophy came...
April 1, 2016
Looking for an adventure? We’ve picked our favorite camping spots, challenging hiking trails and day trip escapes. The best part is that you don’t even have to leave Texas.
April 1, 2016
The Whole30 is a monthlong diet with a focus on eating clean, healthy foods. Not only does this serve as a hearty way to cleanse your body of processed food, hidden sugars, and inflammatories,...
April 1, 2016
They may say that ignorance is bliss, but in the world of triathlon, knowledge is power. Knowledge and lots of practice, of course.  There's no doubt that the sport can be intimidating. Those triathletes...
April 1, 2016
When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, we’ve heard it’s smart to note what we eat, how much we eat, and even when we eat. But did you know that where we eat makes...
April 1, 2016
International travel starts with good planning. Before packing a single suitcase, it’s important to consider the health risks associated with different countries. So, making a trip to the doctor should be on the list...
April 1, 2016
Finding the best shoe for you has traditionally begun by assessing the characteristics of your feet and gait, and then matching them with the features and properties of a particular shoe. If you had...
April 1, 2016
Before you head out to explore the destinations featured in our cover story, look to these suggested items that REI’s Cindy Abbott recommends for your first primitive camping experience. Check out all the camping essentials...
April 1, 2016
We’re cautious to prevent injury when exercising or competing, but seldom do we consider it during travel. With the immense growth Austin has seen, a regular daily commute can sometimes turn into an hour...
April 1, 2016
Sports and Outdoors  April 2 Horrible Hundred Austin High School Designed for elite and amateur athletes alike, The Horrible Hundred tests endurance, strength, power and speed by requiring teams of two to tackle 100...

FAQ

April 1, 2016
Austin Fit was all ears as we listened closely while Dr. Emmy Wu of Capital Otolaryngology informed us about the best way to take care of our sound-sensitive organs.
April 1, 2016
Although many teenage girls are blessed with fast metabolisms, it doesn’t excuse an unhealthy diet—especially one that is lacking in fiber. A study published in the journal Pediatrics revealed that adhering to a high-fiber...
April 1, 2016
Streamline   This is your free speed off the wall, whether it's a start or a turn. It is the fastest moment of your stroke. Raise arms behind your head and tuck behind your...
April 1, 2016
The AFM FITTEST has a new test this year called the wall ball. This is an assessment of the total body speed, strength and power endurance that has been made popular in the CrossFit...
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