April 2020: Home + Family Issue

The Home & Family Issue is bringing you all you need to prepare for the spring season. Find tips to make spring cleaning easy, make the most out of working from home and and learn how to make staying active fun for all ages. This month’s cover story follows three, fit Austin families and outlines how you, too, can incorporate a love of health for the whole family.

 
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From The April 2020 Issue

April 30, 2020
Clean your room. Eat your broccoli. To a child, the command “get some exercise” sounds a lot like another chore to complete.  Kids instinctively love to get moving and test the limits of their...
April 29, 2020
Have you started avoiding your bathroom scale during the quarantine? If you find yourself looking in the mirror and heaving a sigh over your love handles, you aren’t alone.  Even during the best of...
April 28, 2020
Don’t let high temps kill your workout vibes.  Texas is known for its blazing hot summer temperatures. Which can also be dangerous when proper precautions are not taken. While the outdoors may leave you...
April 22, 2020
“We only have one Earth and we need to take care of her.” HISTORY OF EARTH DAY Celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year, Earth day began as a day focused on educating people about...
April 13, 2020
Health might seem like a goal, but it’s actually more like a lifelong journey. After all, it’s not just about achieving health, it’s also about nurturing and maintaining it throughout the years in order...
April 13, 2020
In a city full of outdoor enthusiasts, it makes sense camping is popular activity. Fortunately for Austinites, you don’t have to go far to find the perfect spot to pitch camp.
April 12, 2020
5 resilient plants that will make your air easier to breathe.
April 11, 2020
Settling into the full swing of spring, it’s typically expected around this time to clean out one’s home of unused and unnecessary items. As it can be easy to skip yet another year of...
April 10, 2020
Being cooped up for weeks is a surefire recipe for cabin fever. The cure is only a few steps away in your backyard. Now’s the perfect time to catch up with all those chores...
April 10, 2020
Q:What is acupuncture? A: Acupuncture is an energetic and physical prompt to your body’s own natural self-healing abilities. The gentle insertion of hair-thin needles at specific meridian points on the body eliminates “roadblocks” in...
April 8, 2020
Many Americans now find themselves welcomed to the wonderful world of telecommuting — even if they didn’t request the perk. That’s OK. Working from home offers a ton of advantages, not the least of...
April 8, 2020
Recently voted “Best New Gym” and “Best Place to Workout (North Austin)” in Austin Fit’s 2019 Best Of Poll, REGYMEN Fitness brings a new take on HIIT training to Austin. Here you’ll find a...
April 7, 2020
One of the greatest human phenomenons is the ability for our bodies to experience not only raw emotion, but the physical properties that come with it. We all know that when we’re sad, we...
April 6, 2020
People usually reach the peak of their physical functioning in their 20s and early 30s. After that, things start changing. The rate of the change is individual, and it depends on genetics, lifestyle choices...
April 6, 2020
Austin Fit and Camp Gladiator are teaming up to encourage folks to keep moving even while we’re social distancing! CG is offering a 6-week Choose to Move Challenge and Austin Fit is offering our...
April 5, 2020
Unfortunately, there is an apparent disconnect between American youth and proper nutrition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of obesity in a 2017 study was 18.5 percent and...
April 4, 2020
Austin has great trails, great weather and great people — making it a no-brainer to get out and join a running club. With so many options, we put together a list of the free...
April 3, 2020
Two Austin nonprofits work to bring equal access to sports to under-resourced children. When the bell releases kids from class at the end of the day, students race out of the classroom. With backpacks...
April 3, 2020
As the nation suffers through another week of COVID-19 social distancing, you probably noticed a lot of changes. A simple trip to the grocery now entails plastic gloves and copious amounts of hand sanitizer....
April 2, 2020
After the birth of their first child, Christophe and Patricia Ponsart ran a triathlon together. Then they did it again after their second kiddo, and yet again with their third. The tradition checked a...
April 1, 2020
What comes to mind when you think of a home gym? Is it a garage turned into a partial gym space? One-half fits actual fitness equipment, while the other half is filled with storage...
March 30, 2020
During this time of managing the coronavirus pandemic and sheltering in place, we’d like to share some tips for how to stay happy and lower stress at home. There’s increased anxiety and overwhelm for...
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