December 2011: The Giving Issue

The 2011 Giving Issue is here — just in time for the holidays. See how the DeJoria family is preparing for the Peace, Love and Happiness Ride in Austin, what the Trail Foundation is doing with the generous donations and local nonprofit updates.

 
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From The December 2011 Issue

December 30, 2011
This last Saturday, the 2011 USATF (USA Track & Field) National Cross Country Championships were held in Seattle.  And it was a great day for Austin’s own adidas/Team Rogue Elite. adidas/Team Rogue Elite (a/TRE)...
December 30, 2011
Another new year is upon us and many resolutions remain the same. Will this be the year some of us buckle down and really strive to achieve our goals? Here are 5 of the top resolutions...
December 30, 2011
Try using this hummus in place of mayonnaise or mustard on your sandwich or simply serve as a healthy appetizer with fresh vegetables and pita bread. (with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD) WHAT YOU NEED...
December 30, 2011
As we settle into the final weeks of the year—or scurry madly to finish holiday and travel preparations, or to close that last deal—it is in many ways gratifying to look back at the...
December 30, 2011
Keeping one’s bicycle functioning and clean in the winter can require more attention than usual, but can also help avoid injury or costly repairs later on. Here are a few tips on how to...
December 30, 2011
There’s virtually no way to talk about Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and the recently christened Roy and Ann Butler Hike and Bike Trail that encircles it without talking about love. Runners are passionate about...
December 30, 2011
Friday morning from 6-10 a.m. JB and Sandy from The JB & Sandy Morning Show will be giving away bikes to less-fortunate children as part of their annual Bikes For Kids program. The giveaway...
December 30, 2011
There are two equally important aspects of training: overload and recovery. As athletes, we all seem to be really good at the overload; we love the work, sweat, and sense of accomplishment from hard...
December 30, 2011
This past fall AFM brought you Fall produce, well Fall has come and gone and the produce section of your local grocery is changing a bit. Below are just a few of the produce...
December 30, 2011
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m too old to change,” or “it’s too late,” or “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”?  Sure you have and you have more than likely said...
December 30, 2011
Nearly every weekend there is a ride or race in Austin benefiting a worthy nonprofit organization. Austin residents—from the fittest to the fluffiest—routinely give time, training, and money to participate ‘for a good cause.’...
December 30, 2011
With December finally here and the new year not far behind, we are now constantly being bombarded with the latest and greatest weight loss solutions, and many seem too good to be true (because...
December 30, 2011
Here’s who’s leading the pack after the Run for the Water 10 Miler: Women’s age group leaders Age Name Time15-19 Courtney Reich 1:58:0120-24 Erica Stoltenberg 1:59:4925-29 Nicole Mendlik 2:11:4430-34 Ashley Butler 1:59:5535-39 Lisa Buckley...
December 30, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, hydration isn’t just for hot, Texas summers. Staying hydrated has many benefits in the winter season for a multitude of reasons. With winter comes low humidity and dry air which...
December 30, 2011
Today, Wednesday, December 7th 6:15pm -7:15pm: Managing Stress Seminar at Powers Family Wellness Center, Austin, TX“Stress kills” It’s more than just a saying, it’s the truth. Learn how to overcome stress. Your health and...
December 30, 2011
We may take for granted that the rest of the world looks at everyday things the way Americans do but, as any traveler knows, that’s not necessarily the case. What says more about everyday...
December 30, 2011
Colin’s Hope: Drowning Prevention In May 2010, I had surgery to repair an injury; thankfully, I was allowed to swim after a few weeks. While in physical therapy, I learned of a four-mile open...
December 30, 2011
One of the most comforting things in the wintertime is a hot, steamy, delicious bowl of soup. While a can of Campbell’s gets the job done, homemade is always the best (and healthiest) choice. So fire...
December 30, 2011
It’s fragrant, delicious and it’s the reason many of us make it to work in the morning: coffee.  Now I’m not saying it’s the nectar of the health gods, but it’s not as bad...
December 30, 2011
Layers that work for cold weather workoutsFOR HERPearl Izumi – PRO Prima Jacket $150.00offers lightweight wind protection and warmth in a sleek package. LOLE – Inspiring Skirt $50.00slides easily over swimsuit, shorts or leggings...
December 30, 2011
Tim Horton, a champion softball player, and Jonathan Wheeler, a recent graduate of the Golf Academy of America, had just finished a round of golf together in San Antonio when they sat down to...
December 30, 2011
In our current issue, we focused on philanthropy and giving (’tis the season, after all) and AFM covered The Trail Foundation’s (TTF’s) campaign to raise funds for the boardwalk completion project (you can read...
December 30, 2011
As the holidays draw nearer many of us will be boarding those big, silver birds and jetting off to visit family, friends or simply just to get away for a while. While flying can...
December 30, 2011
You know that love/hate relationship we all seem to have with Christmas cookies? Well I may have found a way to cheat the system, shh! I came upon some DELICIOUS recipes that I know...
December 30, 2011
John Paul and Eloise DeJoria have a lot of experience as philanthropists. He became a philanthropist as a small child, and she learned from her father how to give back even when traveling for...
December 30, 2011
We’ve all had those days (usually the day after a tough workout) where we wake up pretty sore, sometimes it’s even hard to move. So what is it that cause our muscles to scream...
December 30, 2011
Still looking for a last-minute gift for that runner in your life? With the latest fad in barefoot and minimalist running, you might want to consider this book, “Natural Running: The Simple Path to...
December 30, 2011
e are in the heart of the holiday season – how is your workout routine going? Are you small on time but large on excess calorie consumption? How’s your stress level? Remember, even fun...
December 30, 2011
My training schedule usually calls for a very intense shoulder workout prior to doing my KMB feature, so I had trained alongside some clients at the track that morning not knowing what was in...
December 30, 2011
The month is winding down, and the new AFM has hit the stands.  December’s issue focused on giving, and it seems appropriate to take one more look at a few charitable items before moving...
December 30, 2011
If you’re a parent, you know what it’s like to try to separate your teen from social media; sometimes it seems that the cellphone has become another appendage, while connecting through sites like Facebook...
December 30, 2011
by Deborah Bat SchmuelEDITOR’S NOTE: This month our Recipe Redux takes a culturally significant food for the holidays—the Potato Latke of Hanukah fame—and makes it a little more healthy. Tradition holds that a small...
December 30, 2011
Ok, so I know it’s the season of giving and all (we did put out the GIVING issue this month), but I can’t help but notice some of the amazing new fitness gizmos and...
December 30, 2011
Don’t let cold weather keep you from getting your workout in, follow these tips to have a safe and comfortable running experience this season! Layer Up – Dress in thin layers of synthetic materials...
December 30, 2011
Black eyed peas (yes the food, not the pop group sensation) have long been served on New Year’s Day and are said to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year. Not only...
December 30, 2011
You have all heard that there are more nonprofit organizations in Austin per capita than any other city in the U.S.  That would certainly suggest that our fair city is a nexus for charity...
December 20, 2011
Is there a fit Fido in your life? Does Spot keep you running? Can Max track or herd cattle? Has Princess got some amazing retrieving skills? Austin Fit Magazine wants to know! Nominate your...
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