December 2016: The Best Of 2016

The annual AFM Best Of 2016 Issue is finally here! We asked, you voted and now get ready to check out the winners in the 60 health, fitness, wellness and lifestyle categories!

 
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From The December 2016 Issue

December 6, 2016
December 2016 AFM Magazine Deals and Specials! An alphabetical listing of people and places offering specials and deals just for AFM readers this month. Now you can check them out online and in the magazine....
December 1, 2016
Monthly Mantra: Community This month, set the intention to embrace your community. It is a time for gathering, sharing, and giving thanks for connection. The Latin roots of the word community translates to mean...
December 1, 2016
1. Elevated Rear Foot Split Squat with Shoulder Press   Set-Up: Cradle ball at chest level and assume split stance position with rear foot elevated on bench. Ensure top of rear foot is flat...
December 1, 2016
Nutrition Best Smoothie Shop  1. JuiceLand  Will JuiceLand’s reign ever come to an end? Although they have an extensive menu full of juices, hot drinks, and healthy shots, the smoothies reign supreme by allowing...
December 1, 2016
When pursuing a healthier lifestyle, it is important to not only be aware what you are putting in your body, but also what you’re putting on your body. An estimated 90 percent of Americans...
December 1, 2016
Finding coal in your stocking used to be every kid’s worst nightmare. Finding charcoal, however, may be at the top of the holiday wish list.  HACIENDA’s Spicewood Charcoal Cleanser $16 | www.haciendaaustin.com With a fragrance...
December 1, 2016
For the Health Conscious: Whole Foods | www.wholefoodsmarket.com For the Outdoor Enthusiast: REI | www.rei.com For the Fruit Loving Foodie: Blenders and Bowls | www.blendersandbowls.com For the Bookworm: Book People | www.bookpeople.com For the Caffeine Junkie: Caffe Medici...
December 1, 2016
“Man is not going to wait passively for millions of years before evolution offers him a better brain,” said Romanian chemist and psychologist, Corneliu E. Giurgea in 1972. Now 44 years later, his premonition...
December 1, 2016
The Victory Medical Center has been Austin’s home for traditional and holistic healthcare for over two decades, and in the last six years has provided an inviting and accessible pharmacy for any nutraceutical needs....
December 1, 2016
Lying on your back now looking up at the clear blue sky, you begin to reflect on the circumstances that brought you here. First, there was the well-intended leap over the downed tree lying...
December 1, 2016
Holiday Weight Gain It’s not just in your head—you’re gaining weight during the holidays. The first 10 days after Christmas lead to the highest weight gain, an average of 1.3 pounds in Americans, according...
December 1, 2016
Is anyone ever not in the mood for a PB&J? It’s a quick and easy meal that requires no effort at all! The recipe is simple: slap some peanut butter on a slice of...
December 1, 2016
It stands to reason that if you invest your time and money in taking on a new challenge—say, learning Spanish—you would expect that if you attended your classes consistently three times a week for...
December 1, 2016
My alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m., and I stumble my way into the living room where my gym bag is stuffed with necessities for the arduous day ahead. I slap on my Garmin...
December 1, 2016
The Little Yoga House: thelittleyogahouse.com Parenting is challenging. Making sure everyone's needs are met (including your own) can often seem overwhelming and exhausting. Stress, anxiety, and chaos are all emotions most parents experience daily, yet...
December 1, 2016
In the land of Longhorns, Bevo XV rests comfortably at the end of his first regular season as the famous mascot for The University of Texas at Austin. Even an opponent against the Longhorn football...
December 1, 2016
I’m a bona fide radio geek. I interned at my first radio station when I was 18 years old, and would go in at 7 p.m. and help the night jock (who was far...
December 1, 2016
In a time where the world seems to move a mile a minute, happy hour is constantly calling your name and the box of donuts lurking in the office won’t stop taunting you, it’s...
December 1, 2016
Flower Child www.iamaflowerchild.com 11721 Rock Rose Avenue Austin, TX 78758 The restaurateur behind the beloved establishment True Food Kitchen has introduced another healthy concept that Austinites are sure to embrace. Flower Child at Domain...
December 1, 2016
’Tis the season to celebrate, and nothing says celebration more than a “cheers” with the ones you hold dearest. But as the glasses add up, so do the calories. Do you know what you’re...
December 1, 2016
Almond Milk Pros: • Almond milk offers 30 percent of the daily recommended amount of calcium and 25 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin D. • It also contains 50 percent of...
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