December 2017: The Best Of 2017

See who and what won in AFM’s Best Of 2017 Issue! Categories span across nutrition, lifestyle, wellness and fitness with some winners returning and others making their first appearance. Plus don’t miss the profile of Vegan Olympic Weightlifter Tim Rawlings and a last minute gift roundup sure to please anyone left on your list!

 
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From The December 2017 Issue

December 3, 2017
Weston: What once was only a TRX equipment workout is now much more than that. They have rowing machines, self-driven treadmill, and three other workout stations that utilize medicine balls, bands and barbells. I...
December 3, 2017
My gratitude and excitement for this opportunity to serve as the new Austin Fit Magazine Editor has grown over the past month as I worked on this issue with the AFM team and contributors....
December 1, 2017
December is here, and it’s time to knock out those final gifts. We’ve made it easy with a list that has something for everyone! Order now, so you can relax when everyone else is...
December 1, 2017
Due to rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in Texas, non-alcohol induced fatty liver disease is the number one need for transplant in young adults. We sat down with Dr. Poordad of the...
December 1, 2017
New bike and pedestrian lanes enhance usability of urban trail network.
December 1, 2017
New bike and pedestrian lanes enhance usability of urban trail network.
December 1, 2017
Execute the exercise:  45 seconds work; 15 seconds rest X3 (or) 20 seconds work; 10 seconds rest X6. For an extended version, do 5-minute rounds.  Round One: Burpee to Jab-Cross Perform 3 sets for...
December 1, 2017
With the days getting shorter and colder, it can become more difficult to get out of bed for your morning movement. Try out some of these tips to ensure you get in that sunrise...
December 1, 2017
Essential oils are a great addition to any household, either for a natural, non-toxic fragrance or for therapeutic purposes. Add a few drops to an oil diffuser, a hot bath, or even shampoo and...
December 1, 2017
“The Importance of Probiotics” is a series of three articles on why probiotics support a healthy gut, how to incorporate them into your diet, and how to shop for them. This is the...
December 1, 2017
Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the thick tissue that connects the heel to the bone, affects more than 3 million people a year. After initial onset, treatment is difficult. Mike Fuentes, Fitness Coach at...
December 1, 2017
December is here, and it’s time to knock out those final gifts. We’ve made it easy with a list that has something for everyone! Order now, so you can relax when everyone else is...
December 1, 2017
Welcome to Sam’s hot sauna! Home of straight talk without the B.S. Open and frank advice on matters ranging from practical to taboo. Topics of discussion include health, fitness, wellness, nutrition, supplements, and sex—so...
December 1, 2017
  James Staats “I have been climbing for one year. Now it’s mostly indoors here at Austin Bouldering Project since my climbing partner is injured every other day, making it difficult to climb outdoors,”...
December 1, 2017
This Olympic weightlifting athlete is making gains on a vegan diet and intermittent fasting protocol. He’s a renowned coach here in Austin—so meet the man himself at CrossFit South Lamar, where he focuses on...
December 1, 2017
Our annual “Best of Austin Health and Fitness” results are in! Thousands of you voted on your favorite people and places in nutrition, lifestyle, wellness, and fitness. Each account could vote only once, so...
December 1, 2017
Studios and stores for fitness-minded folks
December 1, 2017
Tips to integrate more walking and natural movement into your daily routine.
December 1, 2017
Tis’ the season for stressful holiday travel. However, you can stay fit and healthy with these simple tips!
December 1, 2017
Bruce and Ronda Prothro inspire us to continue to pursue our passions, stay active, and prioritize relationships and community at every age. They have found a challenging yet sustainable way to maintain these priorities...
December 1, 2017
Last month, former editor Gretchen Goswitz tried out a ketogenic diet. After just two weeks of restricting carbohydrates, she dealt with hormonal imbalance. Dr. Kelly Brogan, a holistic women’s health psychiatrist, had a similar...
December 1, 2017
Holidays often mean lots of dairy- and gluten-laden indulgences. Do you want to partake in something sweet without the subsequent bloat? Here are our favorite vegan treats with wholesome ingredients that will leave you...
December 1, 2017
Soak up the last few weeks of fall with this flavorful, protein-packed dish. Loaded with healthy carbs, protein, and fats, this is a great post-workout meal that will fuel your muscles and brain. Most...
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