December 2019: The Best Of 2019

The Best of Issue is, well, the best! Check out who and what won in categories ranging from Best Taco to Best Pediatrician. You might see your favorite spot or find a new place to check out in the New Year.

 
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From The December 2019 Issue

December 13, 2019
The holidays are upon us, which can mean stressing out about gifts and family, needing to get out of the house, and indulging in good food. So, we’ve prepared 12 days of workouts from...
December 6, 2019
While most hiking enthusiasts will have heard of these routes, they are some of the best hiking trails in the world and deserve a spot at the top of your bucket list! Even if...
December 4, 2019
Sometimes you can’t always make it to the gym, or perhaps you’re saving money and only taking part in free exercise. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout in like you...
December 2, 2019
A great therapist can help you know yourself better, improve your relationship skills, help you arrive at important insights and give you tools to bring to life’s twists and turns. A therapist can help...
December 1, 2019
Stress takes a toll on your quality of life. It can cause emotional and mental difficulties such as anxiety. Also, chronic stress causes physiological changes that can result in ongoing health woes. What are...
December 1, 2019
Fragrances have been known to have a dramatic effect on people’s moods. To dive deeper, fragrances not only can affect your mood, but your health as well. Enter essential oils, or aromatherapy, which is...
December 1, 2019
It’s a steamy mid-September morning in southwest Austin. The sun rises over the trees near the outdoor track at Baranoff Elementary School as grinning first-graders kick up dust with their heels, running the eighth-mile...
December 1, 2019
HIT Athletic is a new indoor fitness and sports facility that has over 25,000 square feet of multi-use space. Owned and operated by Adam and Stephanie Boenig and Eddie Esparza, HIT Athletic offers diverse...
December 1, 2019
It’s that time of year again — the holidays are here. With them, so are the parties, cocktail hours, cookies and amazing food. After working hard all year — or maybe you started yesterday...
December 1, 2019
We all have those thoughts of ‘Oh, I wish this wasn’t here, or I wish I had more of this,” says Alma Christensen, describing her personal struggle with body image. “Running with this group...
December 1, 2019
The Best of Austin Our readers voted in a variety of categories to voice some of their favorite stores, people, gyms, eateries — all the components of a fit and healthy lifestyle. If your...
December 1, 2019
Millions of Americans — and undoubtedly many of AFM readers — suffer from the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis. But new research and treatments are helping those with OA get active again. We discussed osteoarthritis...
December 1, 2019
Cynthia Salazar never dreamed she would have the opportunity to run an international race. As a local Austinite working full time and owning her own physical training business, at 40 she decided to compete...
December 1, 2019
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients Persimmon Syrup 2 small persimmons, tops removed and chopped (1 cup) 1 cup palm coconut blossom sweetener 3/4 cup water 3...
December 1, 2019
Austin Anthem is not your typical supporters group. The official fan club for Austin FC, Austin’s Major League Soccer team (which will play its first match in March 2021), Anthem was founded in 2013...
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